Measure the fork spring free length. If the fork spring free length
is shorter than the service limit, replace the fork spring with a
' Front fork spring free length
Service limit: 336 mm (13.2 in)
INNER AND OUTER ANTI-FRICTION METALS
• Inspect the teflon coated surface of the anti-friction metals for
wear and damage. Replace the metal(s) if necessary.
Reassembly is in the reverse order of disassembly. Pay atten-
tion to the following points.
• Clean the inner tube metal groove.
• Hold the inner tube vertically and install the anti-friction metals
Use special care to prevent damaging the teflon
coated surface of the anti-friction metals when install-
• Apply fork oil lightly to the lip of a new oil seal and install it.
SUZUKI FORK OIL #10 or equivalent fork oil