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11-20 SUSPENSION
Remove the air bleeder bolt (A) from the upper part of the rear shock
body.
*
If oil comes
out
of
the
air bleeder bolt
hole,
let
it
overflow
until
it
stops.
*
If
oil does nOI come out of the air bleeder bolt
hole,
add
t
he specified
oil inlO
the air bleeder
bolt hole unlil
it
overflows (that
is,
unlil all
the
remaining air is forced out)
.
.
'nstall the air
bleeder
bolt
securely.
.Fu
lly extend
the
push rod
assembly.
e
lnJect
the nitrogen
gas to a pressure of
50
kPa (0.5 kg/em
'
,
7 psi)
through the
valve on
the
gas reservoir
.
Check the rear shock body and gas
reservoir
for oil and gas leaks
*'1 there
are
no
leaks,
inject the
nitrogen
gas up to the
980
kPa (10
kg/em',
142 psi)
pressure.
Check and adjust the gas
pressure
when
the
gas
reservoir is cold (room
temperature)
.
J",WARNING
Pressurize the gas reservoir with nitrogen
gas
only.
Do not ule
air
or other
geses,
since they may
cause premature wear, rUlt,
lire
hazard,
or substandard
performance.
High pressure gas Is
dangerous.
Have
a
qualified mechank:
perlorm
this procedure
.
Install
the
spring and spring guide.
o
Both
damping
adjusters must
be
on the same side.
Compression Damping Adjuster
[A]
Rebound
Damping
Adluster [B]
.Adjust
the following.
Spring
Force
Compression
Damping
Adjuster
Rebound Damping
Adjuster
Install
the
rear
shock
absorber.
Spring Inspection
Since a spring becomes shorter as it weakens. check its free length
[AJ
to determine
its
condition.
*If
the
spring is shorter
than
the
seNice limit it must
be
replaced.
Rear
Shock
Absorber Spring Free Length
Standard:
255 mm
Service Limit
250 mm
Scrapping
Remove the rear
shock absorber (see
this
chapter).
Point
the reservoir valve away
from
you and slowly
release
the nitrogen
gas
pressure from
the gas
re5eNoir [AJ
by pushing
down the valve
core
[8]
with
a
screwdriver.
".WARNING
The high pressure gas
Is
dangerous.
Do
nOI point the valve toward
your lace or body.
00 not
Incinerate a
shock
absorber
without first removing the
valve
or It may
explode.
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