View Single Post
  #2  
Old 24th November 2005
gronk62's Avatar
gronk62 gronk62 is offline
mostly harmless.. (sssm)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Victoria, The Lan Dow Nunda
Posts: 4,390
gronk62 has disabled reputation
Default

I find the easiest way is if you have a bike lift/stand of some kind.

I use this combined with a small jack under the cast peice that the rear brake master cylinder bolts to..





Make sure you loosen the nut first on the lower shock bolt. If you try to undo the bolt before you loosen the nut you could strip the stoopid torx drive thingo which is a size "50".
The top bolt is also really tight so go carefully.

Once you have the old shocks removed just adjust the jack height to suit the length of the new shocks so they line up with the holes.

Reassemble using whatever combination of spacers and washers works for you.
I use this combination for the lower mount but there are several different ways that all work well.

Reply With Quote