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I received my fork and Brain shock back from Specialized after having overhaul and tuning done. Bike is a heavily used 09 s-works Stumpy (Carbon so Alloy note on drawing does not apply). I now have two steel washers that I am not sure where to place when putting the shock back in the frame. I thought I knew that they went on the outside of the upper shock mount between the S links and the shock. However, the manual does not show these (upper diagram circled in red) and they seem to be very tight in that location. Nor does it show them used at the lower shock mount (lower red circle). See attached diagram from the manual.

On the lower attache point, they could go inside the two rubber "bumpers" that are on the lower bushing and thus would not be shown on the diagram. I removed these "bumpers" so they would not get lost in shipping. I took pictures of most things but not where these washers go.

If anyone knows for sure, I would appreciate your guidance. (and yes, I feel foolish for not keeping track of these better.)

Thanks,
Mark
 

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I have an 08 and it should be the same, I just had mine serviced as well and looking at the link, the two washers on top go inside the upper link in between the link and the upper shock mount. The bolt is threaded so that you could not even try to put the washers on the outside left anyhow...hope it helps
 

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john224 said:
I have an 08 and it should be the same, I just had mine serviced as well and looking at the link, the two washers on top go inside the upper link in between the link and the upper shock mount. The bolt is threaded so that you could not even try to put the washers on the outside left anyhow...hope it helps
Great, thanks much. It made sense that they go there, it just seemed like the fit was very tight when the big bolt holding the upper link to the frame is tightened per spec. I guess that is just the way it is. Yeah the outside washers are for alloy frames only since they have a nut and bolt rather than a threaded insert on the frame.

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no worries, where did you get the torque specs? my owner's manual doesn't list them and I have my LBS do all the work since it's still under warranty with them and I have free service for life. But I would like to have them just in case I move or start doing my own work when the warranty runs out.
 

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john224 said:
no worries, where did you get the torque specs? my owner's manual doesn't list them and I have my LBS do all the work since it's still under warranty with them and I have free service for life. But I would like to have them just in case I move or start doing my own work when the warranty runs out.
The Torque specs are on one of the next pages in the manual with the diagram above. There is a table that has all of the parts listed, keyed to the diagram, and in the table are the torque specs for each fastener. This is not the generic Spec "owners manual" that has very little info. This says S Works Stumpjumper Safire Owners Manual. It is quite thin and specific to this frame. If you do not have it, let me know and I can scan and post it.

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Mark
 
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