2-60 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
(2) Need re-judgment
After wiping of oil, pump the front fork down and up about
If oil leak is suspected, pump it down and up again. If
the inner tube surface shows the condition like photo [E],
judge as oil leak.
In case the grease on seal makes this mark, the condi-
tion of photo [D] continues for several months, so need to
(3) Oil leak
After inspecting the inner tube, replace the oil seal (see
the Front Fork Disassembly in the Suspension chapter).
After replacing the oil seal, conduct the judgment of the
oil leak again.
The cause of oil leak may be as follows.
(1) The oil seal is deformed due to foreign particles into
the oil seal. In this case, replace the oil seal.
(2) The inner tube is damaged. In this case, replace the
Before replacing the oil seal, check the inner tube surface
for any scratch. Scratches can be detected by rubbing the
surface with your finger nail. If there is a scratch, you can
feel it by your nail.
Rear Shock Absorber Oil Leak Inspection
Visually inspect the rear shock absorber [A] for oil leak-
If the oil leakage is found on it, replace the rear shock
absorber with a new one.
Rocker Arm Operation Inspection
Pump the seat down and up 4 or 5 times, and inspect the
If the rocker arm [A] do not smoothly stroke or noise is
found, inspect the fasteners and bearings (see Rocker
Arm/Tie-Rod Bearing, Sleeve Inspection in the Suspen-