Rear Shock Absorber
Do not loosen the reservoir tank bolt [A]. The shock
absorber could be damaged.
Rear Shock Absorber Installation
Replace the rear shock absorber nuts with new ones.
Install the rear shock absorber, bolts and nuts temporarily.
Face the gas reservoir rightward.
Install the rocker arm and tighten the nuts and bolts (see
Rocker Arm Installation).
Rear Shock Absorber Inspection
Remove the rear shock absorber (see Rear Shock Ab-
Visually inspect the following items.
Crack or Dent
If there is any damage to the rear shock absorber, replace
Visually inspect the rubber bushing.
If it show any signs of damage, replace it.
Rear Shock Absorber Scrapping
Since the rear shock absorber contains nitrogen
gas, do not incinerate the rear shock absorber with-
out first releasing the gas or it may explode. Before
a rear shock absorber is scrapped, drill a hole at the
point [A] shown to release the nitrogen gas com-
pletely. Wear safety glasses when drilling the hole,
as the gas may blow out bits of drilled metal when
the hole opens.