Rear Shock Absorber
Hold the lower end of the rear shock absorber in a vise
with soft jaws or a heavy cloth.
Using the hook wrenches [A] (R42, 57001-1103 × 2),
loosen the locknut [B] and turn the adjusting nut [C] all
The hook wrench (R42, 57001-1103) is in the hook
wrench R37.5, R42: 57001-1101.
Special Tools - Hook Wrench R37.5, R42: 57001-1101 × 2
Slide the spring seat [A].
Remove the spring guides [B] from the shock absorber
and lift off the spring [C].
Remove the rear shock absorber from the vise.
Exchange the spring for an optional part.
Install the spring so that large diameter end [A] faces up-
Install the spring guide.
Adjust the spring preload (see Spring Preload Adjust-
Install the rear shock absorber (see Rear Shock Absorber
Install the removed parts (see appropriate chapters).
Rear Shock Absorber Disassembly
Piston Rod Assembly (see Rear Shock Absorber Oil
Change in the Periodic Maintenance chapter)
Visually inspect the piston [A].
If the piston is badly scored, rusty or damage, replace
Using the grinder, shave off the stake portion [A] of the
piston rod [B].
Shaving off is necessary only at the initial disassembly.