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Wilber 641 Install on '18 f
Installed my Wilbers 641 over the weekend on my 2018 f . From start to finish it took a couple of hours (worked slowly).
Started by removing side panels and right rear fairing. Placed bike on ABBA stand so the rear wheel is off the ground and swing arm is hanging free.
Placed my pitbull behind rear wheel with chocks so I could easily raise the swing arm as needed.
Removed rear brake cylinder, loosened exhaust bracket (Arrow exhaust - so lots of room) and removed the 3 bolts from the cush rod, bottom of shock & top of shock; and shock then dropped right out. If you have OEM exhaust, it may entail removing part of the exhaust.
Installed the Wilbers by lowering the shock in from above the swing arm; and running the reservoir out by the rear brake cylinder and then to the back of the bike.
Bolted the up shock and cush rod & torqued to spec.
Installed the reservoir to the UNDERSIDE of the the seat latching mechanism; re-installed the fairing and presto - all done.
Did have to spend some time adjusting the SAG; and will re-check it in a couple of weeks.
Last edited by GSXS-NH; 09-19-2019 at 03:57 PM.