Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Raise the outer tube [A] and temporarily tighten the fork
top plug (subtank) [B].
Special Tool - Top Plug Wrench, 49 mm: 57001-1653 [C]
Install the front fork to the frame (see Front Fork Installa-
tion in the Suspension chapter).
Loosen the upper front fork mounting bolts.
After installing the front fork, torque the top plug [A].
Special Tool - Top Plug Wrench, 49 mm: 57001-1653
The torque of fork top plug is specified to 30 N·m (3.0
kgf·m, 22 ft·lb) however, when you use the top plug wrench
(special tool) [A], reduce the torque to 90% of the spec-
ified value [27 N·m (2.8 kgf·m, 20 ft·lb)] due to the dis-
tance [B] between the center of the square hole, where the
torque wrench is fitted, and that of the octagonal hole of the
This torque value [27 N·m (2.8 kgf·m, 20 ft·lb)] is appli-
cable when you use a torque wrench whose length gives
leverage of approximately 310 mm between the grip point
to the center of the coupling square.
Torque - Front Fork Top Plug: 30 N·m (3.1 kgf·m, 22 ft·lb)
Front Wheel (see Front Wheel Installation in the
Front Brake (see Caliper Installation in the Brakes chap-
Brake Hose Clamps (see Brake Hose Replacement)
Rear Shock Absorber Inspection
Bounce [A] the rear of the motorcycle up and down and
check for smooth suspension stroke.
Remove the rear frame (see Rear Frame Removal in the
Check for a broken or collapsed spring.
Check the shock for a bent shaft or oil leaks.
If the shock does not smoothly or damaged, replace or
repair defective parts.
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