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Old 05-20-2013, 03:04 AM   #1
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Rear spring relief

Tried swapping out my rear shock today, but can't relieve enough pressure off the spring to loosen the bolts. I was using a car jack and board, but don't really trust that idea. Can't hoist it up anywhere either. Anyone swapped one out before and found a good way get some tension off this thing?
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Old 05-20-2013, 06:02 AM   #2
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If you're just taking the shock off & not taking it apart.......you're not fighting anything from the spring. The bolts are just hella tight. The weight of the bike is the only friction to pulling out the bolts once you have the nuts off.

For that you can just put a jack under it & jack it slightly over onto the kickstand to get the back wheel off the ground.
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I think I worded that wrong but you got my point. I'll give it s shot when I get the time. As far as the bolts and nuts being tight. Your right about that. I broke two sockets on them bastards. I'm going to have to buy a breaker bar and some heavy duty sockets to get these boys off.
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