2-72 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Insert the suitable tool to center of the reservoir cap, and
operate the piston rod assembly after pour 98 kPa (1.0
kgf/cm², 14 psi) nitrogen gas, and then push out to the
place where the reservoir cap hits the circlip. Now, check
that the edge of the reservoir cap is pushed out to 2 mm
(0.08 in.) deeper than the edge of the gas reservoir.
Oil leaking from the shock or reservoir diminishes
shock performance and may cause adverse han-
dling and/or shock performance. If the reservoir
cap is not pushed out to its specified position, oil
may spray out during pressurization and/or leak
Be sure the reservoir cap is in its
proper position before pressurizing the shock.
Pump the piston rod [A] until all the air is forced out of the
rear shock body [B].
Pull up the piston rod assembly, and pour the suspension
oil into the rear shock body to upper end of the rear shock
Suspension Oil - KHV10-K2C (1L): 45024-0002
Push the oil seal assembly into the rear shock body until
it just clears the circlip groove.
Replace the circlip with a new one.
Fit the circlip [A] into the groove in the rear shock body
If the circlip is not a certain fit in the groove in the
rear shock body, the piston rod assembly may come
out of the shock absorber when injecting the nitro-
gen gas or riding the motorcycle.
Pull up the piston rod assembly [C] against the circlip.
Force the stopper [D] into the rear shock body by lightly
tapping around the edge of the stopper with a mallet.