Yes. The fuel cell needs to be elevated approx. 3/4" to expose the top shock mount bolt. We loosen the two bolts securing the tank and top shelter to the frame and slip a door stop wedge in there to hold the tank up. The dog bones and relay arm need to also be removed allowing the shock to be lowered out the bottom.UNDERDOG said:Can you install the rear shock from underneath without having to remove the gas tank? Ride safe
For expediency here at the shop, we disconnect the hydraulic hose at the servo motor. NOTE: Make sure paper towels or a rag are available to minimize a mess. Also, Honda assembly line folks always route a fuel line in such a way that you must either disconnect the fuel line or disconnect the hydraulic line from the shock to the servo motor. You must do one or the other in order to remove the shock.Brian in Abilene said:And what do you do with the preload adjuster? Will it fit through that 3/4 inch opening or do you disconnect the shock from the hose?