Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Clamp the axle holder with a vise.
Protect the axle holder with a rag when using a vise.
Clamping the axle holder too tight can damage it
which will affect riding stability.
Do not clamp the axle holder too tight.
Compress the outer tube by hands and install the top plug
wrench [A] between the axle holder bottom and locknut.
Special Tool - Top Plug Wrench, 49 mm: 57001-1653
Be careful of reaction force in spring and fix surely
so that special tool should not come off.
Do not place the fingers etc. while serving.
Insert the push rod [A] into the piston rod.
Replace the O-ring and gasket on the adjuster assembly
with new ones and apply specified fork oil to the O-ring.
Slowly turn the adjuster assembly [A] clockwise until re-
sistance is felt and check the clearance between the lock-
nut [B] and adjuster assembly to provide more than 1 mm
(0.04 in.) [C].
Turn the locknut [A] counterclockwise until it contacts with
the adjuster assembly [B].
With the locknut held immovable using a wrench, tighten
the adjuster assembly to the specified torque.
Torque - Locknut/Adjuster Assembly: 29 N·m (3.0 kgf·m, 22
With the outer tube compressed by hands, remove the
top plug wrench.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE 2-61