Shock bolt broke off in swing arm!! 2004 Chopper

jor43387

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Left rear shock bolt sheered off.
Seem to vibrate lose every 150 to 200 miles. Is this common?
Anyway, how do I go about getting this out? At a Loss on this. Do I need to drop the rear tire?


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Jersey Big Mike

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Left rear shock bolt sheered off.
Seem to vibrate lose every 150 to 200 miles. Is this common?
Anyway, how do I go about getting this out? At a Loss on this. Do I need to drop the rear tire?


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Can't help with the removal, but are you torquing that bolt to 100 ft/lbs and using red loctite when installing the shocks?
I've got over 170K on softail style bikes and never had one loosen up. And I've got over 10K since I replaced mine recently on my K( and alls well.
 

jor43387

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Had a shock go bad. Didn’t realize until I started tearing bike down. Cost me a broke swing arm and a new pair of progressive shocks. Got her back and really pleased with the suspension. Love these bikes and what they teach me. ( weather I want to know or not)



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