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post #11 of 16 Old 07-12-2019, 01:11 AM
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To remove the stock shock, was the swingarm in the up/compressed position (nearer to the rear subframe) or the down/extended position? Thanks.
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Great Effort, Will definitely help those waiting down the line for shock upgrade.
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To remove the stock shock, was the swingarm in the up/compressed position (nearer to the rear subframe) or the down/extended position? Thanks.
To allow enough room for the shock to come out, the swingarm needed to be jacked all the way up. BUT, I removed the lower bolts with the bike just suspended there.

In other words, remove the lower bolts before you jack. Then jack it up before removing the top shock bolt. The shock practically falls out.
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I concur.
I did mine with just an ABBA stand. I have an external reservoir in my new shock and if you feed that up first, lift the rear wheel and then feed the new shock up( I left mine wrapped in bubble wrap so as not to scratch it)itís quite an easy job.
Once the shock is attached at the top, refit the triple tree and then lif the swing arm up and down to fit the final bolts. Itís a fairly simple one man job


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Is it necessary to unload the swingarm or is it only to provide clearance for shock removal/install?

I've done a few front end rebuilds but never replaced a rear shock.

I'm going to fit the shock after removing the exhaust for decat, servo and 02 removal, air box mods etc

Any help appreciated, cheers.

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Is it necessary to unload the swingarm or is it only to provide clearance for shock removal/install
I lightly unloaded the swingarm - by ratcheting up the straps a bit - only to get the bottom bolts out. I'm not 100% sure it's necessary, but it's the way I've done it in the past with success each time.

Then I jacked the rear all the way up only to provide clearance for the shock. In hindsight, I'm not sure it's necessary to jack everything all the way up (I was only following instructions).

There are different techniques, so it can be confusing. The hardest part is figuring out how you will support the bike so you can disconnect the rear.

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Shock swap video/howto: https://www.gsxs1000.org/forum/suspe...r-install.html
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