Spring Preload Adjustment
To adjust the spring preload, turn the spring preload ad-
The standard adjuster setting is the 6 1/4 turns in from
the fully counterclockwise position.
The spring preload can be left soft for average riding. But
it should be adjusted harder for high speed riding or riding
with a passenger. If the spring action feels too soft or too
stiff, adjust it in accordance with the following table.
20 turns in
Front Fork Removal (Each Fork Leg)
Upper Fairing (see Upper Fairing Removal in the Frame
Front Wheel (see Front Wheel Removal in the
Front Fender (see Front Fender Removal in the Frame
If fork leg is to be disassembled, loosen the upper and
lower front fork clamp bolts to lower the fork leg [A] as
shown. And retighten the lower front fork clamp bolts.
Then, loosen the top plug [B] beforehand.
Special Tool - Top Plug Wrench (45 mm) [C]: 57001-1741
Loosen the lower front fork clamp bolts.
Upper Front Fork Clamp Bolt [A]
Lower Front Fork Clamp Bolts [B]
With a twisting motion, work the fork leg down and out.
Front Fork Installation (Each Fork Leg)
Tighten the front fork top plug to the specified torque if the
front fork top plug is removed.
Torque - Front Fork Top Plugs: 35 N·m (3.6 kgf·m, 26 ft·lb)