Rear Shock Absorber
Install a steel tire valve cap [A] on the gas reservoir valve,
and pull the gas reservoir cap out of the gas reservoir
The bladder [B] comes out with the gas reservoir cap.
Check that the bladder [A] on the gas reservoir cap is not
If it is, push down the valve core with a screwdriver.
Check the bladder for sign of damage or crack. If neces-
sary, replace it with a new one.
Do not use a damaged or partially collapsed blad-
der, because it may burst, gently reducing rear
Apply grease to the lip [B] of the bladder.
Push the bladder and gas reservoir cap into the gas reser-
voir slowly until it just clears the circlip groove. Wipe out
any spilled oil.
Ensure that no air remains in the system.
Check the circlip for weakening, deformity and flaws. If
necessary, replace it 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.
Fit the circlip [A] in the groove in the gas reservoir [B].