- Jack the bike up. I used a floor jack under the frame and jacked it up till the rear wheel was just off the ground.
- As you lay on the floor you will see the shock, knuckle in the rear and a couple bars that run parallel to the shock and mount to the same bolt in the front.
- Remove the horn with a 10mm socket from the left side of the bike.
- Remove the the 2 long bolts holding the knuckle to the swing arm and shock to frame.
- Slide the shock out and head to the work bench.
- Remove the knuckle from the shock completely and clean it pretty good (cause you may never touch it again)
- Lube the pins, flip the knuckle and install it back together with bottom of the shock first.
- At this point you wont be able to get the shock bolt into it as this is where the fun starts with the grinder. I used a beefy cutoff wheel and started with a notch at the point of contact to the spring base. Basically grind a little and test fit the bolt till it slides in and knuckle clears the spring. I like to smooth rough edges as this is were things tend to crack so i gave it a nice smooth radius and wire brushed it smooth.
- Bolt the whole assembly back to the bike using the stock bolts and washers and mount the horn.
- Your done... now bask in the glory of your FREE 2 inch drop!
- Open door to shop.
- Start bike and let it warm up for a minute.
- Sit on seat, pull in clutch, shift to first, hold front brake, twist throttle and dump the clutch.
- Note wife's look on her face through the smoke and be afraid!