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Hi Everyone - I'm back again with another newbie question. While I have my engine out to rebuild, I decided to replace the severely worn rear shock with a new one from YSS. Unfortunately I'm having a hard time figuring out how it mounts through the hole under the seat.

There are 2 rubber buffers at the top. Do I need to take one off and put it on with the washer and nut on the under seat side of the through hole? Or do I just put the washer and nut on from that side of the through hole and leave all the rubber buffers on the engine side? Or perhaps I still need an additional rubber piece?

The old shock also had 2 rubber buffers and I think one was on the under the seat side, but the top one came apart during disassembly so I can't be sure anymore.

Any tips are much appreciated!
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I would order two new rubber bushings. Should be a bushing on each side.
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Yes, you separate them. Take the nut, washers and one of the bushings off the YSS. Put the shock underneath and secure it from the top. YSS shocks come this way…
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Thanks for the help! I installed the shock and everything seems to fit well!

Random question - when I tried to move the scooter after putting the wheel back on, I noticed the engine is not in Neutral following the rebuild.

Currently I'm waiting to start running new cables. Is it possible to manually get the engine in to Neutral without cables installed yet? It would be a lot easier to move around the garage that way.
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