2-70 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Replace the O-ring [A] with a new one.
Visually inspect the piston [B] and oil seal assembly [C].
If the piston and oil seal assembly are badly scored, rusty
or damaged, replace them.
Check the bladder [A] for sign of damage or crack.
If necessary, replace it with a new one.
Do not use a damaged or partially collapsed blad-
der, because it may burst, gently reducing rear
Replace the gas reservoir cap [B] with a new one.
Apply grease to the lip [C] of the bladder and install the
Temporarily install the gas reservoir damping adjuster as-
Pour the rear shock oil of about 20 mL (0.68 US oz.) into
the gas reservoir [B].
Pour the rear shock oil of about 360 mL (12.2 US oz.) into
the rear shock body [C].
Suspension Oil - SS-25 (1 L): 45024-0001
Tilt the rear shock body slightly.
Bleed the air by tapping the rear shock body several time.
Hold the upper portion of the rear shock absorber in a vise
with soft jaws or heavy cloth.
Push the gas reservoir cap assembly [A] into the gas
reservoir slowly until it just clears the circlip groove. Wipe
out any spilled oil.
Replace the circlip with a new one.
Pressurized nitrogen gas can explode out of the
shock reservoir cap if a weakened, deformed or
flawed circlip is used, allowing oil and internal parts
to burst out of the reservoir with great force and
cause serious injury. To avoid injury, always use a
new circlip whenever the shock is reassembled.
Mount the circlip in the groove in the gas reservoir.