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From Spring, 2005. This installation was for a Wilbers shock, but the procedure is pretty much the same for any aftermarket shock.
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After you place the bike on the centerstand, you'll want to use a block of wood and a scissors-jack to lift the swingarm just enough to relieve the tension on the upper shock bolt:


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With the fuel tank removed, now you can remove that nasty old factory shock. The locknut (far side wrench) is 17mm, the bolt head (near side wrench) is a 14mm:


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It seems to take forever to unthread the top-bolt, it goes on and on and on....


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Here's the crusty old Showa next to the shiny new Wilbers. The Wilbers is 5mm longer, eyelet-to-eyelet:


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Here is the initial test-fit of the new Wilbers . I ended up rotating the shock 180-degrees so that the remote reservoir and remote pre-load are affixed to the right-hand-side of the bike:


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Here's the remote reservoir installed:


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Job complete! Here's the Remote Preload Adjustment Knob in its final orientation:

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Now to set static sag, and dial in the rear shock. Pretty tasty hardware, is it not? :thumb:
 

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If I may throw a couple more shots on there from the Ohlins aftermarket replacement. It's been on for a few years but I resprung the front and the rear needed the same so I switched out springs to a big heavy so da wife and I can two up double knee drag.
 

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To do the rear shock replacement is it necessary to remove the rear wheel?

I got me a new Hagon custom to install this weekend.

Cheers

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No, its not.
+1 All you really need to do is undo the top mount and loosen the bolts on the triangular linkage at the bottom ;) The shock can then be dropped/lifted out and the new one put in :)
If the new shock has a remote reservoir then you'll need to figure out somewhere to mount that but that's quite easy ;)

If you haven't done the shock shim it would also be a good time to do that by slipping an appropriate 3-6mm shim on top of the shock mount where it bolts to the frame to quicken the steering if you want to do that :thumb:
 

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Well its meant to be a fairly straight forward job and a dab hand could finish it in about half an hour so that means two hours for me !!!
Anyway heres a very short vid from you tube showing the job.
I see the OP is around 12 years old btw.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=V_HHdisetUs
Yeah I fitted a resprung 95 CBR900RR shock to mine and I think it took around an hour and a half including putting a 6mm shim in ;)
~1/2 of that was working out somewhere for the remote reservoir ;)
 
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