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    Question 2003 KGT shock swap questions

    I have been looking around for info on changing out my ft and rear shocks. I bought HyperPro shocks from EMP / Klaus and am ready to go, but a few questions.
    First, I still have my charcoal can on the bike. the rear shock i got has one hose and separate adjuster / can attached to the shock. Am I going to have a fit problem?
    Then do I need to support the rear of the bike when changing out the rear shock when on the center stand so nothing collapses?
    How would you start the job / procedures?

    For the front - do I have to support it up and how?
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    Here's instructions that might help.

    http://www.gunsmoke.com/motorcycling...ins/index.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Here's instructions that might help.

    http://www.gunsmoke.com/motorcycling...ins/index.html
    Thanks for that info.

    Not sure about that front shock. may have to go to the shop for that one
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjciii View Post
    Thanks for that info.

    Not sure about that front shock. may have to go to the shop for that one
    I changed the rear shocks on our K1200RSs and it was not hard.
    The front shock looked more difficult and I dealt with that by never changing them
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    I did the rear shock.
    Please note that if your going to do this job, you will need to take off a few more things than the above link states.
    The right side fairing needs to come off to reach the upper shock bolt. The right plastic along the right side of the seat needs to come off for clearance to move things around so you can get he shock out and in. You will probably need to loosen the radiator reservoir and the rear brake reservoir.

    Job will probably take 2-2.5 hours
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    The front shock looked more difficult and I dealt with that by never changing them
    This is a feeling I am starting to get. The rear is in, but I don't know about ripping everything apart for the front. When it stated the gas tank has to come off, I started to hesitate. Had it off before just to change the fuel pump being it was getting old. Not so much the pump, but the hoses down / in there. Man, I just do not want to pull it again. So, 40k on the bike now and I'm thinking of just leaving the front alone and putting the purchase on the shelf.

    Like I stated earlier, if anyone has done the front and found a good procedure, let me know.

    FYI - I'm here in CO Springs
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    I replaced the front and rear shocks on my '98 K1200RS, and I'm by no means a skilled technician. I followed the attached instructions and everything went smoothly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LongRanger View Post
    I replaced the front and rear shocks on my '98 K1200RS, and I'm by no means a skilled technician. I followed the attached instructions and everything went smoothly.
    Here's the website.
    http://www.gunsmoke.com/motorcycling...ins/index.html
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    Past BMW Bikes: 2016 R1200RS, 2011 K1300S, 2003 K1200RS, 1991 K75S, 1987 K75T, 1984 R100RT

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