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1969 90SS & Sprint 150 3v i.e.
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1969 90SS & Sprint 150 3v i.e.
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Hi Guys

Been looking on MV for a solution to my problem but only have seen people post tutorials on the GTS which looks much easier as you have two shocks at the rear leaving one to stop the motor and frame connecting with each other whilst replacing the other side.

I have a Bitubo for both from and rear but the rear one has me stumped, how do I support the frame or stop the motor and frame connecting with each other as I replace the rear shock absorber.

I know that their are plenty of small frame aficionados out there that have replaced their rear shocks, how did you guys do it? Please chime in if you know how to solve my dilemma.
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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
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Put the bike on the centre-stand.
Place wood under the rear wheel to support the engine/transmission.[1]
Undo the top shock nut.
Remove lower mounting bolt.
Swap shock.
"Assembly is disassembly in reverse"(tm)


[1] Not strictly necessary, but a long length of wood that can be used to lever the rear wheel up when re-mounting the shock can be useful.
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How easy/difficult is it to do for a novice? (Me)
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Not being a novice, I find that hard to judge! I rate it as extremely easy, but YMMV...
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2016 Piaggio BV-350
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2016 Piaggio BV-350
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jimc wrote:
Not being a novice, I find that hard to judge! I rate it as extremely easy, but YMMV...
Extremely easy works for me!
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1969 90SS & Sprint 150 3v i.e.
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Location: Melbourne, Australia
 
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@giramassi avatar
1969 90SS & Sprint 150 3v i.e.
Joined: UTC
Posts: 266
Location: Melbourne, Australia
UTC quote
jimc wrote:
Put the bike on the centre-stand.
Place wood under the rear wheel to support the engine/transmission.[1]
Undo the top shock nut.
Remove lower mounting bolt.
Swap shock.
"Assembly is disassembly in reverse"(tm)


[1] Not strictly necessary, but a long length of wood that can be used to lever the rear wheel up when re-mounting the shock can be useful.
Thanks Jimc, wow that does sound easy I was thinking that the engine was going to travel upwards not downwards. You are a lifesaver
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