2-48 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Remove the push rod [A].
With the outer tube compressed by hands, remove the
top plug wrench [A].
Removing the locknut and pushing the piston rod
thread into the cylinder unit will damage the oil seal.
Do not remove the locknut from the piston rod.
Remove the fork leg from the vise.
Loosen the fork top plug (subtank) [A] with the top plug
Special Tool - Top Plug Wrench, 49 mm: 57001-1653 [B]
Cylinder Unit [A]
Spring Seat [B]
Fork Spring [E]
Disassembling the cylinder unit can lead to trouble.
Do not disassemble the cylinder unit.
Holding the top plug wrench [A] with a vise, loosen the
base valve assembly [B] on the subtank [C].
Special Tool - Top Plug Wrench, 49 mm: 57001-1653