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Help disassembling 175 rear shocks
« on: February 16, 2010, 11:48:30 AM »
Hi there,

Does anyone know how to disassemble the rear shocks on the 175's?  I need to have the upper part powdercoated.

Thanks!

Paul
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Re: Help disassembling 175 rear shocks
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2010, 10:56:37 AM »
To the best of my knowledge, the shock do not come apart, as the top cover were rolled and  beaded in to the top holder at point of assembly. Could you
use regular paint and refinish to top covers?  Luke

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Re: Help disassembling 175 rear shocks
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2010, 04:04:39 PM »
Just an update....I actually got them apart per the email below:

Hi there.

It's easy.

The main shaft has a thread at the top. The shroud that you want to paint and
the top mounting both screw onto this shaft.

Secure the top aluminium mounting in a vice and simply turn the shroud which
will release the top mounting. If it's tight use a pair of grips, but wrap a
cloth round it first and hold the grips at the top so you don't knock it out of
shape.

Then the shroud also has to be screwed off the thread. This part can some times
be a bit tricky because the shroud and the shaft want to turn together, so you
may have to grip it with some pliers.

Hope this helps.

Stu
1958 BMW R60, 1966 BMW R50/2, 1972 Triumph TR6R

 


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