rear shock removal

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zx9landie
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rear shock removal

Post by zx9landie » Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:15 pm

hi all
newbie here
removing the shock - is there an 'elegant' way to remove or just a good old fashioned gorilla approach ?
for the gorilla - i'm guessing that moving the rear sub frame up makes the difference ?
any thoughts/ideas gratefully received.
cheers

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Re: rear shock removal

Post by zx9landie » Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:17 pm

I have a 2007 990 duke btw

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Re: rear shock removal

Post by motoyoyo » Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:10 pm

No need to remove the subframe, but you will need to remove the rear wheel and lower fender. Prop up the rear with a swingarm stand, then slide a couple jack stands under the footpeg mounts, then remove the swingarm stand so the bike is only supported by the jack stands. Remove the rear wheel and lower fender from the swingarm. The shock will just slide out the back after removing the top and bottom bolts (you may have to pry the lower mount out). Be very careful not to drop the lower bolt inside the swingarm when removing it.

When installing the shock, the lower spacing is quite tight. This is because the left side spacer on the swingarm is a sliding member that takes up any clearance on the shock mount. You may need to use a long punch or solid rod to tap the left side swingarm spacer a few times to get a tiny amount of clearance for the lower shock mount to slide back into place. Bolt the shock back up, replace the lower fender and rear wheel and your done.
2013 990SMT, 2010 990SMT, 2008 990SDR, 2007 S2R1000, 1999 BMW R1100S

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