Support the motorcycle securely using a hoist or equivalent.
Remove the upper and lower mounting bolts, washer and shock absorber.
Visually inspect the shock absorber unit for damage.
Check for deformation or oil leaks.
Check the rubber mounts for wear or damage.
Replace the shock absorber as an assembly if necessary.
Install the shock absorber, washers and tighten the upper and lower mounting bolts to the specified torque.
Torque: 26 N·m (2.7 kgf·m, 20 lbf·ft).