Front Fork Removal (Each Fork Leg)
Upper Fairing (see Upper Fairing Removal in the Frame
Front Wheel (see Front Wheel Removal in the
Front Fender (see Front Fender Removal in the Frame
Loosen the upper front fork clamp bolt [A] and fork top
plug [B] beforehand if the fork leg is to be disassembled.
Loosen the top plug after loosening the upper front fork
Loosen the lower front fork clamp bolts [C].
With a twisting motion, work the fork leg down and out.
Front Fork Installation
Install the fork so that the top end [A] of the outer tube as
shown in the figure.
9 mm (0.35 in.) [B]
Torque - Lower Front Fork Clamp Bolts: 21 N·m (2.1 kgf·m,
Front Fork Top Plugs: 23 N·m (2.3 kgf·m, 17 ft·lb)
Upper Front Fork Clamp Bolts: 20 N·m (2.0 kgf·m,
Tighten the top plug before tightening the upper front
fork clamp bolt.
Tighten the two clamp bolts alternately two times to en-
sure even tightening torque.
Install the removed parts (see appropriate chapters).
Spring Preload (see Spring Preload Adjustment)
Rebound Damping Force (see Rebound Damping Force
Front Fork Oil Change
Remove the front fork (see Front Fork Removal).
Hold the inner tube lower end in a vice.
Unscrew the top plug [A] out of the outer tube.