Now some may ask why I spent more than 1/8 of the cost of the entire scooter ($1,500) on a front shock. Fair question. I was riding on a Hurricane Hannah damaged beach road the other day. I hit a small pothole - having slowed down to 10 MPH or less and the front bottomed out with a Bang! That and I envy the race-bred engineering, although I doubt I'll ever see a track since the HOG 100th anniversary party at the Texas Motor Speedway.
Taking off and especially re-installing the upper mount bracket took me back to the cussword-invention thesaurus. You need Two (2) trained Spider Monkeys if you think you're going to reinstall those lockwashers, but I managed with only one.
Anyhoo, let's get the Eye-Tally-Ann humor out of the way. The installation brochure features um... some Questionable illustrations. Honey, I like-a da compression damping a little softer, OK?
The Prep shot.
The Captive nuts.
The No-Nuts Malossi.
Fortunately, I have a TON of metric fasteners left over from previous Honda reassemblies. Hmm, wonder where THAT one went? I filed off a bit of the flange to allow the lower nut to rest up against the brake backing and prevent it from spinning.
Finally, the finished, mounted RS24. Debating whether or not to use the obligatory quota of Free Malossi Stickers. I'm not so much a sticker guy...
Really? I'm a-like-a the Rebound at positione 12.
Captive, welded-on nuts on the stock shock. Malossi? Not-a so much.
M8 Nuts from my Honda Leftovers Stash. Have a ton of these...