They are on the bottom of your rear shock... they link it to the bike's frame.
You will need to lift the rear subframe off the ground to "unload" the weight of the bike off the rear suspension to get the stock ones off and the new ones off.
This can be achomplished many different ways... none any easier than a couple of buddies just holding up the rear end...
I have did this before with just me and another guy... we pulled the front tire up to a wall where we installed some heavy duty hooks... then we wratched the bike toward the wall...virutally pulling it forward as far as it would go. This way you don't have to worry about the bike rolling forward when you lift the rear. Then its usually just 2 simple bolts!
What kind do you have? The completely adjustable...they look like a big bolt. Or the 3 way adjustables that look like dog bones with one hole on one end and 3 on the other????
aka Gas Man
Was: 2002 Kaw ZX-9R
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