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Offline fairwaysflyer

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Rear shock removal
« on: July 03, 2018, 11:41:41 AM »
Hi guys,
Anyone removed and replaced the rear shock on a 2011 xc?
Can the reservoir be detached from the main unit then reattached or.......?
Anything I should be aware of?
All advice greatfully received!!
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Re: Rear shock removal
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2018, 01:59:33 PM »
I think lots of us have removed the rear shock for swingarm maintenance but don't detach the reservoir as it will lose all it's gas and can't be re-filled. You'll end up needing a new shock.
The Roadie shock can be re-built though as it doesn't have a reservoir.
Tiger 800. There's no effing need for it.
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Re: Rear shock removal
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2018, 02:49:48 PM »
Have had the shock out of my 2012 XC.  It can be removed without removing the reservoir from the shock.  As stated above, do not remove reservoir from shock.

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Re: Rear shock removal
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2018, 03:14:12 PM »
Only had a quick look but is there room for the reservoir to get thru the frame on removal?

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Re: Rear shock removal
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2018, 05:53:04 PM »
Yes.
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Re: Rear shock removal
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2018, 06:10:35 PM »
*Originally Posted by Cats [+]
Yes.

Ditto!

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Re: Rear shock removal
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2018, 06:59:08 PM »
I couldn't get mine out easily so took the can off, but I wasn't too bothered because it was knackered and getting replaced with a Nitron unit anyway.  (it's hydraulic fluid that you lose btw)

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Re: Rear shock removal
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2018, 08:50:09 AM »
Why  did they mount the jubilee screws holding the reservoir at the top?  Looks like you have to remove the tank etc to get to them!

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Re: Rear shock removal
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2018, 09:33:48 AM »
Yeah mate, it's like why did they do a lot of things with the bike? PITA.
I cut the jubilee clips off mine and used cable ties instead.
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Re: Rear shock removal
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2018, 10:48:46 AM »
Good thinking CATS!

 


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