2-60 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Remove the cylinder unit [A] from the outer tube [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 (57001-1787) [C].
Special Tools - Top Plug Wrench, 49 mm: 57001-1653
Top Plug Wrench, 21 mm: 57001-1787
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.
Drain the fork oil [A] from the cylinder unit [B] by pumping
the piston rod several times.
Hold the front fork at the inverted position for more than
20 minutes to allow the fork oil to fully drain.