2-50 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Hold the axle holder [A] with a vise.
Protect the axle holder with a soft jaw or heavy cloth when
using a vise.
Loosen the adjuster assembly [B] completely.
Clamping the axle holder too tight can damage it
which will affect riding stability.
Do not clamp the axle holder too tight.
Compress the outer tube by hands and install the top plug
wrench [A] between the axle holder bottom [B] and locknut
Special Tool - Top Plug Wrench, 49 mm: 57001-1653
The fork spring applies pressure to the adjuster as-
sembly and can eject the special tool with substan-
tial force if the tool is not properly and securely
placed. Be sure the tool is fully in place as shown
in the photo, and keep fingers away to avoid getting
them pinched between the tool, adjuster assembly
and axle holder.
Hold the locknut [A] with a wrench [B] and remove the
adjuster assembly [C].
Remove the push rod [A].