Check the distance between the upper end [A] of the
spring preload adjuster [B] and rebound damping adjuster
[C] with a pair of vernier caliper.
1.5 mm (0.059 in.) [D]
Set the fork spring compressor on the slider [A] using the
outer tube as a guide.
Special Tools - Fork Spring Compressor: 57001-1587
Set the cutout of the clamp to the slider.
While holding up the piston rod puller by one person, and
insert the fork spring stopper between the piston rod nut
and the slider.
Special Tool - Fork Spring Stopper: 57001-1374
Remove the piston rod puller.
Insert the rebound damping adjuster rod into the holes of
the piston rod.
Screw in the top plug stopped onto the piston rod.
Check the O-ring [A] on the top plug and replace it with a
new one if damaged.
Apply grease to the new O-ring.
Holding the spring preload adjuster [B] with a wrench [C],
tighten the piston rod nut [D] against the top plug.
Torque - Piston Rod Nuts: 19 N·m (1.9 kgf·m, 14 ft·lb)
While holding up the top plug [A] by one person, and pull
out the fork spring stopper [B].
Remove the fork spring compressor.
Raise the outer tube and screw the top plug into it.
Install the front fork (see Front Fork Installation).