2-48 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
When installing the hoses, avoid sharp bending, kink-
ing, flattening or twisting, and run the hoses according to
Cable, Wire, and Hose Routing section in the Appendix
Torque - Brake Hose Banjo Bolts: 25 N·m (2.5 kgf·m, 18
Install the removed parts (see appropriate chapters).
Bleed the brake line after installing the brake hose (see
Brake Line Bleeding in the Brakes chapter).
Front Fork Inspection
Visually inspect the front fork for oil leakage, scoring or
scratches on the outer surface of the inner tubes [A].
Holding the brake lever, pump the front fork down and up
manually to check for smooth operation.
If the fork shown damages or oil leak, replace the dam-
If the fork rattles, inspect the oil level or tightening torque.
If the inner tube is badly bent or creased, replace
Excessive bending, followed by subsequent
straightening, can weaken the inner tube.
Front Fork Oil Change (each fork leg)
Number Plate (see Number Plate Removal in the Frame
Loosen the front fork clamp bolts (upper) [A].
Turn the handlebar to one side, and loosen the fork top
Special Tool - Top Plug Wrench, 49 mm [B]: 57001-1653
Front Fork (see Front Fork Removal in the Suspension