Rear Shock Absorber (Air Type)
Raise the rear wheel [A] off the ground, using the jack [B],
and the attachment jack [C].
Special Tools - Jack: 57001-1238
Attachment Jack: 57001-1398
Take off each air valve cap [A] on the right and left shock
Check the air pressure with the air pressure gauge.
Do not use tire gauges for checking air pressure. They
may not indicate the correct air pressure because of
air leakage that occur when the gauge is applied to the
To lower the air pressure, push the valve core in slightly.
To raise the pressure, inject air through the valve with a
tire pump. Change the air pressure within the range spec-
ified in the preceding table to suit various riding condi-
Inject air little by little so that air pressure does not
rise rapidly. Air pressure exceeding 490 kPa (5.0
kgf/cm², 71 psi) may damage the oil seal.
Try to set the air pressure of the right and left shock
absorbers as equally as possible.
Be sure to adjust the air pressure within the usable
range. Pressure too high can produce a hazardous
Only air or nitrogen gas can be used. Never inject
oxygen or any kind of explosive gas.