Rear Shock Removal?
Posted April 03, 2001 - 07:48 AM
Posted April 03, 2001 - 09:17 PM
Watch the two black rubber plugs that sit on the inside rim of the “hole” in the arm where the shock passes through, I’ve yet to get the shock off without taking one or both of these with it. I use a dab of contact cement on them when I reinstall to keep them from falling out again.
Hope this helps.
Posted April 03, 2001 - 12:01 PM
I have done it twice now. Second time it takes about 20 minutes to remove and 40 minutes to install.
Posted April 03, 2001 - 12:32 PM
Remove the exhaust tail section.
loosen and remvoe the back carb boot clamp
loosen the two lower subframe bolts
remove the mud flap to get it out of the way
remove the bottom shock bolt
remove the top subframe bolt
You can now rotate the subframe back and down and remove the top shock bolt and get the shock out throught the right side without completlely removing the subframe.
My wife gives me a little help holding the rear subframe for about 30seconds while I pull the shock. I then just rotate the subframe back inplace and sick in the top subframe bold to hold everthing in place while the shock is out getting serviced.
30 seconds is my wife's limit for garage time any longer and she starts yawning and bitch*** etc. So I know it does not take long to get it out once the prep is done.
Reverse the procedure to get everything back in place.
My bike being dual sported has alot of wires going to the airbox (battery / regulator, etc) and to the rear turn signals / tail / brake /liscense plate lights etc. so completely removing the subframe is a real pain in the arsh. So I do it as described above.
In may have mised something but you get the idea.
[This message has been edited by Clark Mason (edited 04-03-2001).]
Posted April 03, 2001 - 12:33 PM
Posted April 03, 2001 - 05:16 PM