Originally Posted by Gtiboogieman
I'm a little new to the forums installed some small stuff like Dominator slip ons and change little things here and there. I'm curious about the NARK Box I got it and am wondering if it really is necessary to
1. Take the rear wheel off?
2. Take the rear shocks off?
The reason I ask is because I have a steel horse stand and no center stand or center jack. So taking off the rear shocks which is stated to do the install would not allow me to use the Steel horse rear stand lift.
I'm also wondering if there's anything I should be nervous about removing the rear wheel. Seems like a simple removal of the brake calipers and making sure the tensioners are set the way they were previously.
Thx for the help. I tried to search but I haven't really found much info on the 2 specifics. I'm a fairly intermediate DIY'er since I work on Vw's but just not on bikes so much.
Take your time.
Before i got a jack i used a timber under where the centre stand would go and a car jack, when at appropriate hight block with timber.
So buy a jack it will pay for itself in no time!!!!
Some beat the --- out of the old airbox in situ, dont know why as it is an easy job to remove existing.
As you say rear wheel out.
You might want to do this tother way if you are jackless.
support caliper, put something between pads to keep them in opened position.
Obviously seat, battery,tank have been removed.
You may have to remove one side of oem airbox to extract it.
Disconnect carbs etc.
I converted my existing box, it isnt to hard to do, just remove the things that you need to.
As you are getting a lot of workspace, do the carbs (jets etc), Just unbolt from the manifold and there is enough give to invert them, with cables still attached.
Remove the 4 bowl screws and replace with allen bolts! This is a must!!!. You will also see the jets that you need to replace.
Stick it all back together.
Rear shocks i think i only needed to undo the R side top bolt.
Also consider if there is anything that you need to do whilst at this juncture.
Consider some FCR 39 carbs
maybe some cams or pistons?