Rear Shock Absorber
To adjust the spring preload, turn in the adjusting nut [A]
to the desired position and tighten the locknut [B].
Spring Length [C]
Spring Preload Setting
The standard adjusting nut setting for an average-build
rider of 68 kg (150 lb) with no passenger and no acces-
sories is 173.7 mm (6.84 in.) spring length.
Rear Shock Absorber Removal
Lower Fairings (see Lower Fairings Removal in the
Using the jack, raise the rear wheel off the ground.
Special Tools - Jack: 57001-1238
Jack Attachment: 57001-1608
Squeeze the brake lever slowly and it with a band [A].
Be sure to hold the front brake when removing the
shock absorber, or the motorcycle may fall over. It
could cause an accident and injury.
Lower Shock Absorber Nut and Bolt [A]
Upper Tie-Rod Nut and Bolt [B]
Upper Shock Absorber Nut and Bolt [C]
Remove the shock absorber downward.
Rear Shock Absorber Installation
Torque - Rear Shock Absorber Nuts: 34 N·m (3.5 kgf·m, 25
Tie-Rod Nuts: 59 N·m (6.0 kgf·m, 43 ft·lb)
Spring length 173.7 mm (6.84 in.)
Spring length 168.7 ∼ 178.7 mm (6.642
∼ 7.035 in.)