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Old 10-05-2010, 01:54 PM   #1
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Logistics of a rear shock swap..

So I bought a zx6r shock to swap into my SV650S. Should be here in a few days so I figure in a couple weeks I'll be ready to swap everything in. Which made thing think - how the am I going to suspend the end of the bike for a day or two while I do it?? (I work slow ...).

I have a garage but its pretty old. I thought about using some straps to hoist it from the rafters. Maybe two to spread the load? There is a garage apartment above it, and I'd hate to pull a rafter down or mess up something.

Whats the usual way of doing it? It weighs somewhere around 370lbs dry and I'll be removing a bunch of the stuff to get at it. Think that should probably be OK hanging from the rafters by two straps to spread the load right??
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Old 10-05-2010, 02:15 PM   #2
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Two step ladders with a 4x4 in between. Remember you are not supporting all of the weight just enough to unload the shock. With a hot utility knife, you won't have to remove anything but side panel, seat and battery (assuming 2nd gen SV).
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Old 10-05-2010, 02:28 PM   #3
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Use the rafters. The ones in my garage look like . I run a board across a few and suspend it from the middle to spread the load. It really isn't that much load anyway.
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Old 10-05-2010, 02:47 PM   #4
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Use the rafters. The ones in my garage look like . I run a board across a few and suspend it from the middle to spread the load. It really isn't that much load anyway.
What he said. If the rafters can support an apartment, they can support a bike.
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Old 10-05-2010, 02:51 PM   #5
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Sounds like the rafters are the best bet since I dont have even one step ladder

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Old 10-05-2010, 08:48 PM   #6
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I made that swap on my 04 SV-650s and it made a ton of difference in handling and ride quality.

hope yours does too.
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