Rear Shock Absorber (Air Type)
Remove the nuts [A], spring washers, and flat washers
from both ends of the rear shock absorber [B].
Pull the rear shock absorber off the frame.
Rear Shock Absorber Installation
Install the sleeve [A] so the flange side faces inside.
Install the rear shock absorber.
Turn the air valve and adjuster toward out.
Flat Washers [B]
Spring Washers [C]
Torque - Rear Shock Absorber Nuts [D]: 34 N·m (3.5 kgf·m,
Rear Shock Absorber Inspection
Remove the rear shock absorbers (see Rear Shock Ab-
Visually inspect the following items.
Oil Leakage (see Rear Shock Absorber Oil Leak Inspec-
tion in the Periodic Maintenance chapter)
Crack or Dent
If there is any damage to the rear shock absorber, one unit
feels weaker than the other, replace both shock absorbers
as a set.
Visually inspect the rubber bushings [A].
If they show any signs of damage, replace them.
Visually inspect the shock absorber sleeves [A] and nee-
dle bearings [B].
The roller in a needle bearing normally wear very little,
and wear is difficult to measure. Instead of measuring,
inspect the bearing in the shock absorber for abrasion,
color change, or other damage.
If there is any doubt as to the condition of any of the nee-
dle bearings or sleeves, replace the sleeves, and needle
bearings as a set.