Anyone know quick way to install rear shock?

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    Hi all just got DMR's fork cartridge kit and BD-40 rear shock. I'm shocked at how much I have to remove to get the shock out on my 2006 ABS bike. The forks are a breeze. So far I've taken the rear cowl off, the foot peg assy's, the heat shield and rear brake master cylinder, the mufflers, the front exhaust pipes, the catalytic mount, The left side cowl, the rear fender, the gas tank, it's getting crazy!
     
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    Whoa, I got mine out and new one in with only fully unbolting the tank and removing the wheel. LOTS of finagling but it went in.

    Btw, you'll notice the shock length is set to about 5mm longer the the OE shock. Advise leaving it that way umless your vertically challenged. It does improve overall handling (I tried both lengths). Jamie has is stuff together and although it's in my nature to second guess things after all the measuring, testing trial & error I ended up right about where he set things. Except compression, that varies with weight I'm carrying at any given time.

    Keep posting, love to see what you find!
     
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    Ie: passenger and or gear, not my weight! :)
     
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    I’m guessing you have a non ABS VFR? The ABS system is directly behind the shock. I thought about trying to unbolt the swing arm and see if I could squeeze it in. I went by the book. Just finished it today. Initial ride was stiff but compliant. The bike felt good-especially at speed.
     
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    Ohhhh, ABS, yea that complicates things. I noticed your DMR shock rez is different than mine. The hose on mine is shorter and the banjo is at 90deg to the housing. Having it in line like that would sure make it easier to mount out of the way instead of partially blocking the foot peg. I'm afraid to loosen it even a little to reclock it as I've done with brake lines cause I don't know if the hose is pressurised.

    Did you move yours?
     
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    Looks great btw, worth it.
     
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    I’m also afraid to move mine(the banjo coming out of the reservoir) it came like that. You can see the shock on the ground as it came shipped in one of the pictures. The blue fitting coming out of the shocks body at @4:00 was hitting a bracket and I had to call Jamie and he told me to rotate it more to 6:00 position. It was still touching the bracket barely, so I added two washers to the top of the mount that added @ 3mm to the shocks total length. It now clears the bracket by just 1mm! I’m slightly concerned about that. I’m also checking to see if there’s enough clearance between the reservoir canister and the brake lines at bottom out. I do ride two up on occasion.
    Jamie did say there’s just oil in the line. If you’re unhappy with your install give Jamie a call and see if you can move it to where you want it. I made several calls throughout the fork and shock install.
     
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    "Jamie did say there's just oil in the line"

    Perfect! THANK YOU!
     
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