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post #1 of 19 Old 01-12-2012, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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Replacing my Rear Shock - 02 zx6r 636 A1P.- Any advice and guides?

Hi there,

i picked up a revalved, rebuilt, upgraded rear shock off ebay as my existing shock is far gone; sloppy, to soft - terrible.

Im fitting the new rear shock this weekend, any1 got any tips or guides. ive got a haynes manual just want to know if any1 had any other guides or tips.

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Did the shock come from a 2003/4 ZX6R? if so it should bolt right up.
I would recommend a new linkage as-well, at least remove yours, clean & check the bearings repack em too.

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shocks of a 2x6r j1 & zx9r. should fit straight on my a1p. im going to fit it see if its anygood then im going to clean bearings etc.
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You my man might just be a life saver for me, could you sent me the eBay "shop" that you brought the shock rebuilt kit from as I have to buy one for my J2 at some point before the new season, also would you post up anything you had trouble with as I have no idea what I am going to have to do, I have brought the Haynes but any extra info would be really handy thank you mate :-)

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Nugget nik. It took me a while to find one. I found a revalved and refreshed to match my wieght, was lucky I found it really, we will see what its like, it cant be any worse than what it is now lol. I kept searching zx6r j1 shocks on eBay until a revalued 1 turned up. Or you could remove your rear shock and send it to (k-tech) or (reactive suspension). I'm doing it Sunday so al keep you posted

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shame you can buy my rear shock its only 2 years old and plenty of life init
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We will see what this one is like mate, is it an aftermarket 1?
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noooooooooo....its the real mckoy .....
the only reason im not using it as ive fitted a 2007 rear srm on my bike and i had to fit a 2007 rear shock .....if i didnt have to i would still be using it
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Aw sound how much would you be wanting?
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or just thow me £30 posted and its yours ....its no good to me now
comes with spring ....all ready to go just bolt it on

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or just thow me £30 posted and its yours ....its no good to me now
comes with spring ....all ready to go just bolt it on
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As long as it is a straight replacement for a J2 shock...

I will have it!

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Well i successfully fitted my rear shock and regreased my suspension linkage using the nipples to. its alot better and stiffer very pleased with it. pritty simple process as peeps have mentioned, i used front paddock stand and supported the bike by a jack under the sump. i also used my grab rails to tie rope to the garage rafters to provide support. i also supported the reear wheel with a wood latt allowing it not to drop when the shock was removed. i used a rear paddack stand to postion the bike until the sump was jacked and the rear of the bike was supported then removed it. i would say the hardest part was to take 1 bolts out of the suspension linkage so i could easily remove the shock as the nut was between a size 16 & size 17 socket, had to use a spanner in the end to ensure i didnt round it off.

i worked to the haynes manual which was pritty simple to use. ive added a few pictures,they dont real show much but i thought i would attach them anyway.

thanks for the help guys.....next the front shocks
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Thank you mate for that.... I'm planning on doing mine 28th/29th of this month.... blitz-ing a load of stuff on the bike over a weekend.... how long did it take you do you think?

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no problem took me about 1.5 - 2 hours as i had a bit clean around when the shock was out and i had abit of bother with try to get that daft suspension brace bolt out but to be honest it takes longer to prep and get the bike support than to actually remove the shock. the haynes manual is abit missleading when it says to remove the brace bolt as you actually cant as the exhaust is in the way (this will make sense when you do it) i removed the bolt above on the on the suspension linkage instead so i could move the brace to one side.

i would grease all the nipples while you have access there but make sure you have a grease gun with a flexible hose as it is quite tight to get to the nipples on the suspension linkage.
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Sweet, there will be two of us when I do mine so it might make it slightly easier I reckon, I will let you know how I get on. I will make sure I get a grease gun... thanks for the tip mate! just what I need :-D

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