Drain the fork oil into a suitable container.
Pump the piston rod [A] up and down at least ten times to
expel the oil from the fork.
Special Tool - Fork Piston Rod Puller, M12 × 1.25 [B]:
Hold the fork tube upright, press the outer tube [A] and
the piston rod all the way down.
Pour in the type and amount of fork oil specified.
SHOWA SS-47 or equivalent
Amount (Per Side):
When changing oil:
Approx. 420 mL (14.2 US oz.)
After disassembly and completely dry:
492 ±2.5 mL (16.6 ±0.085 US oz.)
If necessary, measure the oil level as follows.
Hold the inner tube vertically in a vise.
Using the piston rod puller [A], move the piston rod [B] up
and down more than ten times in order to expel all the air
from the fork oil.
Special Tool - Fork Piston Rod Puller, M12 × 1.25 [A]:
Remove the piston rod puller.
Wait until the oil level settles.
With the fork fully compressed and the piston rod fully
pushed in, insert a tape measure or rod into the inner
tube, and measure the distance from the top of the outer
tube to the oil.