I was re-greasing my linkage bearings tonight and was having serious issues getting the lower shock bolt out. As the bolt threaded out the swing arm would just spread. Finally after panicking, cussing, and then light tapping I got it out. Looks the bolt is bent and I also managed to bend the axle that goes through the bottom of the shock. When I put the bolt through the axle it basically keys into the axle and wont turn without the axle turning. Another thing I noticed is that the shoulder portion of the bolt seems too short and the threads dug into the inside of the axle.
Does anyone know if the newer bolts that are sold on the Ibis website have a longer shoulder?
What do you guys think about a titanium axle to strengthen the bolt to keep it from bending?
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