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Old 06-04-2013, 11:41 AM   #1
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Front shock replacement

Anyone got any old shop tricks for getting the front shock off? The shocks I have on there now are not factory, and they don't have a nut on the shaft to keep it from spinning in place when I try to remove the top nut. I'm not manly enough to hold it in place with my bare hands, either.

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Old 06-04-2013, 11:48 AM   #2
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The one shock you are replace.. you can use a shop towel and good set of vice grips.

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Old 06-04-2013, 12:10 PM   #3
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The one shock you are replace.. you can use a shop towel and good set of vice grips.
This worked well for me
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Old 06-04-2013, 03:56 PM   #4
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Sometimes the top of the shaft will have flats to grab with a wrench or be indented for an allen wrench.
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Old 06-04-2013, 04:06 PM   #5
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What Morris and Silver said. If you don't care about the shock you can forgo the towel and clamp right onto the shock.
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