2-70 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Replace the bladder [A] with a new one.
The bladder is damaged and its performance is re-
duced noticeably if the bladder is damaged or de-
formed during reuse.
Apply grease to the lip [B] of the bladder and install the
reservoir cap [C].
Press the reservoir cap assembly [A] downward slowly
into the gas reservoir to 10 mm (0.39 in.) [B] from the gas
reservoir upper end.
Incline the rear shock absorber to the gas reservoir side
to release the air in the gas reservoir.
Ensure that no air remains in the system.
Replace the circlip with a new one.
Pressurized nitrogen gas can explode out of the
shock reservoir cap if a weakened, deformed or
flawed circlip is used, allowing oil and internal parts
to burst out of the reservoir with great force and
cause serious injury. To avoid injury, always use a
new circlip whenever the shock is reassembled.
Mount the circlip [A] in the groove in the gas reservoir.