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Old 01-26-2016, 03:53 AM
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Hi guys, i have to remove the rear shock on my 954 any tips? how to keep the bike while i'm removing the swingarm? it's difficult job? it's the first time that i will do this job any suggestions?
 
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Originally Posted by Marco Marfè View Post
Hi guys, i have to remove the rear shock on my 954 any tips? how to keep the bike while i'm removing the swingarm? it's difficult job? it's the first time that i will do this job any suggestions?
Just remove the shock from the linkage plates. You don't have to remove the swingarm. You will have to lift it from the rear subframe, footpegs etc. so that the swingarm can move free and then put something under the rear tyre to support it and remove the shock.
 
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i didn't expect that was so easy.. thanks a lot mika
 
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sorry guys i have another question for you, any idea how to keep the bike moving when i will remove the shock? i'm not meaning to ride the bike,but i have to move the bike in my garage for park the car inside,can someone please give me an idea? the shock in 1-2 days it will be back (im thinking to install also hyperpro spring if you can give me some advice also on this)
 

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Old 02-11-2016, 09:06 AM
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There's not really a way to do it... Your bike needs to be on jack stands under the engine mount in order to not have the bike collapse on itself when you remove the shock.


How much heavier of a spring are you looking to use? You can go a little heavier, but not too much heavier without having the valving in the shock matched.

Surprisingly, the 954 has a pretty stiff spring comparatively speaking amongst other sport bikes @ 850 lbs/in.

I threw a 900lb/in spring on there and am looking forward to riding with it (haven't yet). Removing and swapping springs is straight forward (but slightly dangerous if something goes wrong).

1). Compress spring enough to remove the half moon bushings at the bottom.

2). Remove the bushings and steel washer

3). Slide spring off of the shock and SLOWLY release the spring compressors.

The spring compressors that are normally used on car shocks don't usually fit on the sportbike springs. Using the light-duty spring compressors that do fit make the job more dangerous.

I used (and broke) a light duty set on a 1000lb/in spring... It was like a bomb going off in my shop... You've been warned.
 
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If you have to move the bike, when you pull the shock, measure bolt mount center to bolt mount center to get the length. You could get a piece of wood or something cut a couple inches longer than your center to center measurement, then drill your center to center measurement and bolt it in place. Abracadabra, you got a "hard tail" honda that you could move around the garage. If it was me I'd just leave the car outside for a couple days rather than putting everything back together just to move it out of the way, then have to take it all back off to get the new shock on etc. Along with getting it up on jackstands and off and back on and back off.
 
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Old 02-11-2016, 11:49 AM
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Get another shock and send it out. Then just swap them when it comes back and you're done.
Zero downtime other than swap time.

Besides, you will then have a spare that could be set up differently or at least could stay stock if you ever want to go back to it.

I have an extra I could part with, but I'm not shipping it to Greece....
 
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thanks Demon,don't worry for the shock i can find here and pretty cheap too =)
 

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