2-54 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Protect the piston rod end [A] with a rag [B] to prevent fork
Discharge the extra oil off the cylinder unit by pumping [C]
the piston rod to full stroke.
Be careful not to bend or damage the piston rod
when the piston rod is stroked. Service carefully
because oil files out from the oil hole of the cylinder
Set the compression damper setting to the softest.
Check the piston rod sliding surface for damage.
Apply fork oil to the piston rod sliding surface.
Drain the extra oil from the subtank oil hole [A].
With the cylinder unit in horizontal position, move [A] the
piston rod [B] by hand to inspect it if operating smoothly.
If the piston rod is not extend, remove the base valve
assembly and perform the air bleeding (pour the specified
amount fork oil and discharge an excess of oil).
Make sure about 16 mm (0.63 in.) [A] of push rod thread
is exposed from the locknut [B].