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    Default Excellent Tutorial

    Lowered mine 2" (Barons). A friend and I and it went well thanks to this thread and the pics.
    FYI I stripped all the plastics off first and we broke all the nuts and bolts loose before lifting the bike.
    YES put the jack as forward as possible. Also remember to put a little grease on all four bolts.
    Thank you again!

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    Bump for an old but useful thread! Helped me install Baron 2" bones. Thanks!

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    I purchased lowering bones and am about to bring it in to a shop and was told that the swingarm would have to be removed to lower the bike and it would take up to 4 hours? This does not make sense to me?

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    get the bike out of there , 4 hours ....
    if you have a bike jack , time to find a piece of cardbord to use as a bed ,and do it yourself .
    put jack far enough forward to clear the movement of swingarm , the rear may want to go down ,
    strap it to ceiling any method will work .
    and remove long bolt at the front .
    all info needed is in the thread .

    Swingarm pivot shaft = 72.5 lbs
    Rear and front shock absorber mounting bolts = 32.5 lbs
    Cushion rod nut = 79.5 lbs
    Cushion level mounting nut ( upper ) = 79.5 lbs
    Cushion level mounting nut ( lower ) = 61.5 lbs
    Every Time You Lift Your Tank Beware Of This .

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    Nope. Swing arm stays as is. It's just the bones


    You will need a good impact though to break bolts loose

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    Found a couple of pictures in my file , I deleted most when I went Air Ride ( selfish Me )
    once you have the tension of the shock removed , just a matter of replacing bones .
    tricks to reach where it is not confortable = tools .Part shaped in a curve is the Dogbone = cushion lever .
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    Every Time You Lift Your Tank Beware Of This .

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    Once your get the bolts loose you have to monkey with the rear wheel with a piece of wood or other things to lift the wheel to get it aligned

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    That shop is trying to rip you off. I got the adjustable bones and did the install by myself in about 2 hours. Used only hand tools (no power tools) and a stand. It was also my first time doing it with a youtube video as my guide.
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