Pour out the fork oil [A] with the fork upside down.
Hold the outer tube vertically in a vise.
Fill the front fork with the specified oil.
Suspension Oil - SS-8 (1 L): 44091-0007
Amount (Per Side):
When changing oil:
Approx. 365 mL (12.3 US oz.)
After disassembly and completely dry:
428 ±2.5 mL (14.5 ±0.084 US oz.)
Wait for about five minutes so that any suspended air bub-
bles can surface.
Measure the oil level, using the fork oil level gauge [A].
Special Tool - Fork Oil Level Gauge: 57001-1290
Set the oil level gauge stopper [B] so that its lower side
shows the oil level distance specified [C].
Insert the gauge tube into the inner tube [D] and position
the stopper across the top of the inner tube [E].
Pull the handle slowly to draw out the excess oil until no
more oil comes up the tube.
If not oil is drawn out, there is not enough oil in the fork.
Pour in some more oil and measure again.
Oil Level (Fully compressed, without spring)
150 ±2 mm (5.91 ±0.08 in.)
Install the fork spring with the smaller end [A] facing down-
Replace the O-ring on the top plug with a new one, and
install it to the top plug.
Push down the top plug to install the ring, and then fit the
ring into the groove of the inner tube.
Install the front fork (see Front Fork Installation).
Front Fork Disassembly
Remove the front fork (see Front Fork Removal).
Drain the fork oil (see Front Fork Oil Change).