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Wilbers on an 06

I'm tying to mount a pair of Wilbers from my 02 onto my 06. The front went in without a problem. I can't get the rear to line up. Any of you with an 05/06 had any problems getting the shock to line up? This is how far I'm off. Any suggestions would be great.

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The top eye is NOT symetrical, rotate body 180 degrees & it should slip right in.

Then twist preload collar into position that works best & your set

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Thanks. Tried that. The picture shows the flat side facing the engine. The only thing I can thnk of is to grind where the shock is hitting the motor. That's really my last resort as I can't believe that's the only fix.

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Thanks. Tried that. The picture shows the flat side facing the engine. The only thing I can thnk of is to grind where the shock is hitting the motor. That's really my last resort as I can't believe that's the only fix.
It probably is. I remember that when the Ohlins first became available for the LT, there were a few reports of need to grind, so this is not unheard of. Seemed to be just a random manufacturing tolerance stack-up issue.

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Thanks for the help and PM's guys. I heard from enough of you that a BFH might be needed to coax the bolt into the hole. Much as I hate using brute force on anything, I got the bolt through and tightened. Now I'm gonna sweat the next 30K miles before I have to take the shocks off again for rebuild . But like many of you have said, just ride the bike and the petty stuff goes away

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