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    Front shock change

    Post by Axiom on Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:48 am

    How easy is it to change the front shock on a Vespa without dropping the forks?
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    Re: Front shock change

    Post by Wally on Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:32 am

    Very easy.


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    Re: Front shock change

    Post by Axiom on Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:14 am

    Well it did it with the fork dropped the first time and obviously it was easy. The only thing that concerns me is the top nuts, surely that's tricky?
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    Re: Front shock change

    Post by Wally on Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:36 am

    No, the bolt heads are held in place by the prongs on the fork


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    Re: Front shock change

    Post by Axiom on Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:46 am

    so it just a matter of unscrewing the two screws at the top and the bottom two?
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    Re: Front shock change

    Post by 2ToneJake on Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:49 am

    unbolt it from the top with the weird shaped bracket still attached and put that onto ya new shock if it dont have on on it

    when i put my new shock on the front i needed to push the wheel up a little for the bottom bolts to line up

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    Re: Front shock change

    Post by Axiom on Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:53 am

    Right got you now, cheers! Don't need to take it off just yet, but was wondering for when the time comes.

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