2-60 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Place the drain pan under the front fork and drain fork oil
Hold the axle holder with a vise.
Protect the axle holder with a soft jaw or heavy cloth when
using a vise.
Clamping the axle holder part too tight can damage
it which will affect riding stability. Do not clamp the
axle holder part too tight.
Loosen the sealing bolt [A] completely.
When removing the sealing bolt, do not force to loosen
it at once using an impact wrench.
Compress the outer tube by hand and remove the seal-
ing bolt from the axle holder part so that the locknut [A]
appears about 20 ∼ 30 mm (0.79 ∼ 1.18 in.).
Hold the locknut with a wrench [B] and remove the sealing
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 with a vise.
Loosen the cylinder unit [A] with the top plug wrench [B].
Special Tool - Top Plug Wrench, 50 mm: 57001-1645