Yeti 575 rear shock removal

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  • Yeti 575 rear shock removal
  • podge1000
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    Any ideas on how to remove the shock from a yeti 575, 2010? Easy enough removing the linkage end but frame mount fairly well stuck.

    Allen bolt removed from one side.. other end just spins but can’t shift it. Any tips?

    Premier Icon Poopscoop
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    I’ve not got that bike but can’t it be gently drifted out?

    podge1000
    Member

    Gave it a bit of a tap but nothing shifted.. not sure whether I need a special tool or just a bit more brute force

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Which part of the linkage?

    I did a detailed instruction doc back in the day.. let me post the link…

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-8Gg_amaxybZjA5MmQwYjYtNTEyZi00YmUzLWEyMDQtZjE4M2FiNWM1MWI0

    Drop us a message if it doesn’t help.

    I’m guessing you mean step 10 in the doc. The front shock mount:

    Usually is a case of partly removing the bolt (driveside) and hitting the bolt with a hammer to drive the pin out. I’ve used longer bolts with the same thread to screw in to give a better bond on the pin.

    Rich
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    Try supporting the weight of the bike too so it’s not putting pressure on the linkage.

    vmgscot
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    As DezB says – thread a longer spare bolt (might be M6 I think on my 2011 575) and tap the titanium pin through. There is an official Fox ‘pin guide’ but a longer threaded bolt does the same job.

    podge1000
    Member

    Thanks all the tips.. really appreciated!

    DezB – that’s an impressive set of instructions! and yes step 10 is the one I’m stuck at – front shock mount.

    Will give it a go tomorrow and let you know how I get on

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