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by Sebastien Blain

  1. Use a jack or stand to lift the vehicle so the wheels are completely off the ground.
    • Use a jack or stand to lift the vehicle so the wheels are completely off the ground.

    • Remove the stock shocks. Refer to the vehicle’s owner manual if needed.

    • Install your new Elka shocks with the piggyback head towards the top and with the reservoir pointing out from the vehicle.

    • If needed, rotate the lower eyelet so the rebound adjuster is pointing towards the wheel.

  2. For the upper mounting point, select the appropriate mounting hole according to your intended use: Use the inside mounting hole to slightly lower the vehicle and obtain a more comfortable ride for general trail riding and sports riding.
    • For the upper mounting point, select the appropriate mounting hole according to your intended use:

    • Use the inside mounting hole to slightly lower the vehicle and obtain a more comfortable ride for general trail riding and sports riding.

    • Use the outside mounting hole for a greater loading capacity for working use or carrying an extra charge.

  3. Tilt the bed of the vehicle to get access to the rear shocks. Remove the stock shocks. Refer to the vehicle’s owner manual if needed. IMPORTANT: The left and right rear shocks use different hose configurations.
    • Tilt the bed of the vehicle to get access to the rear shocks.

    • Remove the stock shocks. Refer to the vehicle’s owner manual if needed.

    • IMPORTANT: The left and right rear shocks use different hose configurations.

    • The LEFT REAR SHOCK is the one with the hose attached to the shock via a “banjo bolt”.

    • Install the left rear shock with the head towards the top and with hose coming out towards the front of the vehicle.

    • If needed, rotate the lower eyelet so the rebound adjuster is pointing towards the rear pf the vehicle.

  4. For the upper mounting point, select the appropriate mounting hole according to your intended use: Use the inside mounting hole to slightly lower the vehicle and obtain a more comfortable ride for general trail riding and sports riding.
    • For the upper mounting point, select the appropriate mounting hole according to your intended use:

    • Use the inside mounting hole to slightly lower the vehicle and obtain a more comfortable ride for general trail riding and sports riding.

    • Use the outside mounting hole for a greater loading capacity for working use or carrying an extra charge.

  5. Remove the bolt holding the air box to allow enough clearance to slide in the provided reservoir collars. Remove the bolt holding the air box to allow enough clearance to slide in the provided reservoir collars.
    • Remove the bolt holding the air box to allow enough clearance to slide in the provided reservoir collars.

  6. Secure the remote reservoir to the frame using the provided rubber mounts as shown: Stage 3 and Stage 4 models.
    • Secure the remote reservoir to the frame using the provided rubber mounts as shown:

    • Stage 3 and Stage 4 models.

    • Stage 2+R models.

  7. The RIGHT REAR SHOCK is the one with the hose attached directly to the shock.
    • The RIGHT REAR SHOCK is the one with the hose attached directly to the shock.

    • Slide the right rear shock in position through the top of the frame with the head towards the top and with hose coming out towards the front of the vehicle.

    • If needed, rotate the lower eyelet so the rebound adjuster is pointing towards the rear of the vehicle.

    • For the upper mounting point, select the appropriate mounting hole according to your intended use:

    • Use the inside mounting hole to slightly lower the vehicle and obtain a more comfortable ride for general trail riding and sports riding.

    • Use the outside mounting hole for a greater loading capacity for working use or carrying an extra charge.

  8. Detach the muffler from its 2 rubber attachments to facilitate the routing of the hose.
    • Detach the muffler from its 2 rubber attachments to facilitate the routing of the hose.

  9. Secure the remote reservoir to the frame using the provided rubber mounts as shown: Stage 3 and Stage 4 models.
    • Secure the remote reservoir to the frame using the provided rubber mounts as shown:

    • Stage 3 and Stage 4 models.

    • Stage 2+R models.

  10. Secure the hose to the frame using a zip-tie as shown.
    • Secure the hose to the frame using a zip-tie as shown.

    • Installation is complete.

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Steve Boulay

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Elka Suspension Inc.

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