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This procedure should be completed in accordance to your owner’s manual in periodical intervals to ensure smooth and proper action of your shock and linkage system.
At the minimum you should perform swing arm and shock linkage maintenance twice a year but could be completed more frequently based on riding conditions and amount of time ridden.
This is the most common problem for a poor working front end
- Move fork tube through both lower and upper triple clamps
- Tighten the lower clamps first with a torque wrench based on the spec in the owner’s manual
- Tighten the upper triple clamp with a torque wrench based on the spec. in the owner’s manual
- Clean axle and lube lightly with water proof grease
- Slide the axle through the axle lugs and wheel. It should go through smoothly (no binding)
- Tighten the axle nut; if the axle spins, gently tighten the axle pinch bolts on the nut side of the axle and finish tightening the axle nut.
- With the pinch bolts loose; move the fork through the stroke a few times. At this stage the axle should be flush with the axle lug and the forks. The axle lug and the forks should be parallel to each other.
- Tighten axle lugs to spec. in the owner’s manual