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It actually doesn't take tree trunks for arms to do it without a lift. First, install the shock into the upper mount but don’t tighten it completely. With the bottom shock mount free to swing have someone straddle the rear tire and use some piece of the frame or steel liner of the fender to lift the rear of the bike enough for you to slide the bolt through the bottom shock and into the mount. If you’re designated Olympian has the endurance you can sprint around to the other side and push the second bolt through too. Or maybe open a beer and give him a short break until you do the next one.

Not saying this is the best way and definitely not the easiest – but it works and costs you nothing. And if you’re using the right areas of the bike to lift there’s no risk of scratching stuff up.
 

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Ricky G. said:
I agree ... There are several was to reduce the pressure of of the shock... Just seems a bit chancy to do the SOUTHERN CHOPPERS STYLE ...... :moped:

To each his or hers own... What ever floats your boat..... :cheers: :cheers:
Um, "chancy"? Not sure what part of that would be chancy but I've done it more than once with no problems - and the guys I helped out didn't have to put down $100 for a jack they didn't need. :2cents:
 
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