Rear Shock Absorber
Rear Shock Absorber Inspection
Remove the rear shock absorber (see Rear Shock Ab-
Visually inspect the following items.
Crack or Dent
If there is any damage to the rear shock absorber, replace
Visually inspect the rubber bushing.
If it show any signs of damage, replace it.
Rear Shock Absorber Scrapping
Since the rear shock absorber contains nitrogen
gas, do not incinerate the rear shock absorber with-
out first releasing the gas or it may explode. Before
a rear shock absorber is scrapped, drill a hole at the
point [A] shown to release the nitrogen gas com-
pletely. Wear safety glasses when drilling the hole,
as the gas may blow out bits of drilled metal when
the hole opens.
Rear Shock Absorber Bearing Removal
Rear Shock Absorber (see Rear Shock Absorber Re-
Grease Seals [B]
Remove the needle bearing [A], using the bearing re-
mover head [B] and bearing remover shaft [C].
Special Tools - Bearing Remover Head,
Bearing Remover Shaft 13: 57001-1377
Rear Shock Absorber Bearing Installation
Replace the needle bearing [A] and grease seals [B] with
Apply plenty of grease to the lips of the grease seals.
Install the needle bearing position as shown.
[C] 8.7 mm (0.34 in.)
Install the grease seals and sleeve [D].