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Old 4th April 2008
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Default 412 Installation Question

Just received my 11.5" Heavy Duty 412's today and installing tomorrow. Anybody who has installed aftermarket shocks, is it ok to use the same bolts that came with the bike on the shocks for my new shocks? I heard that the bolt may go bad once taken off the bike. Has anybody used different bolts and nuts than what come stock on their bike when installing new shocks?

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I've always used the original hardware when replacing shocks and haven't had any problems... Maybe new bolts & nuts could be in order but I'm not sure why stock bolts would go bad if you don't do anything funny with those.
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Unless the stock bolts are stripped, stretched, broken, or bent there shouldn't be any problem re-using them. I did.
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