Install the fork spring [A] with the smaller end [B] facing
Holding the spacer [A] with the fork spring compressor
[B], compress the fork spring.
Special Tool - Fork Spring Compressor: 57001-1685
Insert the fork spring stopper [C] under the piston rod nut
Special Tool - Fork Spring Stopper: 57001-1374
Replace the O-ring [A] on the top plug with a new one.
Apply grease to the O-ring.
Screw in the top plug [B] until it stops onto the piston rod.
Holding the top plug, tighten the piston rod nut [C] against
the top plug.
Torque - Piston Rod Nut: 15 N·m (1.5 kgf·m, 11 ft·lb)
Remove the special tools.
Raise the outer tube and screw the top plug into it.
Install the front fork (see Front Fork Installation).
After installing the front fork, adjust the spring preload
and damping force correctly.
Front Fork Disassembly
Remove the front fork (see Front Fork Removal).
Drain the fork oil (see Front Fork Oil Change).
Hold the axle portion of the front fork in a vise [A].
Unscrew the cylinder unit by using the fork cylinder
Special Tool - Fork Cylinder Wrench: 57001-1831