Disassembling Rear Shock Absorber

Position motorcycle on Service Stand, Part No. 96810-63, or suitable blocking.

1966 AND EARLIER (FIG. 2F-18)

Loosen shock absorber cover clamp (1) and slip off shock absorber top cover (2), exposing shock absorber top stud. Remove top and bottom mounting stud nut (3), stud cover (2A), washer (4 or 4A), stud rubber bushing (5), and slip shock absorber assembly off upper and lower studs.

Turn shock absorber upside down in Rear Shock Absorber Tool, No. 97010-52A, and compress absorber spring enough to turn lower stud eye 90 degrees. (See Fig. 2F-19.) Release spring compression and remove absorber assembly from tool.

Slip off cam support (6), turn absorber end for end and rap lower end sharply on surface to free bumper (7) from retaining flange inside absorber cover (8). Remove absorber assembly and spring (9) from cover and slip lower cam (10), spring rotating cam (11 or 11 A) cam sleeve (12), dirt seal (13) and washers (14) off absorber unit. Shock absorber bumper (7) is split and may be sprung and slipped off absorber piston shaft after it has been extended.

Figure following name of part indicates quantity necessary for one complete assembly.

ASSEMBLE CAMS (ITEM NO. 12) SO THAT THE HIGH LOBES (WITH NOTCHES IN THE TIPS) ARE NEXT TO EACH OTHER, AS SHOWN.

ASSEMBLE CAMS (ITEM NO. 12) SO THAT THE HIGH LOBES (WITH NOTCHES IN THE TIPS) ARE NEXT TO EACH OTHER, AS SHOWN.

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