Apply non-permanent locking agent to the threads of the
bottom Allen bolt [A].
Hold the front fork horizontally in a vise [B].
Hold the cylinder unit [C] with the special tools and tighten
the bottom Allen bolt to secure the cylinder in place.
Special Tools - Fork Cylinder Holder Handle [D]: 57001-183
Fork Cylinder Holder Adapter [E]: 57001
Torque - Front Fork Bottom Allen Bolt: 30 N·m (3.1 kgf·m,
Pour in the specified type and amount of oil (see Front
Fork Oil Change).
Install the front fork (see Front Fork Installation).
Inner Tube, Outer Tube Inspection
Visually inspect the inner tube [A], and repair any dam-
Nicks or rust damage can sometimes be repaired by using
a wet-stone to remove sharp edges or raised areas which
cause seal damage.
If the damage is not repairable, replace the inner tube.
Since damage to the inner tube damages the oil seal,
replace the oil seal whenever the inner tube is repaired
If the inner tube is badly bent or creased, replace
Excessive bending, followed by subsequent
straightening, can weaken the inner tube.
Temporarily assemble the inner and outer tubes, and
pump them back and forth manually to check for smooth
If you feel binding or catching, replace the inner and outer
tubes with new ones.
A straightened inner or outer fork tube may fall in
use, possibly causing an accident resulting in seri-
ous injury or death. Replace a badly bent or dam-
aged inner or outer tube and inspect the other tube
carefully before reusing it.
Dust Seal Inspection
Inspect the dust seal [A] for any signs of deterioration or
If necessary, replace the dust seal with a new one.