2-54 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Drain the extra oil from the cylinder unit oil holes [A].
With the cylinder unit in horizontal position, slide [A] the
piston rod [B] by hand to inspect it if operating smoothly.
If the piston rod is not extend, remove the base valve
assembly and perform the air bleeding (pour the specified
amount fork oil and discharge an excess of oil).
Make sure about 16 mm (0.63 in.) [A] of push rod thread
is exposed from the locknut [B].
Completely wipe off the fork oil from the spring [A] and
cylinder unit [B].
Insert the spring and cylinder unit to the outer tube.
Temporarily tighten the fork top plug [A] by using the top
plug wrench [B].
Special Tool - Top Plug Wrench, 49 mm: 57001-1653