changeing rear shock springs on aftermarket shocks.


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changeing rear shock springs on aftermarket shocks.

Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:00 pm



ok, here's another question, or topic.

I bought these rear shocks to replace the air shocks on my '83 aspy. they are stock height of 12.75". they have 2 springs on them, one upper and one lower. they are nice, but they make the bike ride a little too hard, no cushion on road bumps or going in and out of a driveway or speed bumps like the stock air shocks. my question is there any videos of how to remove these double springs and go with a single constant rate spring? if anyone knows of a vid to view, please let me know.

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Re: changeing rear shock springs on aftermarket shocks.

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:43 pm

roadwanderer2 wrote:ok, here's another question, or topic.

I bought these rear shocks to replace the air shocks on my '83 aspy. they are stock height of 12.75". they have 2 springs on them, one upper and one lower. they are nice, but they make the bike ride a little too hard, no cushion on road bumps or going in and out of a driveway or speed bumps like the stock air shocks. my question is there any videos of how to remove these double springs and go with a single constant rate spring? if anyone knows of a vid to view, please let me know.

thanks,

stuart, a.k.a. roadwanderer2.


The springs are likely not the issue. The springs provide support to lift the bike against the weight, not respond to bumps. it is the dampers in the middle of the springs that determine how "hard" the shocks feel when going over bumps.

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Re: changeing rear shock springs on aftermarket shocks.

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:02 am

Good morning wingadmin:

ok, so, is there a way to change the dampers in these shocks to give them a more "cushiony" ride for the bike so it doesn't feel like im riding a Harley hardtail lol.

stuart.

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Re: changeing rear shock springs on aftermarket shocks.

Postby cbx4evr » Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:19 am

What brand are the shocks. You would probably have to contact the manufacturer. There are so many different shocks out there you would have a hard time getting the right parts even if it can be done.
"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

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Re: changeing rear shock springs on aftermarket shocks.

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:21 am

What type of shocks are those? If they are progressive, the shocks are adjustable. Spring tension wise.
I have progressive 412s on my 1980 1100, ride seems fine. Regards, Johnny

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Re: changeing rear shock springs on aftermarket shocks.

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:17 pm

hey guys:
I don't know what brand they are, but I can find out by calling the company that I bought them from. I bought them from a motorcycle parts outlet house that was on eBay.

by the way, Im sorry, but I don't agree with your quote that I copied and pasted from your bottom line into this posting. a Goldwing should NOT be loud OR uncomfortable OR unsafe, it SHOULD be comfortable, quiet AND safe, and if the wind noise gets in your ears, well then turn up the volume on your radio 8-) and if you DO s**t in your pants every now and then, it's because some stupid son of a b***h got in your "space", if you get my drift lol, but that's just MY opinion.

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"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

stuart, a.k.a. roadwanderer2.




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