Rear Shock Absorber
Lower Shock Absorber Bolt [A]
Upper Tie-Rod Bolt [B]
Upper Shock Absorber Nut [A]
Upper Shock Absorber Bolt [B]
Remove the shock absorber upward.
Rear Shock Absorber Installation
Pack the rocker arm needle bearings with grease.
Torque - Rear Shock Absorber Nuts: 34 N·m (3.5 kgf·m, 25
Tie-Rod Nuts: 59 N·m (6.0 kgf·m, 43 ft·lb)
Rear Shock Absorber Inspection
Remove the rear shock absorber.
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.
Rear Shock Absorber Scrapping
Since the reservoir tank of the rear shock absorber
contains nitrogen gas, do not incinerate the reser-
voir tank without first releasing the gas or it may
Remove the valve cap and release the nitrogen gas com-
pletely from the gas reservoir.
Remove the valve [A].
Since the high pressure gas is dangerous, do not
point the valve toward your face or body.