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11
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16 SUSPENSION
Gas
Reservoir
Compression Damping Adjustment
To adjust compression damping.
turn the
compres-
sion
damping adjuster
on
the gas reservoir with the
blade of a
screwdriver
until
you
feel
a click.
If the damper
setting
fee
ls
too
soft
or too
stiff,
adjust
it
in
accordance
with the
foll
owing
table.
Compression
Damping AdjJstment
Softer
Harder
16
0
"
2
12
10
B
6
LStandard
Number of
turns
counterclockwise
usable
r8nge-16 clicks
A.
Seated position
with adjuster turned
fully
clockwise.
A.
Compression
Damping Adjuster
B.
Mark
Gss Pressure
Adjustment
The
gas pressure in the gas reservoir
can
be
ad-
justed for different
course and
loading
conditions.
The following table
shows an
example of
gas
pressure adjustment.
To
obtain stable handling
or
a suitable riding
condition,
adjust
the gas pressure
for different
course
and
loading conditions
as neces-
sary.
The standard
gas pressure
is
1200
kPa (12.0
kg/cm
1
,
170
psi~
Ordinarily,
the heavier the total
load
becomes,
the higher the gas pressure
should
be
sel
Gas Pressure Adjustment
IAdjusta~
Rangel
Gas Pressure
Setting
Load
Course
kPa
(kg/cm
2
,
psi)
1000
(10.0
,
142)
Soft
Light
Smooth
t
t
t
t
1500 (15.0, 213)
Hard
Heavy
Rough
To
adjust
the gas
pressure:
NOTE
OCheck
and adjust the
gas
pressure when
the
gas
reservoir
is
cold (room
temperature).
-
Use a jack (special tool) under the
engine
or
other
suitable means
to raise
the
rear
wheel off
the
ground.
-
Remove
the valve cap and check
the gas pressure
with the air pressure
gauge.
A.
Valve Cap
-
If
standa
rd
pressure is
insufficient
for
you,
add nitr()o-
gen
gas
using a
suitable
tool until the desired pres-
sure
is
reached.
Change the gas pressure within the
range
specified
in the table above to
suit
various
riding
conditions.

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