Rear Shock Absorber
Lower Shock Absorber Nut and Bolt [A]
Upper Tie-Rod Nut and Bolt [B]
Upper Shock Absorber Nut and Bolt [C]
Remove the shock absorber downward.
Rear Shock Absorber Installation
Torque - Rear Shock Absorber Nuts: 34 N·m (3.5 kgf·m, 25
Tie-Rod Nuts: 59 N·m (6.0 kgf·m, 43 ft·lb)
Rear Shock Absorber Inspection
Remove the rear shock absorber (see Rear Shock Ab-
sorber Removal in this chapter).
Visually inspect the following items.
Crack or Dent
If there is any damage to the rear shock absorber, replace
Visually inspect the bushing.
If it show any signs of damage, replace it.
Rear Shock Absorber Scrapping
Since the reservoir tank of the rear shock absorber
contains nitrogen gas, do not incinerate the reser-
voir tank without first releasing the gas or it may
Remove the valve cap and release the nitrogen gas com-
pletely from the gas reservoir.
Remove the valve [A].
Since the high pressure gas is dangerous, do not
point the valve toward your face or body.