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    Front Shock Replacement Assistance for '03 R1100S

    I am in the middle of replacing my front shock. I removed the rear wheel, removed the upper shock mounting nut, removed the lower clevis bolt, and have jacked up the front of the bike. There is not enough clearance to draw the shock down from the upper mounting eye in the steering head. The a-arm will not drop down far enough to allow it to be pulled out. Its really close, though. Do I need to be "forceful"?

    Any assistance you can provide would (as always) be greatly appreciated.

    **EDIT: Uh, nevermind. It helps when one removes the wiring to the horn. Doh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinsig View Post
    Sometimes these forums hinder investigative thought.
    Excellent point. Kind of embarrassing, actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    Excellent point. Kind of embarrassing, actually.
    It's an S bike owner thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    It's an S bike owner thing
    I'm only good at posting pictures and organizing insurrections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    I'm only good at posting pictures and organizing insurrections.
    It is important that we know our limitations

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