How to change Shock Clevis?

7 replies to this topic
  • DesertCR

Posted April 27, 2013 - 07:17 PM


Need to change a clevis from an 03 cr250 shock to an 05 cr250, whats the correct way? Anyone done it?

  • DesertCR

Posted April 29, 2013 - 09:36 PM


No one has changed a clevis? Sure could use a little help.

  • chopper61

Posted April 30, 2013 - 03:35 AM


I'm assuming this needs to be done in order to restore your rear ride height due to the later model shock on the earlier chassis. If so, you could also swap out the linkage for the later version to match the longer clevis. This may be a better option if your current linkage is in need of servicing.

  • DesertCR

Posted April 30, 2013 - 09:47 PM


That is correct and i do have the newer linkage but i noticed the arms are the same length, the knuckle is different.

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  • H4L

Posted April 30, 2013 - 10:16 PM


It will be easier to change the knuckle than the clevis. I've got an 03 & 07 & noticed the swingarm was the same but the linkage appears to be different. I put 07 suspension on my 03 but didn't notice the difference on the shock clevis & linkage till after it was installed.

  • chopper61

Posted May 01, 2013 - 03:49 AM


That is correct and i do have the newer linkage but i noticed the arms are the same length, the knuckle is different.

The knuckle and the arms will have a number/letter code cast into them, these need to match.

  • XR250rdr

Posted May 01, 2013 - 10:27 PM


I agree about changing the linkage to match.

However, if you really need to remove the clevis:
  • Completely depressurize the shock, better yet disassemble it completely since its going to leak oil if you don't and it will need to be bled either way.
  • Once the shock is apart, clamp the clevis in a soft-jaw vice.
  • Back the rebound adjuster out all the way.
  • Loosen the lock nut
  • Remove shaft
  • Replace old clevis with new in vice.
  • Thread shaft fully into new clevis then tighten lock nut.
I can't recall if thread locker is used or not. Probably best to use Loctite 262, but don't let it get into the rebound adjuster.

  • DesertCR

Posted May 02, 2013 - 08:26 PM


Yeah that's a lot of work, looks like Im going to use the new linkage, thanks.

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