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  • Roadwing install

    I’ve had roadwing shock and harness for couple years now collecting dust. Anybody know a mechanic in WNY that would install for me without breaking bank?

  • #2
    Penguin might be interested. He's in western NY.






    "There is nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer."
    Chris, 2004 Roadstar Silverado

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    • #3
      Thanks! I see he’s in Buffalo. Not that far from Rochester

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      • Txulrich
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        Please take the time to fill in your profile. It really does help us to help you!

    • #4
      Will do. I haven’t been on for a year and got kicked off with new system.

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      • Doc_V
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        FYI- Nobody got kicked off. The old site server was shut down and *everyone* had to re-register on the new site. ...Even us admins.

    • #5
      Pretty easy job to do yourself if it's been modified for R*. Rap is MUCH easier to install than electrical driven unit.

      If you have a lift, even easier.
      http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/...psd3de724b.jpg

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      • #6
        Harbor freight jack

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        • Carpetbagger
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          I used a Harbor freight jack and did not remove the rear wheel or fender. You just need some kind of lever under the rear wheel to wiggle it making the bolts easier to remove and insert. Nice to have a helper, but I didn't, and it was not at all difficult.

      • #7
        Originally posted by Shacky View Post
        Will do. I haven’t been on for a year and got kicked off with new system.
        Here's a video of the Roadwing install:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pI6EQL5cz1I

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        • #8
          I remember seeing pictures of installing pump under right side cover. Did they survive the update?

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          • #9
            https://sites.google.com/site/tykesp...-shock-install

            towards the bottom of the page

            2005 Silverado Midnight Star

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            • #10
              I installed my roadwing in my 07 just a few months ago, it really is not that hard and I even modified it myself, which was probably the hardest for me. I used a motorcycle floor lift and did not remove rear wheel. When I installed the pump under the cover I had to bend a metal tab for some relays out of the way. I ran my wires to control the pump from the battery to left side cover and hid the rocker switch behind the cover.

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              • #11
                Thank you guys!!! I have a Harbor Frieght Jack. So do I need something else?

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                • #12
                  Nope!
                  what the video again and follow it.
                  It is easy to do.
                  2005 Silverado Midnight Star

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                  • #13
                    That video is not available anymore for road wing install. Is there any of links of install?

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                    • #14
                      If i remember correct I used the lift to lift the bike then used 2x4 or 2x6's on each end to keep up. Then removed the lift, then removed old shock and install Roadwing. It was quite easy and I installed the rap using a bolt on the right rear peg and installed below it. Should of been my first upgrade out of them all. Good luck with it and give it a try if you get stuck post questions we will answer and get you out of it.

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                      • #15
                        Your scarin’ me boys, your scarin’ me! Simple mechanics. Two bolts hold the shock in place. The swingarm needs to be free to move to get the bolts out and back in. Put the bike on wood blocks so the swingarm hangs free and lever the wheel up or down to relieve the pressure. Do we need a coloring book about this?

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                        • Doc_V
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                          Yes. ...But seriously, not everyone has the means or ability. Nothing wrong with getting help.

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