Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Re: Disassembling rear shock
I have attached 2 pictures.
1. Is of the rear shock in the compression tool I made. It shows the HyperPro spring already installed. Again doing it this way you have to remove the small allen grub screw from the Preload Adjuster (it holds the Preload adjuster body to the shock) then clamp down on the Preload Adjuster approx 10 to 15mm will reveal a small wire clip around the shock, remove this, then release the tension. You can replace your spring. When reinstalling the Preload Adjuster ensure you put it back on inline with the grub screw mark on the shock body with the body of the Preload adjuster where the grub screw goes.
2. Is of the front shock with the Hyperpro spring beside the original shock with spring. On the top of the original you can see the 2 flat lock nuts. I used my same compression tool with the square tube of the tool below the jaws of a vice & the bottom of the shock sitting on the top of the jaws. We then compressed the shock spring enough that I could get I think was a 1 1/8" or 1 1/4" (can't remember) open end wrench to hold the lower nut & then used a small pipe wrench to loosen the top nut. Replaced the spring & did reverse (lower nut is bottomed on the threads) and use some red loctite before putting on the top nut.
All told it took 2 hours to make the tool & change the springs.
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