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A.
Beraing
Balls
FRONT FORK
Either too much or too
little
oil
in
the fork
legs
will adversely affect shock damping.
Too
much
oil
or
too heavy
oil
makes the action too stiff; too little oil
or too light oil makes the action soft, decreases damping
potential,
and
may cause noise during fork movement.
Contaminated or deteriorated oil will also affect
shock damping and, in addition, will accelerate
internal
wear.
The fork oil should be changed periodically
(Pg.
1
O}
or sooner if
the
oil appears
dirty.
A bent, dented, scored, or otherwise damaged
inner
tube will damage the oil seal, causing oil
leakage.
A
badly bent inner tube may
cause
poor
handling.
Fork oil
level
To check the fork oil
level,
first place a jack or
stand
under the engine so. that the front wheel is raised off
the ground.
Remove the top plug and pull out the
spring
from
the inner tube.
Insert a
rod
down into
the
tube,
and measure the distance from the top of
the inner tube to the oil level. If the oil is below the
correct level, add enough oil to bring it
up
to the
proper
level,
taking care not to
overfill.
Fork Oil Level
Rod
Oil Level
Inner Tube
MAINTENANCE-CHASSIS 151
Front Fork
1.
Spring
8. Spring
2.
Oil Seal
9. Valve Seat
3. Dust Seal
10. Non-return Valve
4. Piston Ring
11.
Collar
5.
Piston
12.
Lower Chamber
6. Inner
Tube
13.
Cylinder Base
7.
Outer Tube

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