Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Apply shock absorber oil to the bushing and O-ring of the
piston rod assembly.
Insert the piston end [A] of the piston rod assembly into
the rear shock body [B] slowly. Do not insert the seal
assembly [C] yet.
Purge the air from rear shock body by slowly pumping the
piston rod assembly in and out.
Push the seal assembly into the rear shock body until it
just clears the circlip groove.
Replace the circlip with a new one.
Fit the circlip [A] into the groove in the rear shock body
Pull up the piston rod assembly [C] against the circlip.
If the circlip is not a certain fit in the groove in the
rear shock body, the piston rod assembly may come
out of the rear shock body when injecting the nitro-
gen gas 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.
Force the stopper [A] into the rear shock body by lightly
tapping around the edge of the stopper with a plastic mal-
Fully extend the piston rod assembly.
Remount the upper portion of the shock absorber in a vise
with soft jaws or heavy cloth.
Remove the gas reservoir damping adjuster assembly.
Fill the specified oil [A] into the damping adjuster assem-
Suspension Oil - SS-25 (1 L): 45024-0001
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE 2-71