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post #1 of 9 Old 07-03-2012, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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replacing shock

Anyone remember off hand what size Allen wrench is used to take out shock bolt? I did the swap at my friends garage but can't remember for the life of me what size I need to get.

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And a hammer ;-). If your swingarm is powdercoated that is. They get stuck in there good!

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And a hammer ;-). If your swingarm is powdercoated that is. They get stuck in there good!
Brass hammer or drift!! Its a machine not a shed.... =)

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No worries... that's why I bought one with a socket end. I know better from when I tried using an actual Allen key on my brakes.. I cusses and b!tched until I picked one up

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Brass hammer or drift!! Its a machine not a shed.... =)
Not in my garage, I use what's I gots!

You don't even need to turn the bolt with the Allen key, just keep it from turning to get the bolt off. Then pull (hammer) it out.

I used a 6" socket extension with a crappy socket on the end.

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Yup no problems.. I just like having the socket.. I have done it before to install the 04+ shock n just putting stock shock back on

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