My bike is an immaculate 2008 YZ450F. It has 13 hours on it. It has been perfectly maintained. I purchased a Factory Connection spring and went to replace it on my bike. I loosened the loch ring as anyone would do, however it seemed to not want to go. I tightened the spring more to relieve the pressure on the lock ring, then tightened the lock ring back down, only to find exposed stripped (flattened) threads. I tried to clean out the threads, however no luck. Question #1. Has this happened to anyone else? Question #2. What are my options? The shock body has damaged threads, and sits where the proper sag would be set. I have been a mechanic for 20 years and have raced for 15 years. I have never seen anything like this. I am so pissed. :lol: Thoughts?