2-50 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Front Fork Oil Change
Number Plate (see Number Plate Removal in the Frame
Front Wheel (see Front Wheel Removal in the
Loosen the front fork clamp bolts (upper) [A].
Set rebound and compression damping setting to the
softest settings before disassembly to minimize damp-
ing forces that can hinder disassembly. Record the set-
ting before turning the adjuster.
Turn the handlebar to one side, and loosen the cylinder
Special Tool - Top Plug Wrench, 50 mm [B]: 57001-1645
Do not remove the cylinder unit.
Front Fork (see Front Fork Removal in the Suspension
Thoroughly clean the fork before disassembly.
Be careful not scratch the inner tube and not to
damage the dust seal.
Avoid scratching or damaging the inner tube or the
dust seal. Use a mild detergent and sponge out dirt
with plenty of water.
Left Front Fork
Using the top plug wrench [A], remove the cylinder unit
[B] from the outer tube [C] and slowly slide down [D] the
Special Tool - Top Plug Wrench, 50 mm: 57001-1645
Place an oil pan under the front fork and drain the fork oil
Pump the outer tube several times to drain the fork oil.