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Thread: Footpeg bracket removal

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    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.

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    when I did it, I had to use a swiveling socket adapter

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

    KennyG:(

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    Support rear end of motorcycle by something other than the swingarm (ratchet straps from rafters to subframe).
    Remove the bolts.
    Remove shock.

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    JetLee,

    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?

    KennYG

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    Yes.

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    use a big step ladder and pull in under it



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