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Shock mount gap(top one)

I installed a Penske shock recently. The top shock mount on the shock is much narrower than the stock unit, there is atleast 1/2 inch gap on each side when installed. Is this normal? I'm worried that I can't torque it properly without bending the mounts(on the bike). What are people using to fill the gap or get it torque properly so my shock doesn't fall out!!

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Get some washers, preferably aluminum or stainless, if you really wanna get fancy find some Ti spacers...


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Why doesn't it fit the space properly? Is it not the correct shock for the bike model?
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I installed a Penske shock recently. The top shock mount on the shock is much narrower than the stock unit, there is atleast 1/2 inch gap on each side when installed. Is this normal? I'm worried that I can't torque it properly without bending the mounts(on the bike). What are people using to fill the gap or get it torque properly so my shock doesn't fall out!!

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Did you misplace the spacers for the top shock mount that fit into the upper shock eye?
That would account for added side clearance.
Also, without the spacers, you would get a lot of vertical slop as the mount bolt would be smaller than the shock eye diameter.


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Maybe you need a narrower version of this.....
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I ended up finding the spacers. Had to get creative to bend the mounts outwards so my shock my fit with them. The nail pulling part on the back of a hammer worked well

Not I have no slop and feel a lot safer now !
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Glad to hear all worked out.
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