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    Play in rear shock

    I have a small amount of play in my rear shock, when I lift it I can feel it dropping slightly. The nut for the spring is very tight and the bolts holding it into the bracket are also tight. Only thing I can figure is that the holes in the bracket are elongated. Any ideas how I may fix this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elad63 View Post
    I have a small amount of play in my rear shock, when I lift it I can feel it dropping slightly. The nut for the spring is very tight and the bolts holding it into the bracket are also tight. Only thing I can figure is that the holes in the bracket are elongated. Any ideas how I may fix this.
    I know the feeling: lift the frame slightly and feel a tiny bit of play. In may case, the shock pivot mounting screws was not tight.

    You might want to check the pivot(s) on your suspension.

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    Senior Member Elad63's Avatar
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    I will take it apart tonite and put back together, right now the pivot bolts are as tight as I can get them.

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Sounds like it might be bushing wear as well.

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    Check shock bushings. They are intended to wear, and can cause what you describe. Tightening bolts will not change this motion.

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