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post #1 of 5 Old 12-03-2017, 01:39 AM Thread Starter
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Rear shock

Hi all.
Just wondering if anyone has replaced their rear shock without removing the muffler & exhaust.
I've read through as many of the related threads that I could find & could only find reference to guys dropping a GSXR or similar shock in through the top.
I'll be fitting a Wilbers with remote reservoir & hydraulic pre-load adjuster & just wondering if anyone has managed to squeeze one out, then back in.

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From when i did mine you need to remove the rear muffler (slip-on) to remove the lower cushion bolts, very quick and easy to remove the slip on.

But mine has a de-cat pipe so I'm not sure but i doubt if the the main muffler is in the way
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I did not remove my akrapovic slip On. Just the heat sheild.


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I installed a Wilbers with remote reservoir. If you have a long enough Allen key you can do it without removing the exhaust. I posted a thread detailing my installation. It has lots of pictures


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Thanks guys, very helpful.
Shock hasn't arrived yet but forks have been re valved & re sprung & are back in.
Front wasn't such an issue as the rear, but I wasn't going to do half the job.

Cheers for you help guys.
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