2-62 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Replace the circlip [A] with a new one and install the circlip
in the groove in the cylinder unit [B].
If the circlip is damaged or not correctly installed
in the groove in the cylinder unit, the chamber cap
may come out of the front fork when injecting the
air pressure or riding the motorcycle. This could
cause a crash resulting in serious injury or death.
When the circlip is removed, replace it with a new
one and correctly install it in the groove.
Pumping the cylinder unit and fit the chamber cap [C] to
With the piston rod fully stretched, inject the air of speci-
fied pressure to the inner chamber by using the suitable
air pump [A].
Inner Chamber Air Valve [B]
Rapid pressurization of the cylinder unit can dam-
age it and eject the piston rod with great force,
creating the potential for injury. To avoid injury
and damaging the piston rod, do not pressurize the
cylinder unit quickly with compressed air; use a
manually operated air pump.
Inner Chamber Air Pressure
(US, CA, AU) 1 200 kPa (12.24 kgf/cm²,
(EUR, BR) 1 100 kPa (11.21 kgf/cm², 160
600 ∼ 1 400 kPa (6.11 ∼ 14.28 kgf/cm², 87.0
∼ 203 psi)
Measure the cylinder unit length [A].
If it is not within the standard, replace the cylinder unit.
Cylinder Unit Length
950.5 ∼ 952.5 mm (37.42 ∼ 37.50 in.)