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Shock too long with stock swingarm! Need help please.

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I bought a 2003 that has a plus 4-inch swingarm on it. I am trying to restore it back to stock. After installing a factory swingarm the shock is about an inch too long. If I take the rubber bumper off it is close but still about 1/4 inch off.  Shock and linkage look like original OEM. Shock length eye to eye is about 14 1/8 or 357 mm. Driving me crazy! Any ideas I would really appreciate it.

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Is the swing arm oem or some thing off brand? Aka vitos? Id  put the top shock bolt in first, let the swing arm drop then use a punch on the linkage to help coax the lower bolt in. It is possible that rear shock was altered with shims to give it a longer eye to eye length

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