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Old 08-19-2009, 05:15 PM   #38
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Originally Posted by johngil
Well, it took some poking around but I am starting to find others that are bending their bolts.
This could get interesting.
Interesting... Please keep us appraised. I do not think it is a great design, but it would not have set off any alarm bells either. Maybe there is a tolerance buildup issue with the shock bolt mounting tab spacing (frame size) and the spacer size that needs more careful attention at the point of assembly. I think I have pounded mine pretty hard, and did not see any evidence of bending but did not actually remove the bolt. BTW, I have my preload set at pretty much the max (can't turn the knob anymore by hand, and I am not limp wristed).
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