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    Hey guys I live in NewHampshire just got a roadwing from Jason( awesome dude), anyways just throwing it out there, is there anyone near me that knows how to install a roadwing that can pay to either help me install or install it for me thanks and for all my northern riders spring is just about here!!

  • #2
    It's really not hard if you have a good jack. We can talk you through it. I was nervous before I did mine but it worked out well.
    With enough beer you can do anything...D.Pate

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    • #3
      Put it on a jack, lower it down on wood blocks front and back that are as far apart as you can get them but will still allow the swingarm to go down, start removing the old shock and it will be obvious to you how the new one goes in. Just two bolts. Put a shovel under the rear tire and have somebody leverage the tire up and down so you can get the last bolt in. It has to be a metric shovel.

      If you don't have a jack, two people can easily Rock the bike back and forth while a third person progressively puts more and more 2x4s under the frame on one side and then the other. It's amazing how easy that is, been there done that.

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      • #4
        Ugh it sounds so easy. I need to put this on my list of to-dos. Will any gl1800 shock work?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by AZRoadie View Post
          Ugh it sounds so easy. I need to put this on my list of to-dos. Will any gl1800 shock work?
          The “U” shaped end attachment needs to be re-drilled in a different location.

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          • #6
            Awesome thanks guys being part of the clinic has been great because of people like all of you I appreciate the knowledge and am going to tackle this my self

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            • #7
              Shores ... had to be a metric shovel

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              • Brad_G
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                I chuckled at that too.

            • #8
              It seems like a daunting task, but isn’t so bad. If, while installing, you run into a question, just ask. Pay attention to orientation of shock bracket as you take it off.

              I searched Lowe’s, HD, and Ace web sites. They do not seem to have metric shovels.

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              • #9
                if you're unsure about any work, just take photos before you disassemble anything so you know how it goes back together.

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                • Brad_G
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                  Pictures are your friend!

              • #10
                Originally posted by Tropicalrs View Post
                It seems like a daunting task, but isn’t so bad. If, while installing, you run into a question, just ask. Pay attention to orientation of shock bracket as you take it off.

                I searched Lowe’s, HD, and Ace web sites. They do not seem to have metric shovels.
                Sure they do. There right next to the aluminum files and elevator keys.

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