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    2006 Stumpjumper FSR - broken bolt in rocker link

    I was changing cables on my wife's 2006 Stumpjumper FSR yesterday and noticed the upper link that connects to the bottom of the shock looked twisted. On further inspection I found that the bolt that goes through the link was broken and the part with the hex head on it was missing!

    It broke almost at the end of the bolt where it goes into the link, just enough so I can't get the shock out of the link. From what I can see it appears that the bottom of the shock where the bushing goes is pretty damaged - I won't be able to tell for sure until I can get the bolt out.

    Just curious if anyone else has had this issue and how they got the bolt out. At this point it looks like I'll be buying a new link and shock, which makes this a very expensive proposition! Any chance of this being a warranty issue? Unfortunately the LBS where we bought the bike is out of business.

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    Drop the warranty people an e mail, You've nothing to lose and I've been very pleased with their service.

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    LBS says they think it will be handled under warranty. I need to bring the bike to them. I will update this thread as I get more info. I'd post pictures, but I don't think they would show much.

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    I have the 2006 s-works.
    I done this 2-3 times.
    I did buy a new link once, I didn't think it could be warranty

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    Specialized is replacing the bolt under warranty. Unfortunately my wife didn't realize it was broken and must have been riding with it broken for a while. The bolt was wedged in there, so its not like it fell apart or anything. Anyway, while she was riding with it broken it enlongated the hole in the shock (Fox rebuild) and in the rocker. So it looks like a $130 fix.

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    Good to hear another experience with Specialized's warranty gone good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jisch
    Specialized is replacing the bolt under warranty. Unfortunately my wife didn't realize it was broken and must have been riding with it broken for a while. The bolt was wedged in there, so its not like it fell apart or anything. Anyway, while she was riding with it broken it enlongated the hole in the shock (Fox rebuild) and in the rocker. So it looks like a $130 fix.

    John
    If you have to rebuild the rear shock, send it to Push Industries, they can custom tune the shock to your wife's weight and riding style. And it will improve the ride of the bike as well.

    http://www.pushindustries.com/2009/index.php

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    Its a Fox Triad, which I understand Push won't touch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jisch
    Its a Fox Triad, which I understand Push won't touch.
    What makes the Triad different from the RP2? Other than the sticker they look exactly the same and have the same, Propedal/Lockout/Open setup.

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    ^^^^I'd like to know, too. I'm interested in having my Triad tuned for me.

    BTW, there were many issues on 2005 and earlier Enduros with the pivot bolt backing out into the small chainring and getting chewed up. I had it happen on mine and so did my friend. Mine got repaired under warranty (new bolt and chainring) at the time and I was told there was a service bulletin out about it. Seems like these pivot bolts need to be kept an eye on no matter what year/model your bike is.
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    Push will work on a Triad, but you cannot get the custom valving. I did not realize he was talking about a Triad.

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