ADJUSTM ENT --CHASSIS
The front forks can be adjusted to any air pressure
within the usable range to suit
riding and load
conditions. They can be
cruising on smooth
but should be adjusted
high speed riding, or
Before making any adjustments, however,
the procedures in this chapter.
To check the front forks:
.Put the motorcycle up on
the front wheel
off the ground by using a jack at
specified location. All weight must be off the
A. Place the
Remove the rubber cover and air valve cap, and check
the air pressure with the air pressure gauge (special tool).
A. Air Pressure Gauge
B. Air Valve
1. Check the air pressure when
Do not use tire gauges
for checking air
They may not indicate the correct air pressure be-
of air leaks that occur when the gauge is applied
to the valve
• Inject air through the valve with a pump until the
pressure gauge reads the specified value, but do not
exceed 2.5 kg/cml (36 psi).
NOTE: A normal tire pump can be used.
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ble. The difference in air pressure between the right
and left fork legs must be within
2. Inject air little by little so that air pressure doe. not
Air pressure exceeding
(36 psi) may damage the oil seals.
1 . Be sure to adjust the air pressure
wlthm the usable range.
adjusted too low or too high adversely affect handling
and stability and could lead to accident and injury.
2. Only air or nitrogen gas can be used.
oxygen or any other kind of gas. Other gases could
produce an explosion.
3. Do not incin.rate the front fork.
REAR SHOCK ABSORBERS
absorbers can be adjusted to one of
five positions to
They can be
average riding but should be adjusted harder
for high speed riding, riding on bad roads, or riding with
Shock absorbers adjusted either too soft
or too hard adversely affect riding comfort and stability.
To adjust the rear shock absorbers:
Turn the adjusting sleeve on each shock absorber
the desired position with a hook spanner. The
the adjusting sleeve is positioned,
and the harder
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