Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Completely wipe of the fork oil from the spring [A], spacer
[B] and cylinder unit [C].
Insert above-mentioned parts into the fork.
Clamp the axle holder with a vise.
Protect the axle holder with a rag when using a vise.
Clamping the axle holder too tight can damage it
which will affect riding stability.
Do not clamp the axle holder too tight.
Compress the outer tube by hands and install the top plug
wrench [A] between the axle holder bottom and locknut.
Special Tool - Top Plug Wrench, 49 mm: 57001-1653
The fork spring applies pressure to the adjuster as-
sembly and can eject the special tool with substan-
tial force if the tool is not properly and securely
placed. Be sure the tool is fully in place as shown
in the photo, and keep fingers away to avoid getting
them pinched between the tool, adjuster assembly
and axle holder.
Insert the push rod [A] into the piston rod.
Replace the O-ring [A] and gasket [B] on the adjuster as-
sembly with new ones and apply specified fork oil to the
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