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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-11-2013, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Broken Shock Mount... No Problem!

Ok, so I've been living with a broken shock mount for about a year.
Recently I aquired some new rear progressive shocks & in the process of changing them out, I finnish ruining what had broke a year ago.

The broken thread section of the shock mount finally stripped, not having enought thread to properly hold the accorn nut.

This is were I began.



First thing is to cut off the old thread portion, leaving it as smooth as you can.



Drill a hole in the end that will accomidate a 10mm x 1.25 Tap.
Aproximatly 1/2" deep.
On the tap's package, it will indicate which size bit to use.



& Tap that hole!



With the hole tapped, insert a new 1" long 10mm x 1.25 (1.25 thread count)
Once it is in there nice & tight, Squarely, cut off the end.



You'll have a nice new non stripped or broken shock mount.
Throw your shock back on & bolt 'er down.





Now Go Ride!
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yup that will do it and if you don't necessarily need the acorn nut you can just screw the bolt on after you mount the shock

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Great work ! Well done !
That is great ingenuity !

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Drilling that 10mm hole in the center of the stud must have been a trick, especially with the stud still mounted on the bike.

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Thanks for sharing. I like it cause it keeps the factory look.
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Very nice!

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must a been a pain drilling the stud,nice work
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Actually... Not that bad. I drilled a pilot hole first then the larger. The metal was surprisingly soft. Maybe why it broke so easy in the first place.
Or my über muscles! Lol
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I think the only thing I would add to this process would be to add some Locktite to the thread of the bolt to be sure that it doesn't come loose from the stud.

Aside from that, damn fine job and good idea.

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