2-52 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Remove the cylinder unit [A] with the top plug wrench [B].
Special Tool - Top Plug Wrench, 50 mm: 57001-1645
Remove the cylinder unit [A] from the outer tube [B].
Do not make the piston rod contact to the outer
tube. The piston rod could be damage. Disassem-
bling the cylinder unit can lead to trouble. Do not
disassemble the cylinder unit.
Hold the front fork at the inverted position for more than
20 minutes to allow the fork oil to fully drain.
Holding the top plug wrench (57001-1645) [A] with a vise,
loosen the base valve assembly [B] using the top plug
wrench (57001-1810) [C].
Special Tools - Top Plug Wrench, 50 mm: 57001-1645
Top Plug Wrench, 36 mm: 57001-1810
Remove the base valve assembly [A] from the cylinder
Slowly compress the piston rod until it stops so that the
base valve assembly can be removed easily.
Be careful not to damage the bushing of the base
Disassembling the base valve assembly can lead to
Do not disassemble the base valve assembly.