Originally Posted by modular
Quick question......can the rear shock be removed by just taking the rear wheel off? I have all the bolts loose waiting for it's replacement and it looks like it will slide out with the rear wheels out of the way. I still have the side cowls and exhaust in place.
You don't need to remove the wheel.
Support the rear subframe so the tyre is just touching the ground.
Remove the lower linkage bolt and lower shock bolt.
Remove the upper bolt.
Pull the shock out through the bottom.