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Easiest way to change a spring on the rear shock on 06 demo 8

Easiest way to change a spring on the rear shock of an 06 demo 8???

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The easy way is the only way, you have to remove the shock from the frame, unscrew the spring and its perch should slide over the shaft at the rebound knob end (red knob). Be careful not to nick or scratch that shaft on the way in or out!! Put everything back together, screw the spring down so that the perch (support plate) has it's little slot in top of the red knob and the last bit of the coil (the part that is cut) is on the other side of the perch. Torque it down to 120in/lbs and go a ride!

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