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    Does anyone know of a shop able to service a rear shock on an 07 R6 in Calgary. Lots of dirt bike places but I can't find anyone doing street. Like to have oil changed and a new spring put on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HHURICANE1 View Post
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    Does anyone know of a shop able to service a rear shock on an 07 R6 in Calgary. Lots of dirt bike places but I can't find anyone doing street. Like to have oil changed and a new spring put on.
    Cycle Works Foothills isn't far.

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    Servicing a rear shock is not street specific. Call up any shop that does bikes and ask if they can service the OEM shock on your R6. They rebuild forks/shocks all the time.

    However, have you considered the cost of a new/used shock vs. repairing the OEM unit? Its not just replacing oil - if it leaked out on its own it means a rebuild.

    Used shocks for that bike run about 120 CAD on ebay.
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    It's not leaking but it could probably use new oil. I'm changing the spring so I thought it would be a good idea for an oil change at the same time. I need someone to swap the spring off anyway. I don't have a spring compressor.
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    According to this thread, the R6 OEM rear shock is likely not serviceable, beyond a spring replacement (was not specific to a year though).

    https://www.r6-forum.com/threads/hel...efresh.382162/

    As far as replacing springs, RaceTech has a good setup calculator:

    https://racetech.com/ProductSearch/2...YZF-R6/2003-04

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    Getting the spring from Race Tech. There are lots of places in the states, Race Tech included, that service these shocks. I don't really want to ship it state side as I will loose most of the year waiting for shipping. Sucks being in Canada sometimes. Was hoping for local. Don't really want to spend a ton of $$$ on an aftermarket shock.
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    Your best off then to buy a used, OEM shock for 120 CAD, and then swap and ship off the unit to get rebuilt by the americans.

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