Rear Shock Absorber
Rear Shock Absorber Removal
Seat (see Seat Removal in the Frame chapter)
Side Covers (see Side Cover Removal in the Frame
Muffler Body (see Muffler Body Removal in the Engine
Top End chapter)
Rear Frame (see Rear Frame Removal in the Frame
Using the jack under the frame, raise the rear wheel off
Special Tools - Jack: 57001-1238
Jack Attachment: 57001-1608
When pulling out the mounting bolts, lift the rear
wheel slightly. Forcing or tapping on a bolt could
damage the bolt, sleeve, and bearing
Remove the rear tie-rod mounting bolt and nut [A] and
turn the tie-rod [B] downward.
Remove the rear shock absorber lower mounting bolt and
Remove the rear shock absorber upper mounting bolt [D],
nut, and pull out the rear shock absorber [E] down and
Rear Shock Absorber Installation
Pack the rocker arm needle bearings with grease.
Rear Shock Absorber Nut (Upper)
Rear Shock Absorber Nut (Lower)
Rear Tie-rod Mounting Nut
Install the rear shock absorber.
Torque - Rear Shock Absorber Nut (Upper): 39 N·m (4.0
kgf·m, 29 ft·lb)
Rear Shock Absorber Nut (Lower): 34 N·m (3.5
kgf·m, 25 ft·lb)
Rear Tie-rod Mounting Nut: 59 N·m (6.0 kgf·m, 44
Install removed parts (see appropriate chapters).
Rear Shock Absorber Spring Replacement
In addition to the standard spring, heavy and light springs
are available. If the standard spring is improper for your
purpose, select a proper one according to the rider's weight
or course conditions.
Rear Shock Absorber (see Rear Shock Absorber Re-
Clean the threaded portion on the upper of the rear shock