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Help!! Problem with new Elka install????

Well, damn I was exited to go out as soon as I got off & install new Elkas..1st one beautiful ...2nd front one..The Top brass bushing is too small...Bolt will not go into it..I swear I have the worst luck of anybody when it comes to this XX..

Any suggestions that could help out now? or should I just go call Canada to Elka & see if they can ship me a new ( Correct size bushing?


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Well, damn I was exited to go out as soon as I got off & install new Elkas..1st one beautiful ...2nd front one..The Top brass bushing is too small...Bolt will not go into it..I swear I have the worst luck of anybody when it comes to this XX..

Any suggestions that could help out now? or should I just go call Canada to Elka & see if they can ship me a new ( Correct size bushing?

I am assuming that you got front AND back since you said you got 2 boxes from Elka. Am I also right that one of the fronts was good, but the other's bushing was too small? If you got backs as well, I'd mount them first before calling Elka... just to find out if there are more problems that you need to tell Elka about... Just make one call. BTW - Since this is their mistake, have them send the fix via overnight express and hold to that.

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you gave it to much lovin last night!
I knew I was gonna catch some $hit over that post last night.. I guess she had it tightened up since I was flopping around in that yesterday


Seriously though I am pissed. Elka charges big bucks & I was willing to scrape it up to get them & so I called Elka ...they said ..."I really dont see how this is possible, since we only use 2 sizes of bushing 12mm & 15 mm. and your model takes the 12mm top & bottom"

Well damn I guess I am just Stupid or something..Maybe they should have sent me some 12mmm Bolts that fit their bushings then..

Well he said he would check into this and get back to me shortly..

Iam not knocking Elka, becuase I love these shocks & if they perform anywhere near as good as they look I will a Elka fan....BUT

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how about you box it back up and ship them girls to me!

on a serious note....deep breath and relax remember all the good years and rides a head of you... it will be ok!
I know I just got excited..I ended up going through my Harley bolts & found a nice bolt & washer set-up that fits good for now..I had to get them front on..I just had to...You all been there right?

P.S. I guess Elka closed for day, right after he told me he would call me right back..

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I would have got fox shocks for the front they are about 8 pounds lighter.


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I know I just got excited..I ended up going through my Harley bolts & found a nice bolt & washer set-up that fits good for now..I had to get them front on..I just had to...You all been there right?

P.S. I guess Elka closed for day, right after he told me he would call me right back..
with everything in life we get excited when we get something and we get even more excited when we don't get some...BUT if you relax....you get a lot more of the "get some"....

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Well, I never got a call back from Elka, so I call again. This time I got someone who was willing to listen & try & help me. He is sending me a new Top & Bottom bushing & rubbers so that hopefully one will take care of problem. He even ammitted that some times the installer will put in a wrong bushing. So early next week I will try again to get it right..

the thing that bothers me is that the first person told me that the 700xx has same size bushing at top & bottom which is 12mm. Today they tell me no, it has a smaller diameter on tops than bottom. ?? He even pulled Wayne Mattlocks file to check his size & said that was correct ..I think they are mixing up the bolt diameter with bushing thickness.

Oh well we will see!

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