2-60 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Pour KYB K2-C (SAE 5W or Bel-Ray SE2 #40) oil into the
gas reservoir to 50 ∼ 60 mm (2.0 ∼ 2.4 in.) [A] from the
gas reservoir upper end.
Replace the bladder [A] with a new one.
The bladder is damaged and its performance is re-
duced noticeably if the bladder is damaged or de-
formed during reuse.
Apply grease to the lip [B] of the bladder and install the
reservoir cap [C].
Press the reservoir cap [A] assembly downward slowly
into the gas reservoir to 10 mm (0.4 in.) [B] from the gas
reservoir upper end.
Ensure that no air remains in the system.
Replace the circlip with a new one.
Pressurized nitrogen gas can explode out of the
shock reservoir cap if a weakened, deformed or
flawed circlip is used, allowing oil and internal parts
to burst out of the reservoir with great force and
cause serious injury. To avoid injury, always use a
new circlip whenever the shock is reassembled.
K2-C (KAYABA) or equivalent