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Offline Miggs

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Removing rear shock for lowering kit
« on: Jun 29, 2020, 04:02 PM »
Hi,
In the process of installing the Lust Racing lowering kit.
I got the bike jacked up so the rear wheel is free but the shock pin is still really tight. What do I need to do to get that loose enough to come out freely?
I've loosened off the preload all the way so spring is as relaxed as it will go.
Any ideas anyone?

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« Last Edit: Jun 29, 2020, 04:24 PM by Miggs »

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Re: Removing rear shock for lowering kit
« Reply #1 on: Jun 29, 2020, 05:08 PM »
If you have a blow torch you could heat up the bolt then wait till it's cold again and that should work but be careful.

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Re: Removing rear shock for lowering kit
« Reply #2 on: Jun 29, 2020, 05:10 PM »
It's ok, I just hadn't unloaded it properly.
All fine now thanks.

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Re: Removing rear shock for lowering kit
« Reply #3 on: Jun 29, 2020, 05:15 PM »
Stick a bit of grease on when refitting as they do tend to rust, same with wheel spindles ,engine mount bolts etc.

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Re: Removing rear shock for lowering kit
« Reply #4 on: Jun 29, 2020, 05:52 PM »
*Originally Posted by Miggs [+]
It's ok, I just hadn't unloaded it properly.
All fine now thanks.
ratchet strap over the seat and through the wheel is a good way to support the load. it's a big help when taking the wheel off too. Like an extra hand but no need to buy beer or biscuits!!

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Re: Removing rear shock for lowering kit
« Reply #5 on: Jun 30, 2020, 01:16 AM »


  +1 to a smear of grease on suspension bolts and axles.

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Re: Removing rear shock for lowering kit
« Reply #6 on: Jul 27, 2020, 12:23 PM »
I am reading the Lust lowering kit posts with interest as I am considering the lowering option, myself.  I do have a query, though.

I have fitted the SW Motech centre stand to my [Mk 3] Versys and am curious to know if the centre stand and lowering kit are going to be compatible.  Lowering is of the order 40mm - unless I am mistaken.  With a centre stand, in place, am I going run the risk of grounding the centre stand and, secondly, if the bike is lowered, is it going to be more difficult to get the bike onto its centre stand?

Thanks

Mark

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Re: Removing rear shock for lowering kit
« Reply #7 on: Jul 27, 2020, 03:35 PM »
*Originally Posted by spoonsrus [+]
I am reading the Lust lowering kit posts with interest as I am considering the lowering option, myself.  I do have a query, though.

I have fitted the SW Motech centre stand to my [Mk 3] Versys and am curious to know if the centre stand and lowering kit are going to be compatible.  NO but

Lowering is of the order 40mm - unless I am mistaken.  With a centre stand, in place,
am I going run the risk of grounding the centre stand YES
secondly, if the bike is lowered, is it going to be more difficult to get the bike onto its centre stand? YES - but with shortening modification it can be made to work - Also you will need to mod t/ shorten the side stand

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