How hard is it to replace rear shock?
Posted January 03, 2006 - 12:16 PM
Posted January 03, 2006 - 12:21 PM
Posted January 03, 2006 - 01:17 PM
Posted January 03, 2006 - 02:02 PM
stock. so i did some research online shock spring rate is about 5.5 i went 5.8 eibach. it was about 15 bucks cheaper than the race tech. and do yourself a favor dont just change the spring. get it re valved . the gold valve kit from race tech was like 150.
its worth it. my bike rides sooooooo much better now that i did the valve kit and the spring. like night and day. also be aware that your shock is nitrogen charged.
dont put (air) in it .
Posted January 03, 2006 - 06:55 PM
This sounds like a good way to do it!
I did it without removing the subframe. I just took the tension off the spring, disconnected the shock from the linkage, removed the bottom spring plates, pulled out the spring and inserted the new one. You'll have to cycle the swingarm up and down until you get the right angle to slip the spring out. Overall a very simple process.
I remove the whole shock, but I don't remove the subframe either. That just turns a simple job into a nightmare! I undo the top of the subframe and you can get enough room to pull the shock out. I have read here that some people just undo the bottom of the subframe and go that way.
Posted January 03, 2006 - 07:20 PM
It might be a good idea take apart your linkage and grease it.
Don't forget the Swing arm bearings too.
Posted January 03, 2006 - 09:38 PM
Posted January 03, 2006 - 11:17 PM
I think I read last week here that doing the shock valve work is best suited for those with the right tools and experience with shocks, nitrogen, etc. Was that relating to something else?
Posted January 07, 2006 - 11:16 PM