Adjuster Assembly Inspection
Inspect the adjuster assembly [A] and push rod [B] for
If they are damaged, replace them with new ones.
Replace the gasket [C] and O-ring [D] on the adjuster as-
sembly with new ones.
Base Valve Assembly Inspection
Inspect the threads portion [A], bushing [B] and spring [C]
of base valve assembly [D] for damage.
If they are damaged, replace base valve assembly with
Replace the O-rings [E] with new ones.
Cylinder Unit Inspection
Inspect the piston rod [A] of cylinder unit [B] for scratches
If it has scratches or is bent, replace cylinder unit with a
Inner Tube Inspection
Visually inspect the inner tube [A], repair any damage.
Nick or rust damage can sometimes be repaired by using
a wet-stone to remove sharp edges or raised areas which
cause seal damage.
If the damage is not repairable, replace the inner tube.
Since damage to the inner tube damages the oil seal,
replace the oil seal whenever the inner tube is repaired
Temporarily assemble the inner [A] and outer tubes [B],
and pump them down and up manually to check for
If the inner tube is badly bent or creased, replace
Excessive bending, followed by subsequent
straightening, can weaken the inner tube.