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DISASSEMBLY -- CHASSIS
2.
Replace the lower tapered roller bearing with a new
one, if the grease seal is damaged. Apply grease to
the lower tapered roller bearing inner race, and then
drive it onto the steering stem using the stem bearing
driver and adapter (special tools). The "UP" mark
on the adapter must face upwards.
Be
sure to press
it until it stops at the stem base.
A.
Stem
Bearing Driver (57001-137)
B. Adapter (57001-1074)
FRONT FORK
Removal (each fork leg):
eSet the motorcycle on its center stand, and lift the
front wheel off the ground using a jack at the specified
location under the engine or by other suitable means.
See Fig.
G2.
eRemove the front wheel (Pg.
121).
eRemove the bolts and lockwashers
(4
ea), and remove
the
front
fender.
elf the fork leg is to be disassembled after
removal,
release the air through the air valve and loosen the air
valve and the top bolt now.
eLoosen the upper and lower clamp bolts (3).
A. Upper Clamp Bolt
C. Top Bolt
B.
Lower Clamp Bolts
eWith a twisting motion, work the fork leg down and
out.
Installation Notes (each fork leg):
1. Slide the fork leg
·
up through the lower and upper
clamps until the mating surface of the top bolt
flange and the inner tube end is even with the upper
surface of the stem head. Tighten the upper clamp
bolt to
3.0
kg-m
(22
ft-Ibs) of torque and the lower
clamp bolts to
1.8
kg-m
(13.0
ft-Ibs).
Front Fork Installation
1.
Stem Head
2.
Top Bolt
3.
Inner Tube
2.
If the fork leg was disassembled, tighten the top
bolt to
2.3
kg-m
(16.5
ft-Ibs) of torque and apply
a non-permanent locking agent to the thread of
air valve and tighten the valve to
1.2
kg-m
(104
in-Ibs)
of torque. And
then
inject air through the air valve.
(See Pg. 26).
3. Check the front brake (Pg. 27).
Disassembly:
eRemove the air valve
@
,
its 0 ring
@,
and top bolt
@,
and pull out the spring seat
@
and spring
®.
ePour the oil into a suitable container, pumping as
necessary to empty out a" the oil.
eTo keep the fork cylinder
CD
from turning, use the
front fork cylinder holder handle and adapter (special
tools). Unscrew the A"en bolt
@
and gasket
@
from
the bottom of the outer tube
(!)
or
@,
and then
separate the inner tube
CD
from the outer tube by
pulling it out.
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