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Rear dampers removal
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WOO
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February 28, 2021 - 1:18 pm
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Good afternoon

I am fairly new to motorcycle restoration.

I would like to replace the rear dampers but there is not enough clearance to completely remove the top bolt, so  am I correct in thinking i will have to remove the seat, mudguard etc. until clearance to remove the top bolt is achieved.

Thanks Paul

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February 28, 2021 - 1:35 pm
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you  need  to  know   how  your Bantam  gos  together    so  tack the seat  off  it  will save  your  fingers  &  paint  work  geting  skratched   whistlea  bit

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February 28, 2021 - 10:32 pm
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Hi Paul, there are plenty good topics on the Forum tackling rear suspension removal and also info in the Members' Area. What model are we dealing with?

Stewart

 '55 D3 Battery; '58 Square Four (project); '59 D1 direct lighting plunger; '59 Tiger Cub; '60 5TA;  '76 FS1-E; '91 GTR 1000;  '97 Honda Sky SGX50.

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Hi Stewart

My bike is a 1969 (G plate) D14/4

I took the advice of the previous reply yesterday and took the seat off and ended up with the dampers out.

Cheers 

Paul

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Excellent stuff, Paul. 

 '55 D3 Battery; '58 Square Four (project); '59 D1 direct lighting plunger; '59 Tiger Cub; '60 5TA;  '76 FS1-E; '91 GTR 1000;  '97 Honda Sky SGX50.

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Hello,

 When you come to refit the shocks, the bolt should go in from the outside with the nut inside. Easy removal that way round.

Barrie.

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Cheers Barrie

Wiil Do that would have saved a lot of spannering and will in the future.

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