help with my rear shock please?
Hi all, I've picked up an 07 and I have a bit of a conundrum I would like some help with.
The rear shock is leaking at the shaft seal and must be addressed, I would like to pull the shock out to have a closer look but I have not found a safe way to lift the rear end to do this. I have no centerstand which seems to be step 1 to each how-to I've searched. I also have no access to rafters in my garage to hang the bike, nor bike stands. I only have jack stands and floor jacks.
I would like to get this remedied for as cheaply as possible, the bike has already failed a safety inspection and because each time costs $250, I simply cannot afford to buy an aftermarket shock at this point. I have read repeatedly that this shock is not user serviceable, stubbornly I must insist that everything is user serviceable even if I have to weld in a valve to recharge the shock, I'm able to do so. I've rebuilt many dirt bike shocks and have oil, nitrogen regulator, etc. Has anyone actually disassembled the stocker before?