Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Turn the handlebar to one side, and loosen the fork top
Special Tool - Top Plug Wrench, 49 mm: 57001-1653 [B]
Front Fork (see Front Fork Removal in the Suspension
Set rebound and compression damping setting to the
softest settings before disassembling to prevent the
needle of adjusters from damaging. Record the setting
before turning the adjuster.
Thoroughly clean the fork before disassembly.
Be careful not scratch the inner tube and not to
damage the dust seal.
Avoid scratching or damaging the inner tube or the
dust seal. Use a mild detergent and sponge out dirt
with plenty of water.
Using the top plug wrench [A], remove the fork top plug
[B] (subtank) from the outer tube and slowly slide down
the outer tube [C].
Special Tool - Top Plug Wrench, 49 mm: 57001-1653
Place an oil pan under the front fork and drain fork oil [A].
Pump the fork tube several times to discharge the fork
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE 2-49