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An F800ST question

Postby chezmarecle@gmail.com » Sat May 26, 2018 6:43 pm

Having just joined and got my first BMW (which handles far better than anticipated) I have a question for the experienced.
I am trying to change the rear shock spring to a lowered Hyperpro unit - having removed belt cover, raised the bike on the stand a little and removed the two retaining bolts I couldn't get the shock absorber out. It was close, maybe 10mm but the petrol tank got in the way of the damper adjustment unit whichever way I moved the shock.
Anyone have any suggestions?
Thanks in advance
Marc

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Re: An F800ST question

Postby gogs01 » Sat May 26, 2018 6:57 pm

Sorry I don't have any experience with the F800ST, but maybe if you let forum members know what area you live in someone might offer practical help.
Photos of the bike and shock might prompt some ideas too.
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Re: An F800ST question

Postby windmill john » Mon May 28, 2018 7:35 am

You need to move this question to the ‘F’ section under technical to illicit a response.

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Re: An F800ST question

Postby Monty's Motorcycles » Mon May 28, 2018 8:57 pm

It was close, maybe 10mm but the petrol tank got in the way of the damper adjustment unit whichever way I moved the shock.
Anyone have any suggestions?
Thanks in advance
Marc
Hi Marc, pretty sure you're right, the tank is in the way of getting the shock out. If my memory serves me correctly, you can take the 2 bottom subframe bolts out, slacken the top 2 and lift the subframe complete with the tank from the rear to give you enough clearance to get the shock out.

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Re: An F800ST question

Postby george baker » Tue May 29, 2018 8:19 am

Hi chezmarecle@gmail.com
welcome.

This area of the site is used to introduce yourself, Please take technical questions to the part of the site dedicated to your bike, that way if people want to find an answer to a question they know where yo look.

Thanks for sharing the information Will

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Re: An F800ST question

Postby P-K » Wed May 30, 2018 9:04 am

Topic moved to here from "Introduce Yourself"
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