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    SB95c rear shock removal

    Hi all-

    I'd like to remove my rear shock from the frame to put on a new o-ring but after reading the manual, it calls for shock "guide pins." Is there no simple removing and reinstalling the bolts?

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    You don't need the pins, they are nice but you can line things up easily in the stand or on the floor. I use a allen wrench to help guide my bolts from the opposing side if needed. NBD

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    I've had a SB95a since 2012, here's my advice.

    You will need 2 5mm allen key wrenches.

    Unscrew the bolts a bit, be careful not to allow the allen wrench to slip or round-out the bolts on either side. One side is a small bolt that threads into the sleeve of the other side. The larger 'sleeve' side goes the full width.

    The side that backs out away from the frame will be the small side, once it is about 2 mm away from the frame tap your wrench, or the bolt, with a soft-head hammer (or your hand) to push the larger sleeve out.

    Continue backing the small bolt and tapping it out until you can pull the larger sleeve out. You may need to rotate the larger side a bit while pulling on it to help extract it.

    Once one side is out let the bike relax until the rear tire rests against the seat tube. Now you can take out the second using the same procedure.

    Take the time to clean/clear any dirt while everything is disassembled.

    Replacing everything just takes a firm hand and a little patience. One end of the shock is no big deal, it'll take a little fiddling to get the second one because you'll have to pull the frame up while aligning the shock and larger bolt.


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    Great! Thanks!

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