Screw the rod nut [B] onto the piston rod [A] as shown.
Insert the rebound damping adjuster rod [C] into the piston
Check the distance [C] between the bottom end [A] of the
top plug and rebound damping adjuster [B] with a pair of
[C]: 13 mm (0.51 in)
Set the fork spring compressor [A] on the washer using
the outer tube as a guide.
Special Tool - Fork Spring Compressor: 57001-1540
While holding up the fork piston rod puller [B] by one per-
son, push down the fork spring compressor and insert the
fork spring stopper [C] between the piston rod nut [D] and
the clamps of the fork spring compressor.
Special Tool - Fork Spring Stopper: 57001–1316
Remove the piston rod puller.
Screw in the top plug [A] stopped onto the piston rod.
Check the O-ring [B] on the top plug and replace it with a
new one if damaged.
Holding the top plug with a wrench, tighten the piston rod
nut [C] against the top plug.
Torque - Piston Rod Nut: 15 N·m (1.5 kgf·m, 11 ft·lb)
While holding up the fork spring compressor, pull out the
fork spring stopper.
Remove the fork spring compressor.
Raise the outer tube and screw the top plug into it and
install it to the steering stem.
Screw in the spring preload adjuster [A] of the top plug
so that the distance between the adjuster top and the top
plug surface [B] is 14 mm (0.55 in) [C].
Turn in the rebound damping adjuster [D] until the fully
tightened position and turn backward the 8th click.
Install the front fork (see Front Fork Installation).