2-46 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Loosen the fork top plug [A].
Special Tool - Top Plug Wrench, 49 mm: 57001-1653 [B]
Front Wheel (see Front Wheel Removal in the
Front Brake Caliper (see Caliper Removal in the Brakes
Brake Hose Clamps (see Brake Hose Replacement)
Loosen the front fork lower clamp bolts [A].
Remove the front fork.
With a twisting motion, work the fork leg [B] down and out.
Set rebound and compression damping setting to the
softest settings before disassembling to prevent the
needle of adjusters from damaging. Record the setting
before turning the adjuster.
Thoroughly clean the fork before disassembly.
Be careful not scratch the inner tube and not to
damage the dust seal.
Avoid scratching or damaging the inner tube or the
dust seal. Use a mild detergent and sponge out dirt
with plenty of water.
Using the top plug wrench [A], remove the fork top plug
[B] (subtank) from the outer tube and slowly slide down
the outer tube [C].
Special Tool - Top Plug Wrench, 49 mm: 57001-1653