Check the distance between the lower end [A] of the top
plug [B] and lower end [C] of the rebound damping ad-
juster with a vernier caliper [D] (Right Front Fork Only).
14.5 mm (0.571 in.) or more [E]
Set the fork spring compressor on the washer [A] using
the outer tube as a guide.
Special Tools - Fork Spring Compressor: 57001-1771
Fork Spring Compressor: 57001-1540
Set the cutout of the clamp to the slider.
While holding up the piston rod puller, insert the fork
spring stopper between the piston rod nut and the slider.
Special Tool - Fork Spring Stopper: 57001-1374
Remove the piston rod puller.
Insert the rebound damping adjuster rod into the holes of
the piston rod (Right Front Fork Only).
Replace the O-ring [A] on the top plug with a new one.
Apply grease to the new O-ring.
Screw in the top plug until it stops onto the piston rod.
Holding the top plug [B] with a wrench [C], tighten the
piston rod nut [D] against the top plug.
Torque - Piston Rod Nuts: 15 N·m (1.5 kgf·m, 11 ft·lb)
While holding up the top plug [A], pull out the fork spring
Remove the fork spring compressor.
Raise the outer tube and screw the top plug into it.
Install the front fork (see Front Fork Installation).
Adjust the spring preload (see Spring Preload Adjust-
Adjust the rebound damping force (see Rebound Damp-
ing Force Adjustment, Right Front Fork Only)