Note

If fork tube slider bushings (12A, Fig. 2F-21) are being replaced, install them before replacing lower fork boot retainer.

DISASSEMBLING FRONT FORK (Fig. 2F-21)

Remove front wheel and brake assembly as described in "Wheels," (2C), "Removing and Installing Front Wheel." Remove front fender and headlamp housing. Remove fork tube cap (1). Loosen fork tube pinch bolt (4) and stretch rubber fork boot (5) from upper retainer (15) lip. Remove fork side (6) complete.

Use Wrench, Part No. 94694-52, and disassemble retainer (7 or 7A) from top of fork tube (8 or 8A). Note: On 1967 and earlier models, compress spring (10) and hold flat upper end of absorber (9) with vise grip pliers and turn piston rod retainer (7) from absorber (9). Remove spring (10) and drain hydraulic fork oil from fork tube. Turn assembly upside down and remove end nut and shakeproof washer (11) or bolt and washer (11 A). On 1968 models it may be necessary to insert a long screwdriver or rod into 3/32 wide x 1/2 long slot C (Figure 2F-24) in upper end of shock absorber tube to keep it from turning while removing bolt (11 A). Free slider (12) from tube (8 or 8A). On 1967 and earlier models, shock absorber (9) will come free.

DISASSEMBLING FRONT FORK SHOCK ABSORBER (Fig. 2F-24)

1967 and Earlier Models:

Disassemble front fork as described in "Disassembling Front Fork." Use Wrench, Part No. 94691-52, and remove fork piston stop bushing (1) from shock absorber tube (2), This bushing is a part of the shock absorber stop assembly consisting of fork piston rod bushing (1), spring (14), and stop (13). Each end of the spring is stake locked to the ends of stop (13) and rod bushing (1). Remove fork piston rod nut (3). Parts 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 1 and 11 can now be removed from the fork piston rod (12).

1968 Models:

Shock absorber mechanism is part of fork tube (8A). To disassemble, remove retaining ring (1) with Tru-

Figure 2F-25. Indicating High Point

arc pliers, Part No. 96215-49, and remove lower valve body (2), washer (3) and upper valve body (4). Remove shock absorber tube (7) and remove retaining ring (5) and piston (6).

REMOVING FORK STEM AND BRACKET ASSEMBLY FROM STEERING HEAD (Fig. 2F-21)

Disconnect wires from panel. Remove front wheel and brake assembly as described in "Removing and Installing Front Wheel." Remove front fender and headlamp housing. Remove fork tube cap (1). Loosen fork tube pinch bolt (4) and loosen fork boot (5) from upper retainer (15) lip. Remove fork side (6) complete. Remove handlebar clamp cover. Remove fork panels.

Remove headlamp and bracket as a unit. Disconnect speedometer cable from speedometer head.

Remove fork stem sleeve end (19) and loosen fork upper bracket pinch bolt (20). Lift handlebar assembly from steering head with fork upper bracket (21) attached. Carefully position assembly away from working area. Be careful not to bend control cables and wires more than necessary.

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