Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Measure the both diameters of the fork spring ends and insert the
fork spring with the small diameter end [A] facing down.
Check both top plug O-ring [A] for damage and replace them if
Push down the top plug and install the circlip.
Assemble the other fork tube in the same way as described above.
Install the parts removed.
Front Fork Inner Tube Inspection
Visually inspect the front fork for oil leakage, damage on the outer
surface of the inner tube [A].
If necessary, repair any damage.
Nick or rust damage can sometimes be repaired by using a wet-stone
to remove sharp edges or raised areas which cause seal damage.
If the damage is not repairable, replace the inner tube. Since damage
to the inner tube damages the oil seal, replace the oil seal whenever
the inner tube is repaired or replaced.
Temporarily assemble the inner and outer tubes, and pump them back
and forth manually to check for smooth operation.
If the inner tube is badly bent or creased, replace it. Excessive
bending, followed by subsequent straightening, can weaken
the inner tube.
Rear Shock Absorber Inspection
Since the rear shock absorber is sealed units which cannot be
disassembled, only external checks of operation are necessary.
With the shock absorber removed, compress it and see that the
compression stroke is smooth and that there is damping in addition
to spring resistance to compression. When the unit is released,
the spring should not suddenly snap it to full length.
extend smoothly with notable damping. When the shock absorber
is operated, there should be no oil leakage.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE 2-17