8. Disconnect the lower shock bolt from the swingarm. The bolt has a 14mm head, and a 17mm nut. Using the appropriate wrenches, remove the nut and bolt, allowing the aft end of the swingarm to lower towards the floor. Below is the lower end of the shock, after disconnection from the swingarm…
9. The upper end of the shock is secured via large allen bolt and 17mm hex nut, in the frame down tube, just behind the engine. Some bikes require a 6mm allen wrench, some require a 8mm allen wrench. Remove the 17mm nut, then screw the allen bolt from the down tube. The shock should be easily removed by pulling rearward gentle rocking left and right.
10. Installation of Scootworks components on shock: This is the most challenging portion of the instructions, but made very easy if you have a shock spring compressor. Scootworks offers an inexpensive shock compressor, visit our website or contact us for more details. Many motorcycle shops have shock spring compressors, and can handle this step for you in a few minutes of time. Pull the shock, and visit your local bike shop if you need assistance. Another “home-brew” method is illustrated below. This method uses a few conventional stainless steel hose clamps used to squeeze the turns of the spring together, providing access to the locking nut that secures the shock top to the shock rod. It does require a bit of patience, but has been used many times by our customers.