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Rear Shock Absorber Operation Inspection - Kawasaki KLX110 Service Manual

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Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Drain the fork oil [A] with the fork upside down.
Pump the fork tube several times to discharge the oil.
Pour in the specified type and amount of oil.
Suspension Oil - SS-8 (1 L): 44091-0007
Fork Oil Amount:
KLX110C Models 165 ±2.5 mL (5.58 ±0.085 US oz)
KLX110D Models 182 ±2.5 mL (5.71 ±0.085 US oz)
Hold the outer tube vertically in a vise and compress the
fork completely.
Wait until the oil level stabilizes.
Use the fork oil level gauge [A] to measure the distance
between the top of the inner tube to the oil level.
Special Tool - Fork Oil Level Gauge: 57001-1290
Set the oil level gauge stopper [B] so that the distance [C]
from the bottom of the stopper to the lower end of the pipe
is the standard oil level distance.
A correct measurement can not be obtained unless the
level gauge pipe is placed in the center of the inner tube.
Oil Level (fully compressed, without spring)
KLX110C Models
KLX110D Models
Place the stopper of the level gauge at the top [D] of the
inner tube [E] and pull the handle slowly to draw out the
excess oil from fork into the gauge, thus attaining the stan-
dard level.
If no oil is drawn out, there is not enough oil in the fork.
Pour in some more oil and measure again.
Change the oil in the another fork leg in the same manner.
Install the removed parts (see appropriate chapters).

Rear Shock Absorber Operation Inspection

Bounce [A] the rear of the motorcycle up and down and
check for smooth suspension stroke.
Remove the side cover (see Side Cover Removal in the
Frame chapter).
Check for a broken or collapsed spring.
Check the shock for a bent shaft or oil leaks.
If the shock does not smoothly or damaged, replace or
repair defective parts.
85 ±2 mm (3.35 ±0.08 in.)
118 ±2 mm (4.65 ±0.08 in.)


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