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    SC Nickel - Installing Rear Shock

    I had to send the shock from my Nickel out for service. Now that I have it back, is there anything else I need to do other than just bolt it back into place? I can't find anything in the manual or overhaul document on the SC website. Also how hard should I torque it down? I don't have a torque wrench. Thanks.

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    i usually lightly grease the bolts and the reducers. anywhere there is metal on metal contact, i lightly grease. otherwise, just put it back together the way it came off. pretty simple really. not sure what the torque specs are, but obviously you dont want anything to come loose so tighten it snug, but dont go nuts on the tightening. if you dont have a torque wrench, its kind of difficult to tell you how hard to tighten it.

    (i have a BLTc, but it looks like the shock is mounted the exact same way on the Nickel)

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    Thanks man, just wanted to be sure. I figured it was that easy, but didn't know if maybe loctite or similar was recommended.

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    Loctite the end of the bolts that secure the shock, you don't want those backing out.

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    Here's what I do: Using an L shaped allen wrench. I snug it down about as much as I can using the short end. The short end doesn't give you much leverage. Then I turn it around and use the long end to give it another 1/8 to 1/4 of a turn. After a while you will develop a feeling for how tight bolts should be.

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