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Old 06-05-2013, 07:16 PM   #13261
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anyone used a kenda k270 rear on dr650.
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:36 AM   #13262
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Removing the rear shock

Howdy all,
I am in the process of ripping out the rear shock to put a heavier spring on. What are the tricks to getting it out? I have heard of people doing it in a few minutes but I am not that mechanically minded.

Do the dog bones have to come off or can I just drop the linkage from the single bolt at the rear of the motor? Undo the two bolts holding the actual shock and slip it out or am I going to have pull half the bike apart?

Advice appreciated. Thanks
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:30 AM   #13263
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I pull the air box out and then the shock comes out nice and easy.
Doesn't take long to pull the airbox out.

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Old 06-06-2013, 04:02 AM   #13264
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Removing the rear shock

Hey Starky14,

I'm doing the exact same thing at the moment - sent my rear shock to Vince Strang for some revalving and a heavier spring.
It will probably help if you can take the weight off the rear wheel so the swing arm can drop down - I have used a bike lifting jack.
Take off the seat, took off the fuel tank (only because replacing with an acerbis - but it does give you a bit more room), remove the airbox bolts - 3 of them, disconnect the rubber boot between airbox and carb, remove the crankcase breather hose that attaches to the airbox, move the wiring out of the way and get the airbox out on the left side of the bike. Once that is done remove the upper and lower shock bolts and take the shock out through the top.
I'm certainly not experienced and this only took about 15 minutes.
Hope this helps
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:08 AM   #13265
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Hey Starky14,

I'm doing the exact same thing at the moment - sent my rear shock to Vince Strang for some revalving and a heavier spring.
It will probably help if you can take the weight off the rear wheel so the swing arm can drop down - I have used a bike lifting jack.
Take off the seat, took off the fuel tank (only because replacing with an acerbis - but it does give you a bit more room), remove the airbox bolts - 3 of them, disconnect the rubber boot between airbox and carb, remove the crankcase breather hose that attaches to the airbox, move the wiring out of the way and get the airbox out on the left side of the bike. Once that is done remove the upper and lower shock bolts and take the shock out through the top.
I'm certainly not experienced and this only took about 15 minutes.
Hope this helps
Ditto on that! When I replaced mine for the Mojave, it seemed quite simple, even when pulling the airbox out believing it was going to be tight fit getting it out and back in. But reasonably straight foward. The new shock was easier on the install.

Take your time and lift that rear wheel to take the pressure off of the shock.
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:12 AM   #13266
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Do the dog bones have to come off
While you have the shock out pull the swingarm off if the bike if it has been used off road and check/regrease all the bearings and axles then tighten to the correct torque. Its not that difficult and you and your bike will be better off for the experience.
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:31 AM   #13267
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While you have the shock out pull the swingarm off if the bike if it has been used off road and check/regrease all the bearings and axles then tighten to the correct torque. Its not that difficult and you and your bike will be better off for the experience.
I've been meaning to do this. Are there any tricks on pulling the bearings out........I read the roller bearings can be finicky to get out and back in (maybe I'm thinking of something else)???

Anyway, I will read up on it before I do it.

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Old 06-06-2013, 03:12 PM   #13268
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Are there any tricks on pulling the bearings out
If the roller bearings are ok which they should be dont remove them just remove the dust seal and inner race and wipe out dirty grease/repack with grease. Pack as much grease as you can between the dust seal and bearings. Be careful that the needle rollers dont fall out. Take note of how it came appart (washers etc) as the fishe is wrong. There are 3 bearings in the cushion lever and 2 in the swingarm.
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:16 PM   #13269
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Hey B1 some vid tips for ya

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that's how i felt when i sold my last one. thankfully got another one now and went for a spin around o405canvet's backyard yesterday. some awesome single track and hill climbs, both our DRs were spinning and slipping around on 50/50 tyres so we popped out to mt mee state forest for some easier stuff.

I'm sure you could rig this up on the DR mothership.

https://vimeo.com/59410466#at=0

Check out this vid

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Old 06-07-2013, 02:11 AM   #13270
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Thanks for all your advice. The spring is now swapped over. I only have to put the airbox back in tomorrow and go for a test ride. Pretty easy when you know how. Thanks heaps fellas.
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Howdy all,
I am in the process of ripping out the rear shock to put a heavier spring on. What are the tricks to getting it out? I have heard of people doing it in a few minutes but I am not that mechanically minded.

Do the dog bones have to come off or can I just drop the linkage from the single bolt at the rear of the motor? Undo the two bolts holding the actual shock and slip it out or am I going to have pull half the bike apart?

Advice appreciated. Thanks
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:06 PM   #13271
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Installed intiminators in the forks. Filled up with 5W. Tightened the back spring to max hight. Installed steel braded brake hoses and installed footpeg lowering kit. Tuned up the FCR and gave it a ull service. Took the beasty for a ride this morning. Awesome ride. The bike has transformed!!!! Will never look back
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:24 PM   #13272
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Have you done the same with the swing arm? even harder to pull apart to grease (even harder to put together). I noticed my sons DRZ has swing arm nipple standard.
No, I haven't, but did my FJR linkage pivots when I owned it.
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:21 PM   #13273
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I'm looking for a replacement clutch and came across one at f1moto. Has anyone installed this replacement clutch?
http://www.f1moto.com.au/buy/suzuki-...11/C11SU250008
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:58 PM   #13274
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Hi Guys

I guess this question has been asked heap but here goes anyway.
I'm doing a trip in August from Derby WA to Hells Gates Qld return via mostly dirt. Rough trip will be Gibb river - Duncan - Buntine butting to Daly - Barkly stock route roper river then return leg. 4600km in 12 days.
I'm currently running pirelli MT21 front and rear. I find them ok but the front is fairly loose. (bike has had suspension etc done).
What would you recommend and what sort of KM do you think I will get out of them. We will be fully loaded with camping gear etc but wont be wringing the bikes neck......well not to much
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:27 PM   #13275
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Hi Guys

I guess this question has been asked heap but here goes anyway.
I'm doing a trip in August from Derby WA to Hells Gates Qld return via mostly dirt. Rough trip will be Gibb river - Duncan - Buntine butting to Daly - Barkly stock route roper river then return leg. 4600km in 12 days.
I'm currently running pirelli MT21 front and rear. I find them ok but the front is fairly loose. (bike has had suspension etc done).
What would you recommend and what sort of KM do you think I will get out of them. We will be fully loaded with camping gear etc but wont be wringing the bikes neck......well not to much
I have a Mitas E09 Dakar on the back of mine and I like it. Have just fitted a 606 to the front and it felt fine doing 1500km on the bitumen, will be even better on the dirt I imagine. Had a nail or similar go through the Mitas and changing the tube didnt present any additional probs to any other tyre.
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