Changing Rear Shock Spring
Posted January 20, 2006 - 11:47 AM
Any positive input is appreciated.
Posted January 20, 2006 - 11:51 AM
Torque wrench is essential when re assembling.
Go thru and re-pack or replace all of your swingarm and linkage bearings at the same time
Posted January 20, 2006 - 12:07 PM
I say loosen the lock nut on the shock and loosen the adjuster before taking the shock off unless you have the shock compression tool--it seems a lot easier to beat on that with a hammer and screwdriver while the shock is secure in the bike.
Also, the following trick that was posted here before works too--once you get the adjuster loosened a ways you can grab onto the spring and rotate it around the shock and it will turn the adjuster with it.
Posted January 20, 2006 - 07:33 PM
Hope this helps!
Posted January 21, 2006 - 05:49 PM
I will be changing my stock 5.0 gram spring for a 5.4 to better match my 200lb. weight. I will have to redo my sag setting so I don't have to worry about remembering what the spring length is.
Posted January 21, 2006 - 09:42 PM
Went through all my bearings and replaced my steering stem bearings, (if I ever do that again it will be to soon ).
Goin' riding in the morning