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progressive air shocks

Postby ftmoore992003 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:41 pm



I just installed my new progressive air shocks on my 98 Goldwing and took it for a test ride. I tried different air pressure settings and I must say that it was the worst ride I've ever been on. I couldn't believe how bad they were. I guess its time to take em off and see about a refund. Truly disappointed!!



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Re: progressive air shocks

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:59 am

ftmoore992003 wrote:I just installed my new progressive air shocks on my 98 Goldwing and took it for a test ride. I tried different air pressure settings and I must say that it was the worst ride I've ever been on. I couldn't believe how bad they were. I guess its time to take em off and see about a refund. Truly disappointed!!


Which ones did you put on - the 416's? What pressure do you have in them? I actually quite like the ride of the progressive shocks.

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Re: progressive air shocks

Postby ftmoore992003 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:39 am

I started off at 20psi then 35psi and worked my way up to 75. No change so I decided that something is wrong. If they ride that bad i'll have to remove them.

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Re: progressive air shocks

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:52 am

ftmoore992003 wrote:I started off at 20psi then 35psi and worked my way up to 75. No change so I decided that something is wrong. If they ride that bad i'll have to remove them.


Whoa, 75 is way too high. Progressive says anything above 70 will "severely shorten the life of the shocks." I run mine at 25. When you say the ride is bad, are you saying they're too firm? Too soft?




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