I decided it was about time i greased my suspension linkages after around 18 months, which I know is a bit overdue. Despite having consulted you guys s&%t loads of times on other stuff, I decided I'd go ahead and do it...can't be that hard. I've now removed the subframe (which I have now discovered after checking here, isn't necessary!!!) and am about to remove the shock, which brings me to my two questions. First of all is there any load on the shock, provided i've removed the wheel and there's no load on it of course. And if so do I have to back off the preload collars before unbolting the shock? Secondly, and this is the reeeeal stupid one, I've just discovered what looks like one of the brass coloured spacers holding the tailight assembly to the rear mudguard sitting on the bottom shock bumper. Where did this come from???? is there a spacer on the airbox boot clamp where it connects to the carby? I'm hoping so because i can't see where its come from.