Does anyone know a good video on how to change a rear spring ?-
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    Does anyone know a good video on how to change a rear spring ?

    If so could u post the link. Thnx

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    Well the basics are:

    Pull the shock (depending on bike frame, maybe just the lower bolt if there is a lot of room)
    Unthread the preload adjuster so there is no preload and the spring has lots of play
    Move the circular, slotted retainer at the bottom of the spring upwards and then slide it off of the shock
    Remove the spring
    Reverse to put it back on

    Hope that helps!
    Gnar Cal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scruffynerfhearder View Post
    If so could u post the link. Thnx
    The steps are as described by igotbanned but here's a video on Pinkbike.

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    There's all kinds of tutorials on you tube!

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    very cool question....if you can get shock off bike just unscrew spring (back it off till it is very very loose....then take off shock collar (that c-clip) and then pull spring off...Note sometimes you will have to take off hardware and rebound adjustment screw
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