Hold the front fork with a vise [A].
Tighten the Allen bolt [B].
Torque - Bottom Allen Bolt: 20 N·m (2.0 kgf·m, 15 ft·lb)
Inner Tube, Outer Tube Inspection
Visually inspect the inner tube [A] and repair any damage.
Nick or rust damage can sometimes be repaired by using
a wet-stone to remove sharp edges or raised areas which
cause seal damage.
If the damage is not repairable, replace the inner tube.
Since damage to the inner tube damages the oil seal,
replace the oil seal whenever the inner tube is repaired
If the inner tube is badly bent or creased, replace
Excessive bending, followed by subsequent
straightening, can weaken the inner tube.
Temporarily assemble the inner tube [A] and outer tube
[B], and pump [C] them back and forth manually to check
for smooth operation.
If you feel binding or catching, the inner and outer tubes
must be replaced.
A straightened inner or outer fork tube may fail in
use, possibly, causing an accident. Replace a badly
bent or damaged inner or outer tube, and inspect
the other tube carefully before reusing it.
Dust Seal Inspection
Inspect the dust seal [A] for any signs of deterioration or
Replace it if necessary.