Front Fork

Fork Oil Change

• Remove the front fork (see Front Fork Removal). OTurn the spring preload adjuster [A] counterclockwise until the fully position.

• Unscrew the top plug [B] out of the inner tube.

> Avoiding the pins [A], set the front fork spring compressor set [B] on the washer [C]. Special Tool - Front Fork Spring Compressor:

57001-1338 Compress the fork spring.

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4SI40HI P

1 Holding the piston rod nut [A] with a wrench [B], remove the fork top plug from the piston rod.

OFor the right fork leg, remove the fork top plug with the rebound damping adjuster rod [A].

• Drain the fork oil into a suitable container.

OPump the piston rod [B] up and down at least ten times to expel the oil from the fork.

Hold the fork tube upright, press the inner tube and the piston rod all the way down.

Pour in the type and amount of fork oil specified.

Fork Oil Viscosity:

Amount (Right fork leg) When changing oil: After disassembly and completely dry:

Amount (Left fork leg) When changing oil: After disassembly and completely dry:

SHOWA SS-8

*if necessary, measure the oil level as follows. OHold the inner tube vertically in a vise. OPump the inner tube several times to expel air bubbles. OUsing the piston rod puller [A], move the piston rod [B] up and down more than ten times in order to expel all the air from the fork oil.

Special Tool - Fork Piston Rod Puller, M10 x1.0: 57001-1298

OWait until the oil level settles.

OWith the fork fully compressed and the piston rod [B] fully pushed in, insert a tape measure or rod into the inner tube, and measure the distance from the top of the inner tube to the oil.

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