rear shock install question
what methods are used to support the rear end when changing out the shock? obviously, i can't use a rearstand, as i want to unload the suspension. I bought a cold rolled steel rod to slide through the rear swingarm pivot point, the slid a jack stand underneath both ends. when i lowered the bike onto the rod, it bowed, but held. is this recommended? am i better off putting a jack under the oilpan and lifting it that way? i think that makes my sweat more than the previous method.
any help would be much appreciated.