Dumb question - rear shock bolt hole alignment

Hi guys,

 

I just got my suspension back from a complete rework (outsourced) and finished doing the linkage and swingarm bearings myself.

 

When I went to put in the rear shock, I noticed the upper and lower bolt holes on the shock are not in complete parallel like they should be.  If I were to put the shock on and run it as is, the lower shock mount (where it forks) would quickly rub through the linkage.  So it's off maybe 5-10 degrees.

 

Can I simply put the shock in a vice and twist it, or would that mess something up?  My assumption would be that it's ok to do, but I just dumped a ton of money into this whole operation and don't want to do something dumb now.

 

Thanks!

Yes you can twist it to align it.

Better to ask than ruin something. There is no dumb question if you don't know the answer.

Edited by KPRacing

Yes you can twist it to align it.

Better to ask than ruin something. There is no dumb question if you don't know the answer.

 

Thanks, man.  There are some toys/projects where I'm willing to learn the hard way.  The bike isn't one of them.

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