Taking the rear shock out is easy if you have a centre stand. You still won't have a LOT of room, but that may offer the best chance. (Lube all the pivot bearings while you are there).Ok guys. I've looked at the shop manual and the bike and who knows the EASY way to get at 'em for the 4,000 mile re-torque? No wonder I was putting off checking out the degree of difficulty.
I like the idea of leaving it alone and that coming from you and yer savvy carries some weight. Will check the front and if it is right then the rear will be left alone. Also will check for leakage from time to time. ThanksI have yet to read of a single problem there. I would, and have, left it alone.
I never leave home without the center stand. On the recommendation of the GW guy it shall be monitored and left alone and probably never loosen up. After further perusal I figure it can be reached with the right assemblage of play toys and appropriate grimaces but at this point it's time to quit worrying and ride ride ride.Taking the rear shock out is easy if you have a centre stand. You still won't have a LOT of room, but that may offer the best chance. (Lube all the pivot bearings while you are there).
Havn't done that with the ABS unit in the way - with the non-ABS bikes that left lots of room.
The stainless steel bolts are pretty flimsy. I removed the front ones already and got rid of the red threadlock. Then used anti seize on them to re install so they don't get sheared off for the next guy (or me :mrgreen.My front bolts exhaust broke when I doing a different repair.
I wouldn't touch em less needed.