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, M10 × 1.0: 57001
Remove the piston rod puller.
Compression Damping Adjuster Rod (Outside) [A]
Rebound Damping Adjuster Rod (Inside) [B]
Check that the length of rebound damping adjuster rod is
about 12.6 mm (0.50 in.) [C].
If the length is not correct, reinstall the compression
damping adjuster rod and rebound damping adjuster rod.
Wait until the oil level settles.
With the fork fully compressed, insert a tape measure or
rod into the piston rod guide case [A], and measure the
distance [B] from the top [C] of the outer tube [D] to the
Oil Level (fully compressed)
Standard: 116 ±2 mm (4.6 ±0.08 in.)
Fork oil level may also be measured using the fork oil
level gauge [E].
Special Tool - Fork Oil Level Gauge: 57001-1290
Pull the handle slowly to pump out the excess oil until the
oil no longer comes out.
If no oil is pumped out, there is insufficient oil in the inner
tube. Pour in enough oil, then pump out the excess oil as
Install the piston rod nut [A] so that the length from the rod
end threads is 15 mm (0.59 in.) [B] or more.