Front Fork Installation
Install the fork so that the top end [A] of the outer tube as
6.5 mm (0.26 in.) [B]
Tighten the lower fork clamp bolts and fork top plug.
Torque - Front Fork Clamp Bolts (Lower): 25 N·m (2.5
kgf·m, 18 ft·lb)
Front Fork Top Plug: 35 N·m (3.5 kgf·m, 26 ft·lb)
Tighten the handlebar bolt and upper fork clamp bolt.
Torque - Handlebar Bolt: 25 N·m (2.5 kgf·m, 18 ft·lb)
Front Fork Clamp Bolt (Upper): 20 N·m (2.0 kgf·m,
Tighten the two clamp bolts alternately two times to en-
sure even tightening torque.
Tighten the top plug before tightening the handlebar bolt
and upper fork clamp bolt.
Install the removed parts (see appropriate chapters).
Adjust the spring preload and the damping force.
Front Fork Oil Change
Remove the front fork (see Front Fork Removal in this
Hold the inner tube lower end in a vise.
Unscrew the top plug [A] out of the outer tube.
Install the clamps [A] as shown.
Set the three grooves of clamp to the three pins [B] of
front fork, pull up the outer tube [C] to hold it by the
clamps, and then tighten the two bolts [D].
Special Tools - Fork Spring Compressor: 57001-1587