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Hi I am in the middle of doing some work on my AT and It looks as though I am going to have to undo the Swing Arm in order to remove the shock.

Does anyone know what the correct torque setting is for the swing arm pivot bolt?

Alternatively has anyone managed to remove the shock assembly without moving the swingarm back? I cant get it out of the gap left when I undid the shock bottom assembly.
 

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Hi I am in the middle of doing some work on my AT and It looks as though I am going to have to undo the Swing Arm in order to remove the shock.

Does anyone know what the correct torque setting is for the swing arm pivot bolt?

Alternatively has anyone managed to remove the shock assembly without moving the swingarm back? I cant get it out of the gap left when I undid the shock bottom assembly.
Here ya go..
80 nm - 59lbf-ft
 

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If you've not discovered already and according to the workshop manual you don't need to remove the swingarm just lift up slightly...
 

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If you've not discovered already and according to the workshop manual you don't need to remove the swingarm just lift up slightly...
Yep we found that just before we undid the swing arm, much easier.

You don't know the torque settings for the triple clamps on the front forks do you I need to adjust them as well.
 

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If you've not discovered already and according to the workshop manual you don't need to remove the swingarm just lift up slightly...
Good info. I'm about to order and fit the Hyperpro rear spring, the only info I had found was on the Touratech site and they say to remove the swing arm and pull it rearwards 100mm.

Thanks for info and saving me some work.
 

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Can someone with a workshop manual tell me the torque settings for the shock mounting bolts please?

I have just fitted the Hyperpro spring and need to refit the shock.

Many thanks
 

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xsilvergs, hope this is what you are looking for:


Shock absorber upper mounting nut:
54Nm (5.5.kgf/m, 40 lbf/ft)

Shock absorber lower mounting nut:
44Nm (4.5.kgf/m, 32 lbf/ft)

Lower cushion arm nut:
55Nm (5.6.kgf/m, 41 lbf/ft)
 

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Hi stormy1954,

Many thanks for this.

Is the Lower cushion arm nut the linkage beneath the shock? I had to remove the lower rearmost of these bolts to allow the linkage to drop down.
 

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First tarmac ride with Hyperpro rear spring today.

Front is still with original springs, compression 6 clicks out, rebound 1.75 turns. I set the rear damper with Hyperpro's recommended settings of comp at 12 clicks and the reb at 1.25 turns. Preload is at 3 clicks in for my weight / sag.

Ride is far more composed, the squatting of the rear under acceleration while cranked over has gone. The ride over rough Dorset tarmac is far better / safer feeling. Next test will be two-up.

Would I recommend it: If you can live with the saddle 20mm higher? Yes I would.
 
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