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HI all, i am a new speed four owner after owning a SV650
its an 04 thats in a bit of a state as the last owner didnt protect it
from the elements

coroded wheels, swing arm, Frame , nuts/bolts engine casings , mirrors
and everywhere else :mad:

ive sanded and re-painted everything and its looking good :)
but the rear shock is very coroded and i have got a replacement

anyway i am having GREAT difficulty getting it back in are there any tips on doing it as they would be greatfully received

thanks
i need to get it done becuases its not good having a new bike and not being able to ride it
 

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shocks in place now !!! - cor its tricky

:) finally got the replacement shock in place

for anyone else that needs to do it loosen rear wheel
put rear swing arm on paddock stands and lift
remove rear wheel and tie up swing arm

jack up main frame and put an axel stand under both lower sides of frame

fasten top shock bolt

fasten triangular clamp to lower shock and frame

untie swing arm and then lower
the final bolt will now line up

torque all to 45nm and voila shiny new shock in place
:)
 
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