Rear Shock Rod Nut Size???

I'm working on my 08 yz450f rear shock and need to purchase a new nut for the end of the rod, where the shim stacks are. I need to know what size the nut is so i can use a tap and die set to clean the rod. The old nut is junk and can't be reused.

Thanks, I just order a locknut from suspensiondirect.com

It's an M12x1.5. Try to get an all metallic low profile lock nut.

It's an M12x1.5. Try to get an all metallic low profile lock nut.

Yep, the exact nut in the link I posted I believe, lock aside. I use high stregnth loctite on mine.

Me too. Along with the lock nut.

The one I ordered is the KYB locking nut. I also plan on using loctite with it.

Wouldn't that suck if that nut ever loosened off ? Ugh/ouch..

I've had them back apart a number of times. It's never been a problem.

I meant loosen off to the point where the piston/shims are able to come off the shaft. I wouldn't think it'd feel good off of a 100+ foot jump.

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