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MAINTENENCE--CHASSIS
Grease sea/ deterioration, damage
Inspect the grease seal of the lower tapered roller
bearing for any signs of deterioration or damage, and
replace the bearing if necessary.
FRONT FORK
The front fork legs of this model contain compressed
air to obtain adjustable suspension. This type of the
front fork is especially effective when the fork is com-
pressed. It also has the advantage that any air pressure
can be choosen (within the usable range) to suit various
riding conditions.
Front Fork Load/Compression
Stroke Relationship
600r--------------r------------~
-
32
CO
mpr('s
~
i
on
(mm
)
531.2
510
488.8
It accomplishes shock absorption through air com-
pression in the inner tube, spring action, and the resist-
ance to the flow of the oil forced into the cylinder by
the
movement.
I
WARNING
I
Do not
rem~e
the springs and rely. on
~.
_ _ _ _ •• compressed air only.
Correct
spn~
must
be
used in this suspension system. Use without
springs can lead to a condition causing accident and
injury.
Front Fork
225
1. Rubber Cap
2. Air Valve
3. Top Bolt
4.
0 Ring
5. Spring Seat
6. Spring
7. Inner Tube
8.
Dust Seal
9.
Retainer
10. Oil Seal
11
.
Outer Tube
12.
Piston Ring
13. Cylinder and
Piston Unit
14. Spring
15. Non-return Valve
16. Collar
17. Cylinder Base
18. Gasket
19.
Allen Bolt

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