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Old 11-09-2012, 08:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Installing NARK box

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.
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've removed the rear wheel a few times with no problems. But a c-stand or jack is really good.


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Old 11-09-2012, 09:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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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.
Mudguard off.

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.
Valve clearances.
Consider some FCR 39 carbs
maybe some cams or pistons?
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I agree, buy a jack. Only $99. Yes remove the shocks. Once they're off, no you don't have to remove the wheel. The box will come out as long as the bike is high enough. Rear wheel removal is its own aggravation that I only perform when absolutely necessary.
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I agree with what others have said. No need to remove the rear wheel. Unbolt the top bolts of the rear shocks, swing them down out of the way (just make sure you have the jack under the bike to absorb the weight of the bike), jack the bike up high enough to pull the air box out the back of the bike. Easy peasy.

NOTE: WATCH THE REAR BRAKE LINE TO MAKE SURE YOU DON'T OVER EXTEND OR DAMAGE IT IN ANY WAY.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:22 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks guys any suggestions to a good jack i am excited about not removing the rear wheel
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I have the yellow Harbor Freight $99 jack. They are rather heavy to move around, but sturdy. I really like the lightweight aluminum ones, but the I can't rationalize the almost doubled price just for the weight savings.

Btw how do you like your Ruckus? I'm no scooter guy, but that's one I'd love to have. Such a cool looking little scoot.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:40 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Removing the rear wheel isn't very difficult, certainly less difficult than getting the airbox out, and less time-consuming. If I were doing the airbox removal (I haven't done it), I'd want the rear wheel out of the way.

Four things to remember about removing the rear wheel:

1. Unbolt the brake caliper and wire it out of the way.

2. Remember which spacer goes where and which way, or write it down.

At reassembly:

3. Set the height of the bike (with the lift) and the height of the wheel (using scrap wood, etc.) so the wheel sits at the correct height relative to the frame.

4. Start reassembly from the right side. Insert anything that will fit--ratchet extension, piece of dowel, narrow pipe, etc.--into the right side and all the way through to hold everything in place, then maneuver the axle bolt in from the left.

When you've done it once or twice, it isn't difficult.
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I have the yellow Harbor Freight $99 jack. They are rather heavy to move around, but sturdy. I really like the lightweight aluminum ones, but the I can't rationalize the almost doubled price just for the weight savings.

Btw how do you like your Ruckus? I'm no scooter guy, but that's one I'd love to have. Such a cool looking little scoot.
Ruckus was super fun. Great bike if you like modifying stuff but in the end i am just to big for one lol and i needed much more power. Tere is a ton of after market parts.
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