DIY - Rear Shock Removal - BMW S1000RR Forums: BMW Sportbike Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
randomwalker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 982
DIY - Rear Shock Removal

Here's my step-by-step. Before you begin, start your favorite music:

1. Get bike up on Bursig stand. If you do not have a Bursig stand, try raising the bike up using jack stands under non-foldable rearsets. Otherwise you need to come up with some other method of releasing the tension from the rear shock.

2. Remove front seat, fuel tank cover, raise fuel tank, disconnect the hoses, remove fuel tank and set aside. You may not need to completely remove the fuel tank, but in my case, I'm glad I did because one of the retaining screws had evidently vibrated loose and I would not have seen that had I not completely removed the fuel tank.

2a. Remove the rear wheel (again, may not be necessary, but I needed to do that to prop up the control link...see picture).

3. If you have an after-market exhaust that bolts on to the frame, you will need to unbolt the exhaust.

4. Loosen the upper frame bolt and nut on both sides and remove the lower frame bolt and nut on both sides.

5. Secure the frame with a ratcheting strap and raise it up to make room for the shock to come out.

6. The lower shock bolt is a bitch to reach because the control link is in the way. I used a torx bit (T-50) with a long shaft to loosen the bolt.

7. Remove the upper shock bolt (4) first. The shock will drop down a bit but the lower shock bolt (2) will still not come out because the control link is in the way.

8. Prop up the wish bone (control link) with some tool. I used a mallet.

9. Remove the lower shock bolt, washer and nut.

10. Maneuver the shock out through the room you created under the frame.

11. Voila!

12. Installation is pretty much the reverse of the above...I installed the lower shock bolt first.

13. Torque values: Shock to main frame = 56 Nm; Sub (rear) frame to main frame = 60Nm.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Figure 7.jpg
Views:	615
Size:	95.2 KB
ID:	10598   Click image for larger version

Name:	Figure 6.jpg
Views:	619
Size:	90.9 KB
ID:	10599   Click image for larger version

Name:	Figure 4.jpg
Views:	528
Size:	93.6 KB
ID:	10600   Click image for larger version

Name:	Figure 8.jpg
Views:	559
Size:	90.3 KB
ID:	10601   Click image for larger version

Name:	Figure 6a.jpg
Views:	624
Size:	94.8 KB
ID:	10602  


2013 BMW S1000RR
WERA Expert
Fool me once

Last edited by randomwalker; 12-01-2012 at 06:25 PM.
randomwalker is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
randomwalker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 982
Some more pictures.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Figure 0.jpg
Views:	385
Size:	96.2 KB
ID:	10603   Click image for larger version

Name:	Figure 1.jpg
Views:	359
Size:	89.3 KB
ID:	10604   Click image for larger version

Name:	Figure 1a.jpg
Views:	372
Size:	95.6 KB
ID:	10605   Click image for larger version

Name:	Figure 3.jpg
Views:	368
Size:	92.7 KB
ID:	10606   Click image for larger version

Name:	Figure 7a.jpg
Views:	483
Size:	58.4 KB
ID:	10607  


2013 BMW S1000RR
WERA Expert
Fool me once

Last edited by randomwalker; 11-22-2012 at 06:12 AM.
randomwalker is offline  
post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 09:00 PM
Senior Member
 
RIQUE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Down South. On the cold side
Posts: 881
Thanks for posting Random. My shock will make it here in a few days. Can't wait.

Life Rewards Action.
He who is not afraid is safe!
A zest for living requires a willlingness to die!
You get used to speed fast!
Panic is NOT a strategy!
RIQUE is offline  
post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-22-2012, 12:48 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cali
Posts: 156
Garage
Thanks for posting this. This will come in handy when I go to replace the rear shock
Illusion is offline  
post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-22-2012, 06:13 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
randomwalker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 982
Welcome. Writing it up helps me understand what I did and hopefully makes it easier to put it all back together..

And don't forget the most important step...reward yourself with a beer!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	296508b62b5946b1088e3f0ebc11fbb9.jpg
Views:	161
Size:	19.1 KB
ID:	10613  

2013 BMW S1000RR
WERA Expert
Fool me once

Last edited by randomwalker; 11-22-2012 at 11:46 AM.
randomwalker is offline  
post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 10:57 PM
Senior Member
 
RIQUE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Down South. On the cold side
Posts: 881
Hey Random, must one remove the rear wheel?

Life Rewards Action.
He who is not afraid is safe!
A zest for living requires a willlingness to die!
You get used to speed fast!
Panic is NOT a strategy!
RIQUE is offline  
post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 01:03 AM
Senior Member
 
1hotlimo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 313
Good post! Thanks

2011 S1000rr
CVMA #65
jr3racing.com
1hotlimo is offline  
post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 05:07 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
randomwalker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 982
Quote:
Originally Posted by RIQUE View Post
Hey Random, must one remove the rear wheel?
Not necessary. But it helps if you want to prop up the control link (See picture) and it generally gives you some more room.

2013 BMW S1000RR
WERA Expert
Fool me once
randomwalker is offline  
post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 06:53 PM
Senior Member
 
RIQUE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Down South. On the cold side
Posts: 881
Ok Folks, finished doing my rear shock today and beleive I have some important contributions to the procedure initially posted by Random.

If you don't have a fancy lift or fixed rear sets then what you need to do is remove the ones you have and install them up side down. That way you can use them to support the bike on stands.

I don't recommend removing the rear wheel since I found it was not necessary. Randoms procedure to lift the rear link by proping with a mallet can be overcome by jacking the rear swing arm by rear wheel spools. By doing this removing and installing the bottom shock bolt becomes much simpler and quicker. Some pics for your reference.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_0639 (2).jpg
Views:	389
Size:	96.4 KB
ID:	10692   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_0638 (2).jpg
Views:	356
Size:	93.0 KB
ID:	10693  

Life Rewards Action.
He who is not afraid is safe!
A zest for living requires a willlingness to die!
You get used to speed fast!
Panic is NOT a strategy!
RIQUE is offline  
post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
randomwalker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 982
Quote:
Originally Posted by RIQUE View Post
Ok Folks, finished doing my rear shock today and beleive I have some important contributions to the procedure initially posted by Random.

If you don't have a fancy lift or fixed rear sets then what you need to do is remove the ones you have and install them up side down. That way you can use them to support the bike on stands.

I don't recommend removing the rear wheel since I found it was not necessary. Randoms procedure to lift the rear link by proping with a mallet can be overcome by jacking the rear swing arm by rear wheel spools. By doing this removing and installing the bottom shock bolt becomes much simpler and quicker. Some pics for your reference.
Good stuff.

2013 BMW S1000RR
WERA Expert
Fool me once
randomwalker is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the BMW S1000RR Forums: BMW Sportbike Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome