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    Need help getting shock in lower mount on newer 5 Spot

    Hi,
    my bike came with a Monarch that had no rebound, so Turner gave me great customer service and sent me a new shock. I was having trouble getting the old one out of the lower shock mount until they told me how to do it.
    Now, I'm having trouble getting the new one in the lower shock mount - the reducers are SO TIGHT, that I can't get the holes lined up to put the bolt through.
    Seriously, I mean tight!

    Is there a little trick to this? I was unable to ride tonight because of this and am hoping to ride tomorrow.

    I've scuffed up the inside of the mounts just trying to get it in


    Thanks!
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    Use an allen wrench, nail, screwdriver, whatever to wiggle the holes to alignment.
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    i like to use a centre punch.


    Need help getting shock in lower mount on newer 5 Spot-centre-punch.jpg
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    Maybe that's just a start of your issue,
    though the lower mount has less movement than top mount,
    Have it check as well if the tightness doesn't affect your shock cycle ;-)
    Something like RWC thing ;-)
    Congrats...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullit_cn View Post
    Maybe that's just a start of your issue,
    though the lower mount has less movement than top mount,
    Have it check as well if the tightness doesn't affect your shock cycle ;-)
    Something like RWC thing ;-)
    Congrats...
    Those improvements buy buying the Enduro product may be just that-an improvement but doesn't solve the issue at hand. I'm not going to wait to get a kit in the mail - I need to ride my bike now.
    That being said - I didn look into that to see what you were referring to and may get those in future.
    Thanks
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    the tightness is the width of the reducer and when lined up and bolt installed will have nothing to do with tightness of the pivot on the shock end. That is not to say that the shock end is or is not tight/too tight.

    If using a drift does not work as kreator pictured, take a file and hit the reducers a few strokes to take a little off.

    DT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullit_cn View Post
    Maybe that's just a start of your issue,
    though the lower mount has less movement than top mount,
    Have it check as well if the tightness doesn't affect your shock cycle ;-)
    Something like RWC thing ;-)
    Congrats...
    No. This won't affect rotation at all.
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    I finally got it with a little grease on the reducers and inside the shock mount. Thanks all for posting some help here!
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