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Rear Shock Install?

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timresin

Just bought a K-Tech Razor R Lite after a good amount of research.  So i have done a good amount of mods to my bike myself.  Exhaust, Power commander and a good amount of wiring.  Should I be able to do the shock myself? The ktech manual was saying you had to have a motorcycle mechanic do it.

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DewMan

if You've done exhaust etc... you shouldn't have issues doing the rear shock. See below for two forum members who've installed a different brand of shock but the steps will be basically the same:

 

 

and the same rear shock installed by me:

 

After reading the details of the above installs, you can determine for yourself if it's something you're capable of. Good luck!

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Thrasherg

Changing the rear shock is mechanically simple to do, just a couple of bolts, the issue is that you have to support the bike so that there is no weight on the rear wheel. If you have a center stand on your bike it's easy, as the FZ doesn't you have to find a way to support the bike that does NOT involve the swingarm or wheel. This is the most difficult part, so if you don't have a means to support the bike from under the engine and keep the bike stable (you don't want it falling over and damaging anything) then get someone else to do it. I had a clamp for the front wheel that supports the bike (very stable) and then put a block of wood under the engine (as far back as I could get it) and a trolley jack and just lifted the bike up until the rear wheel left the ground, after that it was easy to change out the shock and put a new one in.

 

Gary

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kbob2000

I used carefully positioned jack stands and lowered the bike from a rear stand onto them which unloaded the swingarm. Really easy job.  The worst part for me was the plastic clips for the tire hugger fender thingy.

 

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blackout

A bar through the passenger peg area and two jack stands is one way to do it.

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blackout

Or use foot pegs if you have aftermarket fixed pegs.  Rubber hose was used to protect the pegs.

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Thrasherg

Now try changing one on a Super Tenere ES!! With all the pumps and reservoirs it's a real nightmare!! One of the great things about a simple FZ07!

 

Congrats on getting it done, now tell us if you can tell any difference with the new shock?

 

Gary

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timresin

Does someone has the torque specs for the front and rear bolt for the shock?

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CarGuy7a
On 11/3/2017 at 9:46 AM, blackout said:

A bar through the passenger peg area and two jack stands is one way to do it.

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I did the exact same thing when installing my Penske. Only I had an engine hoist I utilized to lift the whole rear of the bike. Made things so much easier.

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pattonme

A frame ladder and some straps works just as well. Mind your plastic though. 

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The good show

These are torque settings out of the European manual (MT07) but they should be identical.

 

 

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