Rear Shock Absorber (Air Type)
Visually inspect the shock absorber sleeves [A] and nee-
dle bearings [B].
The roller in a needle bearing normally wear very little,
and wear is difficult to measure. Instead of measuring,
inspect the bearing in the shock absorber for abrasion,
color change, or other damage.
If there is any doubt as to the condition of any of the nee-
dle bearings or sleeves, replace the sleeves, and needle
bearings as a set.
Remove the rear shock absorber (see Rear Shock Ab-
Since the rear shock absorber contains air, do not
incinerate the rear shock absorber without first re-
leasing the air or it may explode.
Before a rear shock absorber is scrapped, remove
the air valve [A].