Hopefully you guys can help..
just got a 1996 GT STS, that i am just making perfect before i start riding it.
Has some model Risse Racing rear shock. (presume a gensis from googling)
basically wondering about the bolt that goes through the bottom of it.
At the moment it is just a steel bolt with washers each side.
And no 'Spacer bushings'
Do 98 and 96 model STS need the same bolt length (65mm)?
Does it need the washers?
What is the original bolt made out of (Alloy, Steel, Stainless?)
Wouldnt there be movement in this area and therefor wear away with out some bearings???
Do the risse racing dampers not require the original 'Spacer Bushings'?
I had simlar problem when i need to source the lower mounting kit, I used a 70mm steel allen bolt, with a nylock nut, and steel washers, i cant see in the original setup that washers were used, but i thought it was be better to use them than without, you do not need ot tighten the nut up, as it nylock, and should not come loose, so you can leave movment built in still
I dont know about the risse stuff