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    Removing rear shock
    on: July 28, 2022, 12:33:36 pm
    July 28, 2022, 12:33:36 pm
    I have my replacement rear shock showing up today. Woohoo! Now to change it out… do I pivot the subframe up out of the way? Or I think I recall someone saying removing the linkage and the swing moves out of the way?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Removing rear shock
    Reply #1 on: July 28, 2022, 01:56:53 pm
    July 28, 2022, 01:56:53 pm
    If its a gen1 you will need to pivot up the sub frame, I tried and tried without doing it, but could not get the bugger out.

    If its a Gen 2 no idea :)


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    Re: Removing rear shock
    Reply #2 on: July 28, 2022, 03:47:39 pm
    July 28, 2022, 03:47:39 pm
    My Gen1 is non ESA, but certainly went in from underneath, had the bike slightly higher with wood under the center stand, and take the rear wheel out makes life much easier when taking the linkage out, assuming the ESA is anything like electrics apart.

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    Re: Removing rear shock
    Reply #3 on: July 28, 2022, 09:27:42 pm
    July 28, 2022, 09:27:42 pm
    I did my Gen 1 by removing the rear bolt from the  dog bone and lowering the swing arm. 
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    Re: Removing rear shock
    Reply #4 on: July 29, 2022, 11:49:11 am
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    Pivot up the sub frame. Allot easier.

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    Re: Removing rear shock
    Reply #5 on: July 29, 2022, 12:18:35 pm
    July 29, 2022, 12:18:35 pm
    I appreciate all the feed back everyone. Thank you. Hopefully I can get a few hours in today and get it done.

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    Re: Removing rear shock
    Reply #6 on: July 30, 2022, 12:33:12 pm
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    *Originally Posted by Cheifbeerdrinker [+]
    I appreciate all the feed back everyone. Thank you. Hopefully I can get a few hours in today and get it done.


    If it takes more than 1 hour start to finish, you took too many part off..
    you only need to remove the 2 shock bolts, the R/S seat trim piece and the rear dog bone bolt.

    There are a few clips also for the wiring and you may want to unbolt the rear brake line so it does not pull too tight when lowering the swing arm

    I have seen the  pics where folks are taking half the rear of the bike apart to pivot the cradle up and I dont understand why
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    Re: Removing rear shock
    Reply #7 on: July 30, 2022, 01:42:58 pm
    July 30, 2022, 01:42:58 pm
    Looks like the product will be on hold. I opened my eBay box and the seller sent me a different shock than the one posted. This one looks like it has 40k miles and is corroded and leaking.  The one in the eBay ad appeared to have nearly zero miles on it. I’ve filled a complaint with PayPal and eBay to get my money back.
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    Re: Removing rear shock
    Reply #8 on: July 30, 2022, 04:37:56 pm
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    *Originally Posted by Cheifbeerdrinker [+]
    Looks like the product will be on hold. I opened my eBay box and the seller sent me a different shock than the one posted. This one looks like it has 40k miles and is corroded and leaking.  The one in the eBay ad appeared to have nearly zero miles on it. I’ve filled a complaint with PayPal and eBay to get my money back.
    is this a stock ESA shock you are buying?
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    Re: Removing rear shock
    Reply #9 on: July 30, 2022, 05:19:36 pm
    July 30, 2022, 05:19:36 pm
    Ugh sorry to hear.  I think you will be ok since you paid with PayPal though.  They are pretty aggro with supporting the buyer...I don't actually accept PayPal anymore when I sell bikes or cars for that exact reason.  Hope it works out for you in the end.
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