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    Rear shock bushing play.

    So I recently built a bike up, and from the get-go the rear shock bushings have had an eency bit of play. The bushings I used were brand new, so I don't think getting new bushings would help. So my question is there any remedy besides new bushings? and would this be considered a serious issue? as in, if I don't do anything about it, will I damage my frame?

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    it's a serious issue....that extra bit of play gives jolts back and forth that can ovalize shock to frame mounts

    first off tighten all pivot bolts

    then check for....

    right size bushings
    bolt size compared to bushings
    side to side width (including spacer width)
    switch same size shocks to see if it is an inside shock problem
    make sure frame isn't ovalized all ready
    check headset
    check front and rear hub
    check bottom bracket, cranks and pedals
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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