Screw in the top plug assy [A] stopped onto the piston rod.
Check the O-ring [B] on the top plug and replace it with a
new one if damaged.
Holding the top plug with a wrench, tighten the piston rod
nut [C] against the top plug.
Torque - Piston Rod Nut: 20 N·m (2.0 kgf·m, 15 ft·lb)
While holding up the fork spring compressor, pull out the
fork spring stopper.
Remove the fork spring compressor.
Raise the outer tube and screw the top plug into it and
install it to the steering stem.
Screw in the spring preload adjuster [A] of the top plug
so that the distance between the adjuster top and the top
plug surface is 17 mm (0.67 in.) [B].
Turn in the rebound damping adjuster until the fully tight-
ened position and turn backward the 1 3/4 turns out.
Install the front fork (see Front Fork Installation in this
Front Fork Disassembly
Remove the front fork (see Front Fork Removal in this
Drain the fork oil (see Front Fork Oil Change in this chap-
Hold the front fork in a vise [A].
Stop the cylinder [B] from turning by using the fork cylinder
Special Tool - Fork Cylinder Holder: 57001-1537
Unscrew the Allen bolt [D], then take the bolt and gasket
out of the bottom of the inner tube.
Take the cylinder unit [A].
Do not disassemble the cylinder unit.