View Full Version : Footpeg bracket removal

12-29-2012, 11:18 AM
I"m trying to pull the foot peg Y brackets to start working on my rearset. I've seen somewhere a post talking about a trick / technique to remove them but can't find it now. Any suggestions? I can see the 3 bolts holding them on, just no good way to get to them.

12-29-2012, 11:40 AM
when I did it, I had to use a swiveling socket adapter

12-30-2012, 12:50 PM
So after messing with swivels, different extensions, etc. pulling the shock made getting to them very easy. 3 minutes to remove the shock is well worth it.

12-30-2012, 01:20 PM
I just use an extension and a swivel socket. Definitely a pain in the button but once you do it a few times its easier. Just have to get the swivel socket at the right angle.

The trick mentioned was probably just adding longer nuts. There were a few people that had luck doing so but I never did. When I added longer nuts it just made it harder to get the socket over them.

05-22-2013, 05:34 PM
had to use a swivle socket and an extension it took about five minutes to find the right angle and get them all off. i had to take it off for clutch adjustment. i was gonna try taking the shock off but i didnt know if it would bee hard to put back on.

08-16-2013, 06:51 AM
I am really interested in knowing how to take that rear shock off. I battled getting the b@ll busting Y frame off and back on today.


08-16-2013, 03:36 PM
Support rear end of motorcycle by something other than the swingarm (ratchet straps from rafters to subframe).
Remove the bolts.
Remove shock.

08-17-2013, 04:00 AM

I can't find a way to strap my bike to the ceiling. Would making props to hold the sub frame off of the floor work?


08-18-2013, 01:37 AM

08-18-2013, 04:02 AM
use a big step ladder and pull in under it

08-18-2013, 05:08 PM
I never thought of that. That is a good idea.

Kenny G

08-19-2013, 01:39 AM
I have a BikeMaster to hold the front wheel. I also have a 10 ft step ladder so I should be in business. What do I do ratchet the tail end up until all of the weight is off of the back wheel? And then I should be able to loosen the shock bolts and remove the shock?
Kenny G

08-21-2013, 12:42 AM

08-21-2013, 12:58 AM
Yup. I'd recommend a ramp for a car to roll the bike up onto, then ratchet it up. This also helps when getting it down; wedge ramp under wheel, hold brake while popping the ratchets.

09-12-2013, 05:30 AM
14mm socket with an extention and universal did the trick for me

09-30-2013, 02:18 AM
I just use a bike jack and a car jack for under the rear wheel. I had no problem what so ever. just take your time..

09-30-2013, 03:00 AM
run the ratchet straps all the way under the bike in two spots and roll under the car jack. start liftin. maybe get a hand to help. once it's raised start tightening the straps to secure. remove lift, and bike should be suspended. start wrenchin:D