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kinetica



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PostSubject: GS 550 Rear Springs    Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:53 am

Hi All Im back working on my project and getting a little closer to finishing
the project , but i have hit a issue i want to do some work on the rear springs
but i have not idea how to get the off , im not 100% sure if you are meant
to be able to take them off i have attached pic of what they are like
and advice be great ..
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PostSubject: Re: GS 550 Rear Springs    Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:58 am

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PostSubject: Re: GS 550 Rear Springs    Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:41 pm

Get a jack under the sump or across the lower frame rails to take the weight, undo the bottom bolt, undo the top bolt
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PostSubject: Re: GS 550 Rear Springs    Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:02 pm

No, I don't think you can disassemble the shocks. What work do you want to do that requires taking them apart?
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PostSubject: Re: GS 550 Rear Springs    Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:42 pm

Hi Guys good to be back with some good sound advice ... I have managed to get the springs of the bike that
was the easy part : it is knowing if and how to get the springs of the shock but im thinking that for these springs
they dont com off , so i will just spray them back to the original color of red , i just felt that if i got the springs off
would have a nicer finish.

PS i rally like to share some pictures of my project but not 100% sure how to do this

thanks for the advice
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PostSubject: Re: GS 550 Rear Springs    Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:24 pm

Most shocks are like that, they are not designed to be taken apart as the springs are under compression. If you're going to paint them the easiest way to mask off the piston and plunger is to carefully paint it with grease, just make sure it's well coated and don't get any on the springs!

Sharing pics is straightforward. I used to use Photobucket, but they've gone a bit weird so I now use tinypic.com only drawback is you can only upload one picture at a time and they only share, I don't think you can build albums.

Start composing your message on here, then when you want to add a picture open another browsing window on your pc.

Go to www.tinypic.com click 'Browse' and find the picture on your pc that you want to share, click upload and when your pricture loads click resize and choose 'Message Board', you will then have to answer a security question which appears, just type exactly what it says on the screen into the little box.

You can then upload your picture onto here by right clicking the IMG Code box, then coming back to your message and pasting the code like this:



I know it sounds complicated, but have a look at the tinypic site and try it a couple of times, you'll soon get the hang of it!
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