Periodic Maintenance Procedures
With the outer tube compressed by hands, remove the
top plug wrench [A].
Removing the locknut and pushing the piston rod
thread into the cylinder unit will damage the oil seal.
Do not remove the locknut from the piston rod.
Remove the fork leg from the vise.
Loosen the fork top plug [A] with the top plug wrench [B].
Special Tool - Top Plug Wrench, 49 mm: 57001-1653
Cylinder Unit [A]
Fork Spring [B]
Disassembling the cylinder unit can lead to trouble.
Do not disassemble the cylinder unit.
Holding the top plug wrench (57001-1653) [A] with a vise,
loosen the base valve assembly [B] using the top plug
wrench (57001-1705) [C].
Special Tools - Top Plug Wrench, 49 mm: 57001-1653
Top Plug Wrench, 36 mm: 57001-1705
Remove the base valve assembly [A] from the cylinder
Slowly compress the piston rod until it stops so that the
base valve assembly can be removed easily.
Disassembling the base valve assembly can lead to
Do not disassemble the base valve assembly.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE 2-51