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Tonight I have struggled to fit a yss front to my gts300 2013. I have the forks without the captive nuts and the top of the shock is wider than original so I have to slide nuts in at a angle and then can only tighten with a open ended is this normal or do you think I have done something wrong
Any ideas / tips would be great
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Tonight I have struggled to fit a yss front to my gts300 2013. I have the forks without the captive nuts and the top of the shock is wider than original so I have to slide nuts in at a angle and then can only tighten with a open ended is this normal or do you think I have done something wrong
Any ideas / tips would be great
Did you take the front wheel off?
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Yes I took the front wheel off and was using a Allen key socket at the bottom but just couldnt get anything around the top but in rebuild
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undo the bottom of the shock. leave one of the top nuts on, pull the other off. because the bottom of the shock is free you can push it to one side and the bushing at the top will give enough that you can slip on the lock washer and nut. nip it up and repeat for the other side.

a shallow 12-point socket on a wobble is usually thin enough to snake right in there, a long extension helps. using the bottom of the shock as leverage against the top bushing gives the clearance. just don't go full ham fist on the shock.

remember the loctite along with the lock washers!
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Can I double check blue loctite would be best
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