Been working on the suspension this last 3 days and well since I did the front I thought to myself "just to the rear so it's all new!". At that point I took the rear shock off and today I took it to Kyle Racing in Sand City. Talked to the tech that was going to do all the work and he said no need for a new spring just a refresh of the suspension. Which that included new oil, new gas or nitrogen(not sure what they use), and cleaning of all the internals.
At this point I went home and waited for the phone call saying that my rear shock is ready for pick up so I cleaned the inside of the swing arm and the back of the engine that I usually can reach.
After that I started to prepare the wheel for install which to me means cleaning the wheel spacers of all the old grease that is on them and putting new grease.
After that cleaning the old grease off the axle and again putting new grease on it. Cleaning the area where the axles go through. Decided to clean the sprocket as well since it's dirty with chain lube and dirt from my trip into the dirt at my last track day haha.
Then bam got the call from the shop so then I went and pick it up so I can put everything back on.
Found that these spacers where on the bike Shock already so I just installed them back. If I remember right it raises the tail end and helps with tip in??
Torqued everything down for the shock and because I wanted to be a little nit picky I had to make sure that the hydraulic preload handle was at the same angle that the exhaust comes out of haha
And then I finally was able to just sit back and look at my beautiful baby!