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    Adjusting spring lock Nut bound to adjusting nut.

    I bought the proper tool for the spring adjusting nut but I find after flushing the shock threads from crud and even lubing with WD40. They won't separate. The lock nut turns with the one below and/or the entire spring rotates as well together. I initially jacked up for the adjustment but having this problem with the spring spinning. I then dropped the weight back down hoping it with keep the adjusting nut from turning and I would be able to break the locking one free. But neither works on either side. I appears I may need a second tool to hold the lower nut while breaking the locking one free.

    I am taking a break right now.
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    I believe you need two wrenches. I was going to try to readjust mine because it’s really a stiff ride. I may just get the Walker Evans and be done with it. My terrain and riding very between desert hard rock riding to mountain trails. These stock shocks on the X4 suck compared to my Rspec I had.

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    Thats what I was thinking. Odd after some time reading hear all winter I never came across any mention of it. I order the special wrench even so there is a limited swing area but the lock nut is too tight and won't let go on my machine.
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    Use a punch or big screwdriver to loosen the top nut away from the bottom nut. There are suppose do jam together to hold their places. They come loose easy when you give them a few taps. And always adjust and measure while jacked up.
    Last edited by Jimbo; 04-21-2019 at 02:15 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo View Post
    Use a punch or big screwdriver to loosen the top nut away from the bottom nut. There are suppose do jam together to hold their places. They come loose easy when you give them a few taps. And always adjust and measure while jacked up.
    Hmm I bought the proper tool so I would not risk damaging the shock. The SE setup is extremely expensive and did not want to whack with screw driver and hammer. Murphy could take out the shock if the screwdriver slipped. Don't you know.
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    Like jumbo said on the lock nut. You won’t damage it. Then use spanner wrench to adjust. It’s a lot easier to adjust it if you undo the top of the shock and swing it out so you have room to move the wrench and not have to adjust and tiny bites at it.
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    Hmm I'll give it a go tomorrow (beer time now)...I move with caution on these sort of things. Its a new machine and new to me wrestling with various things as I attempt them, still.
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    Even in the shops they mostly use the punch or screwdriver method, they should only be torqued enough not to come loose anyway. I have a long round tapered punch with a flat nose, works perfect every time, not a scratch or dent. Same principle as shocking a nut or bolt loose, sometimes a good rap can prevent damaging a tool or bolt, and easily loosen things up.
    Last edited by Jimbo; 04-21-2019 at 03:59 PM.
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    Ok, I was leary using a screwdriver. I do have a nice round ended punch. I'll give it a go and see.
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    Also clean threads and a little spray lube works wonders.
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