If the oil is above or below the specified level, remove or
add oil and recheck the oil level.
Fork oil level may also be measured using the fork oil
level gauge [A] as follows.
Special Tool - Fork Oil Level Gauge: 57001-1290
Set the oil gauge stopper [B] so that its lower side shows
the oil level distance specified [C].
Insert the gauge tube into the inner tube [D] and position
the stopper across the inner tube top end [E].
Pull the handle slowly to draw out the excess oil until no
more oil comes up the tube.
If no oil is drawn out, there is not enough oil in the inner
tube. Pour in some more oil, then draw out the excess.
Install the fork spring [A] so that the closed coil end [B]
faces downward [C].
Replace the O-ring [A] with a new one.
Fork Spring [B]
Top Plug [C] with new O-ring
Front Fork (see Front Fork Installation (Each Fork Leg))
Install the front fork to the stem base temporary (see Front
Fork Installation (Each Fork Leg)).
Push the top plug [A] down with a suitable tool [B].
Install the new retaining ring [C].
Torque - Front Fork Clamp Bolts: 26 N·m (2.7 kgf·m, 19
Tighten the two clamp bolts alternately two times to en-
sure even tightening torque.
Install the removed parts (see appropriate chapters).