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Old 08-07-2010, 07:50 PM   #1
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Pissed 2008 klr 650 Rear Shock replacement.

Seeking advice on rear shock removal on a 2008 klr 650. More specifically gaining access to the nut on the top shock bolt. The bolt is hidden behind the air box. It looks as if I need to pull the air box, and it looks like a need to pull the rear frame to get the air box out. Any help on rear shock replacement would be appreciated. I purchase a repair manual. My spouse remodeld the living and now the manual is a very safe place where no one can find it. I'm upgrading to a new spring.

Thanks in advance yff 's

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Old 08-07-2010, 09:19 PM   #2
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Is the nut spinning? I think it's either welded in or, if not, I was able to get a cresent wrench back there. I don't remember the details exactly but I know for sure that I've never had to drop the subframe and remove the airbox to get to the shock out.
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Old 08-08-2010, 10:20 AM   #3
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It's a bolt that is a PIA to get out sometimes, but you shouldn't have to remove that much to get to it and definitely not the air box. It is better if you release the swing arm first (work from the bottom up).
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Old 08-08-2010, 08:10 PM   #4
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Got it. The nut is welded on. It looked as if it was a separate nut. It was good that I took a lot of it apart, I found a lot stuff that needed attention, Loose sub frame bolts, corroded battery, dirty air filter etc..

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