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You need to get the back end up. I accomplished this with the cheap Harbor Freight paddock stand with the pads on it. That worked well.


Remove the right shroud. It doesn't say in the manual, but you also need to remove the left shroud for easy access to the upper shock bolt head.


Remove drive chain cover, rear brake reservoir from the frame, regulator/rectifier and stay from the frame.


Of course the tail will settle when you get the bolts out. A second pair of hands would have been helpful here, and during the installation of the YSS shock.


Install in reverse order. It was a bit of a pain for me to shoulder the tail up while trying to install the shock and feed the bolts in without seeing. But I succeeded. :smile: I also wound up having to remove the Tyga can to facilitate getting the shock in. I don't know if you will need to do that with the OEM can. Torque values for the upper and lower bolts are 34 ft/lbs.


I will test fly it tomorrow. I installed it with the factory settings. Just seeing the spring, I anticipate a stiffer ride. It was a bit soft for me and my weight with the OEM shock. I don't know anything about setting these things up, so I will probably take it to a friend who does know.


Pics of the install.


Look Ma, no shock!














 

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This looks like the same one I have on my MSX, it is a pretty decent ride!
 
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Piggyback set up, that should hold plenty of shock fluid, run cooler and have very little shock fade. Nice choice, did they offer different spring rates?
 

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I want o softer ride.

What to do?
 

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Is the length the same as the stock shock?
 

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Is the length the same as the stock shock?
Yes it is.

Great write up. How much was the shock? Where did you get it from?
Thanks. $179 plus shipping. I got it from an ebay seller in Thailand called Kingofsoap. It took 30 days exactly to arrive. I won't use this guy again. I am happy with the shock though.

I ordered one like that from kingofsoap (the ball washer) over a month ago and still no love....
Great write up, Tony!
Yea, no more business for that one, from me.
 

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It does sit an RCH higher than the OEM shock. That's just perception on my part. :crazy:
 

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I wanted to add something to Tony s great write up. It helps to use a small automotive jack when working on suspension. The "scissor" type jack that I use takes the load off the suspension and lets you just slide the bolts out. You can also do minute tweaks to raise or lower the bike while lining up the bolts back in the shock mounts. I also use this jack when swapping engines in my minis - very handy.

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Also I can confirm that this YSS shock is 1cm longer than stock.
 

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I wanted to add something to Tony s great write up. It helps to use a small automotive jack when working on suspension. The "scissor" type jack that I use takes the load off the suspension and lets you just slide the bolts out. You can also do minute tweaks to raise or lower the bike while lining up the bolts back in the shock mounts. I also use this jack when swapping engines in my minis - very handy.

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Also I can confirm that this YSS shock is 1cm longer than stock.
That's a good idea. I wish I'd have thought of that. :popped out:
 

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You can accomplish the same thing by placing the jack on the rear wheel and raising it against the bottom of the seat. Do that before removing the bolts.

Now you have a more stable situation. The bike isnt up in the air balanced on one precarious point while you get the new shock ready.
 
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You can accomplish the same thing by placing the jack on the rear wheel and raising it against the bottom of the seat. Do that before removing the bolts.

Now you have a more stable situation. The bike isnt up in the air balanced on one precarious point while you get the new shock ready.

Thats the beauty of using the jack on the ground - the bike is supported on the ground at 4 points at all times. Both tires, side stand, and jack. Also there is no balancing act to get the jack on the back tire or risk of it dropping. Work smarter, not harder.
 

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I dont get it.
 
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