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    New member. Rear shock question.
    on: Mar 28, 2017, 05.54 am
    Mar 28, 2017, 05.54 am
    Hi
    Barney here from Brisbane Australia. Just bought a CT, love it and thought I'd join your group.
    Quick question, is it difficult to remove the rear shock? My rear preload adjuster is stuck (seems to be a common problem). Although my bike is a 2014 model, the dealer has agreed to remove the shock and send it to a suspension shop. Thing is, if I remove it, I'll get the bike back sooner. If it's a drama, I'll let them do it and suffer the withdrawal symptoms.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: New member. Rear shock question.
    Reply #1 on: Mar 28, 2017, 06.38 am
    Mar 28, 2017, 06.38 am
    Welcome Barney. Sorry I can't help on the rear shock question

    Stu

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    Re: New member. Rear shock question.
    Reply #2 on: Mar 28, 2017, 07.01 am
    Mar 28, 2017, 07.01 am
      :400: aboard Barney, is there much left on the warranty, if you do it then wouldn't that void any warranty left, also if it'll take ages as you say you'll be back on the road sooner.
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    Re: New member. Rear shock question.
    Reply #3 on: Mar 28, 2017, 07.13 am
    Mar 28, 2017, 07.13 am
    Its a real pain, if you can get them to do it.

    1. Remove Side Fairings
    2. Lift Fuel Tank
    3. Unbolt Preload adjuster
    4. Remove muffler
    5. Unbolt 2 of 3 bolts from Triangular Link on the bottom (Leave the one connecting to frame)
    6. Remove Top Shock Bolt
    7. Grow back skin off knuckles

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    Re: New member. Rear shock question.
    Reply #4 on: Mar 28, 2017, 10.56 am
    Mar 28, 2017, 10.56 am
    Hi Barney, I agree with Big Bob, I had mine replaced recently, just got under the wire on the warranty. I saw the work going on in the workshop and was shocked ( haha) at what was involved. Took a couple of hours for the swap, obviously bit less if it's just removal.




     

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    Re: New member. Rear shock question.
    Reply #5 on: Mar 28, 2017, 11.51 am
    Mar 28, 2017, 11.51 am
    Hi Barney-just my two pennyworth here having recently done all of the jobs allied to the rear shock removal except the actual removal . As Big bob states, its a bit of a faff to do it but it is very straightforward, and dare I say, simple spanner work. There are a number of excellent posts with pix on the site that members have taken the trouble to put up which can prevent you damaging the positioning pegs on the side panel when you take them off. The removal of the rear suspension linkage is only a pain if your bike has no centre stand. My bike looked like a fat flamingo balancing on one leg with various jacks and axle stands employed to facilitate the job as I've no centre stand. The benefit I have found from doing these jobs is that I have got to know the bike better and am less intimidated to do more stuff.  All the best-Dave.

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    Re: New member. Rear shock question.
    Reply #6 on: Mar 28, 2017, 12.53 pm
    Mar 28, 2017, 12.53 pm
    Thanks folks. Really appreciate the responses. Based on your replies, I'll leave it to the dealer to remove and replace the shock. I have no centrestand and doubt my old dirt bike work stand will do the job.
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    Re: New member. Rear shock question.
    Reply #7 on: Mar 28, 2017, 07.41 pm
    Mar 28, 2017, 07.41 pm
     :400: along Barney.  :028:
    "The more the miles, the bigger the smiles"