Originally Posted by jamiedaugherty
I have hooks in the ceiling of my shop just for this purpose. Unless you have solid-mount footpegs like the original poster, hanging it is about the only way to go (safely, that is!)
I have to remove my rear shock for every preload adjustment too.
Poor design : (
I tried to use the C spanner supplied, it can't sit flush on the teeth for leveraging coz my swing arm is in the way?
For those of you who doesn't have ceiling for straps to lift it up, or don't have a solid non-foldable footpeg like OP........or a strong friend, you can do as follow alone, 10 minutes job for removing th rear shock all u need is one rope and one jack.
1. Turn your front wheels to lock position.
2. tie a rope on your front brake (so the front will go no where when rear is lifted)
3. Remove your rear hugger, and clutch side lower fairing
4. Loose the top and bottom nut of the rear shock on the picture shown by rshackleford *just loose it, slighly hand tight it, but don't remove it*
5. Place a jack under your oil pan to lift it up, place a woodblock in between so you won't get any scratch or dent on it.
6. Stand on the clutch side, Slower lift up the jack, your rear wheel will be lifted, while having all the weight on your front wheel and kickstand.
7. Once you have lift the rear off the ground, slightly lower it back until the rear wheel is just touching the ground. This will offset the weight that are pulling the bottom rear shock bolt by the triangle brackets.
8. Once u have the rear wheel at the position I said. You should be able to remove the bottom bolt by just your bare hand. If you can't, just slightly adjust your rear wheel position up or down til you can remove the bottom bolt easily. If u are banging u are not doing it right.
9. Once bottom bolt is removed, then remove the top bolt. Now just remove the rear shock by jiggering the top, and push it up from the bottom.
To put it back just do things in the reverse order, but tighten the bolts and nuts to the torque spec be before you bring down the rear completely.