How to... replace twin rear shocks - 3

3: Shock off

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Submitted by Visordown on Wed, 22/11/2017 - 16:52

You can make life easier for yourself here: do one side at a time, so the rear end isn't left totally unsupported and doesn't fall down. Unbolt the top and bottom mounting nuts and/or bolts from the first shock, and the shock should pull off fairly easily. You might need to take a little bit of the weight of the swingarm and rear wheel, just to remove any drag on the mount. You can carefully lever it off a bit with a big screwdriver or similar behind the mounts, if there's been any corrosion inside the mount eyes.

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