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Question on front shocks

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Re: Question on front shocks

Postby Lew » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:14 am

Thanks Pim

Now it's much clearer. Have a couple of these ratchets in the garage, altough they are not torque sensitive.
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Re: Question on front shocks

Postby katar83 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:22 am

I find with mine that if the shock is fully decompressed and with the wheel up, shock rod doesn't spin. If its on wheels - it does and I have to use a large adjustable spanner to hold it in place to tighten up the top nut.
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