2-36 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Rear Shock Absorber Oil Leak Inspection
Visually inspect the shock absorber [A] for oil leakage.
If the oil leakage is found on it, replace the shock absorber
with a new one.
Steering Play Inspection
Raise the front wheel off the ground using the jack.
Special Tool - Jack: 57001-1238
With the front wheel pointing straight ahead, alternately
tap each end of the handlebar. The front wheel should
swing fully left and right from the force of gravity until the
fork hits the stop.
If the wheel binds or catches before the stop, the steering
is too tight.
Feel for steering looseness by pushing and pulling [A] the
If you feel looseness, the steering is too loose.
The cables and wiring will have some effect on the mo-
tion of the fork which must be taken into account.
Be sure the leads and cables are properly routed.
The bearings must be in good condition and properly
lubricated in order for any test to be valid.
Steering Play Adjustment
Handlebar (see Handlebar Removal in the Steering
Upper Fairing (see Upper Fairing Removal in the Frame
Remove the bolts [A].