Rear Shock Absorber
Make the threads of the piston rod end using the die [A].
12 × 1.5 mm
Clean all parts with solvent and dry them with compressed
Rear Shock Absorber Assembly
Damper Holder [A]
Wrap the threads of the piston rod with tape [A].
Apply thin coat of rear shock oil to the sliding surface of
the piston rod.
Replace the oil seal assembly [B] and O-ring [C] with new
Insert the oil seal assembly.
Remove the tape from piston rod.
Replace the piston unit in the piston assembly [A] with a
Reuse the upper and lower stoppers and valves.
Be careful not to change the original positions.
Install the piston assembly so that the thick side of the
stopper [B] faces downward.
Reinstall one of the removed washers for the threads
length adjustment and discard the rest of them.
Install the new piston rod locknut [C].
The piston rod locknut is available with the oil seal as-
sembly as a set.
Torque - Piston Rod Locknut: 28 N·m (2.9 kgf·m, 21 ft·lb)
Check the oil seal assembly moving smoothly on the pis-
Pour the oil, and inject the nitrogen gas (see Rear Shock
Absorber Oil Change in the Periodic Maintenance chap-