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Offline Claude

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Rear shock removal question
on: January 18, 2019, 12:58:09 AM
Do I need to remove the fuel tank in order to take the rear shock off the bike?
Manual say so but sometimes, they are zealous on those tasks...
Thanks!
NOTE: Any tips for the job?

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Re: Rear shock removal question
Reply #1 on: January 18, 2019, 02:02:30 AM
no you do not....as a matter of fact, you dont need to remove anything to get the shock off if you have the proper tools....

as far as tips go, put the bike on the center stand and shim the rear wheel up with some wood or something so there is about 1/4 inch clearance between the tire and your shim....  ..then just unbolt the shock lift up the tire a tiny bit to unload it and  pull the bolts out . bottom one first will be easier
Last Edit: January 18, 2019, 02:05:44 AM by Crosshairs

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Re: Rear shock removal question
Reply #2 on: January 18, 2019, 02:30:33 AM
I gave a quick look at my bike and the front upper bolt seem quite hard to reach.
Is there any access hole in line with the bolt & nut to undo them with socket wrench on extensions?

What are the proper tools you are thinking of?

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Re: Rear shock removal question
Reply #3 on: January 18, 2019, 12:04:15 PM
*Originally Posted by Claude [+]
I gave a quick look at my bike and the front upper bolt seem quite hard to reach.
Is there any access hole in line with the bolt & nut to undo them with socket wrench on extensions?

What are the proper tools you are thinking of?

I believe I used a 17mm stubby wrench to hold the nut and  14mm socket with an extension and a swivel to remove  the upper  bolt ..but its been a while so the sizes may be wrong....

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Re: Rear shock removal question
Reply #4 on: January 18, 2019, 01:58:38 PM
*Originally Posted by Claude [+]
I gave a quick look at my bike and the front upper bolt seem quite hard to reach.
Is there any access hole in line with the bolt & nut to undo them with socket wrench on extensions?

What are the proper tools you are thinking of?

You just need a socket for the bolt which can be reached thru an access hole in the frame.

The nut is captive so you only need the socket.

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Re: Rear shock removal question
Reply #5 on: January 18, 2019, 07:14:25 PM
Thanks to all of you guys!