thanks for the advice guys i did it this evening all went well, the only annoying thing was the shock needed a lot of pre-load adjustment and id all ready put it in the bike so there was very little space to get the tool to it - it took nearly an hour to get it feeling right. haven't ridden it more than around a gravel car park (parking lot for those across the pond) so i don't know how it handles yet. i also did the front springs at the same time and it was a right pain trying to compress them to get the caps on (it took 3 people) feels very hard when bouncing the front up and down but felt good to ride (around a gravel car park in the rain, at night, on a bike i don't know)
how long are the stock spacers supposed to be?
edit: forget to mention that i found an old axle stand in my mates garage which worked well and was stable even when there was 3 of us pushing on the fork spring as hard as we could / 1 person standing on the bike
Last edited by rob-grout; 11-04-2010 at 05:54 PM.