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post #31 of 34 (permalink) Old 01-09-2017, 06:45 AM
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Ok phoned Hyper Pro and as pointed out above the instructions to follow are USD spring and cartridge!

Time to rebuild my forks....
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post #32 of 34 (permalink) Old 01-09-2017, 11:09 AM
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You have to keep in mind that their instructions are not EXACTLY for a 2016 Africa Twin. So some internals are a little different than Hyperpro manual.
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post #33 of 34 (permalink) Old Yesterday, 07:52 AM
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Removed my rear shock today and dropped it down the shop to get the spring changed for a +20mm Hyperpro. Exactly as Wytco0 states, 15 minutes tops once you have a few tools to hand. I have a centrestand, that helps rather than hinders. Workshop manual states you should remove the regulator/rectifier, this is only precautionary and is not really neccessary.

1) Jack up bike - or put on centrestand.
2) Undo bottom suspension links. - Very easy access, you don't need to remove any bodywork or anything.
3) Remove Preload adjuster knob from shock - a simple crosshead screwdriver. Workshop manual does not give this step but it makes it much easier to remove the shock.
4) undo top shock bolt. - you will require a small drift to help you get the bolts out after taking off the nuts. There are no washers to drop and lose.
5) Lift the swing-arm and the shock can be twisted and got out. - you can do this by yourself, just lift the wheel and wedge something under it, you need to raise this quite a bit, at least 8".

A socket set with a 6"-8" extension and regular spanners will suffice, no special tools needed. You just need a socket and extension the other side of the top bolt to reach (or a spanner with a socket on the end) These are not hard to undo or access. To refit just the reverse but do have a Torque Wrench for your own safety, again, values in the manual.
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post #34 of 34 (permalink) Old Yesterday, 11:12 AM
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Thanks, Let us know how it feels when you get a chance to test it out. I'm considering doing this.
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