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Old 10-16-06, 04:42 AM
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Rear shock fitting question

I removed my Rock Shox rear shock from my Trek Fuel 80 at the weekend for the first time. I was wondering when I refit it how much force should I use when re-tightening it up. I am not sure whether you really need to tighten them up a lot or whether they just need snugging up at a lower torque so as to avoid tightening up the rear shocks pivoting, but obviously I dont want to do it so loose that it comes loose.
I noticed that clearly the factory had fitted the bolt with loctite, so I will do the same, but should I use the blue or red loctite but I believe the red can be a bit overkill and give grief when dissasembling again in the future ? The factory fitted stuff was red in colour but I doubt it was the red loctite brand as it wasnt that difficult to undo with a regular spanner and allen key
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There should be clearance on the lengthshoulder of the bolt when you tighten to allow for pivoting. The blue loctite will be sufficient.
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