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So my shock factory shock is already to be installed and of course the standard washer is way too thick and my travels to two hardware stores and a fastener store yielded nothing that was thinner. Anyone just install their narrower shock and not worry about it?

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I didn't replace the washer on my wife's bike. The larger face and self alignment on the lower shock mount made it look ok to me to do so, and had no issues since.
 

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from my understanding the washer is there coz the factory shock is narrower than most. Many others who have replaced the shock reported not putting the washer back in.
 

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The ohlins does not require the washer - can't speak for any other make.


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I also left the washer out when I fitted the Matris shock.
 

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I haven't done enough miles to fully assess it yet but the compression damping feels good to me, far, far better than the OEM. I can ride over a series cat's eyes without feeling my spine getting jarred.
 

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When you install the Ohlins shock, there's no place anymore for the washer. The Ohlins lower head fills entirely the lower location. For other shocks, I don't know.

The other thing I know is that the bolt head comes, when it's screwed, in touch with the left side of the shock head, so it means that if you screw it entirely the right side of the shock head will be pushed against the swing arm. So, if you don't put a washer with a shock which head is not wide enough to fill the swingarm space, the shock won't be aligned exactly as the origin or the Ohlins one.
 

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You make a valid point but the washer would have to be half as thick as the stock one and I simply cannot find one in that size. Anyway, here is my UE with the red coil shock on it. I like the way it looks but of course I have to say that.

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When you install the Ohlins shock, there's no place anymore for the washer. The Ohlins lower head fills entirely the lower location. For other shocks, I don't know.

The other thing I know is that the bolt head comes, when it's screwed, in touch with the left side of the shock head, so it means that if you screw it entirely the right side of the shock head will be pushed against the swing arm. So, if you don't put a washer with a shock which head is not wide enough to fill the swingarm space, the shock won't be aligned exactly as the origin or the Ohlins one.
 
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