rear shock absorber disassembly

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  • ggodfreyX

Posted January 25, 2011 - 02:20 PM


Hey guys, I purchased a new rear spring and just got around to switching out the stock one. I have the Honda Service Manual but it is not clear about removing the spring. I have the upper mount in a vise with some wood and I've loosened the lock nut and adjusting nut. The spring is loose but I am not sure how to take apart the rubber seat, stopper ring, and and spring seat without damaging anything. I have an 05 450X. Thanks!

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  • Dust_Devil

Posted January 25, 2011 - 02:47 PM


rubber mallet or other soft faced mallet, pound the collar down and remove clip, collar and spring.

  • ggodfreyX

Posted January 26, 2011 - 07:58 AM


I tapped it out as you described. I thought that had to happen but was reluctant to hammer on the suspension. I'm not sure why the service manual did not address this step but I'm all set. Thanks!

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