Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Raise the outer tube and temporarily install the cylinder
unit [A] to the outer tube [B] with the top plug wrench [C].
Special Tool - Top Plug Wrench, 50 mm: 57001-1645
Hold the axle holder [A] with a vise.
Protect the axle holder with a soft jaw or heavy cloth when
using a vise.
Clamping the axle holder too tight can damage it
which will affect riding stability.
Do not clamp the axle holder too tight.
Loosen the adjuster assembly [B] completely.
When removing the rebound adjuster assembly, do not
use an impact wrench.
Compress the outer tube by hands and remove the ad-
juster assembly from the axle holder part so that the lock-
nut appears about 20 ∼ 30 mm (0.79 ∼ 1.18 in.)
Hold the locknut [A] with a wrench [B] and remove the
adjuster assembly [C].
Remove the push rod [A].
Removing the locknut and pushing the piston rod
thread into the cylinder unit will damage the oil seal.
Do not remove the locknut from the piston rod.
Remove the fork leg from the vise.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE 2-51