Hold the front fork horizontally in a vise [A].
Hold the cylinder unit [B] with the special tools and tighten
the Allen bolt [C].
Special Tools - Fork Cylinder Holder Handle [D]: 57001-183
Fork Cylinder Holder Adapter [E]: 57001
Apply a non-permanent locking agent to the threads of
the bottom Allen bolt, and tighten it.
Torque - Front Fork Bottom Allen Bolts: 20 N·m (2.0 kgf·m,
Pour in the specified type of oil (see Front Fork Oil
Inner Tube Inspection
Visually inspect the inner tube.
If there is any damage, replace the inner tube. Since
damage to the inner tube damages the oil seal and dust
seal, replace the oil seal and dust seal whenever the inner
tube is replaced.
If the inner tube is badly bent or creased, replace
Excessive bending, followed by subsequent
straightening, can weaken the inner tube.
Temporarily assemble the inner and outer tubes, and
pump them back and forth manually to check for smooth
If you feel binding or catching, the inner and outer tubes
must be replaced.
A straightened inner or outer fork tube may fall in
use, possibly causing an accident resulting in seri-
ous injury or death. Replace a badly bent or dam-
aged inner or outer tube and inspect the other tube
carefully before reusing it.
Dust Seal Inspection
Inspect the dust seal [A] for any signs of deterioration or
Replace it if necessary.