2010 GS Front Shock removal

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Byrdguy, Apr 15, 2018 at 10:46 AM.

  1. Byrdguy

    Byrdguy Long timer

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    On a 2010 Camhead, can the front shock be removed without removing the fuel tank? It looks like there may be enough room to get to the nut and stem to undo the top. Has anyone done it?
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  2. kevin g

    kevin g Been here awhile

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    I think the added hassle of keeping the tank in place will be a lot harder than removing the tank in the first place. There are two T-25 screws holding the shield that keeps the shock from rotating that are a pain to get in and I think the tank would make it next to impossible. With the tank off you can get access to clean a lot of the nooks and crannies in there as well. After my trip to Alaska I was amazed at how far in the gray soup from the dirt roads had gotten.
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  3. NZRalphy

    NZRalphy Been here awhile

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    I had to remove the tank. If I recall i had to remove then alternator belt cover.
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  4. JimVonBaden

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  5. Byrdguy

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    Good job, Jim. Thanks very much.
    A call to Ted Porter tomorrow will be in order.
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  6. Tallbastid

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    I just pulled the front shock on my '10 GSA this past weekend. I moved the tank back about 3" (only had to pull 4 bolts IIRC). Didn't pull the alternator cover, but make sure you pull the bolt holding the front brake lines to the frame on rider's right hand side. That gave me the ability to drop the telelever enough to remove the shock. It's a shitty job, took me 4-5 hours all said and done to pull front and rear (w/ESA)
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  7. JimVonBaden

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    Good advice. ESA does make it significantly more complicated.
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