Rear Shock Absorber
Rear Shock Absorber Removal
Raise the rear wheel off the ground with the jack.
Special Tools - Jack: 57001-1238
Jack Attachment: 57001-1608
Squeeze the brake lever slowly and hold it with a band
Be sure to hold the front brake when removing the
shock absorber, or the motorcycle may fall over. It
could cause an accident and injury.
Frame Covers (see Frame Cover Removal in the Frame
Lower Shock Absorber Nut and Bolt [A]
Lower Tie-Rod Nut and Bolt [B]
Disconnect the regulator/rectifier lead connector [A].
Remove the upper shock absorber nut and bolt [B].
Remove the shock absorber [C] from downside.
Rear Shock Absorber Installation
Torque - Rear Shock Absorber Nuts (Upper and Lower ): 34
N·m (3.5 kgf·m, 25 ft·lb)
Tie-Rod Nuts: 59 N·m (6.0 kgf·m, 44 ft·lb)
Rear Shock Absorber Inspection
Remove the rear shock absorber (see Rear Shock Ab-
Visually inspect the following items.
Crack or Dent
If there is any damage to the rear shock absorber, replace
Visually inspect the rubber bushing.
If it show any signs of damage, replace it.