airless forks?


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fuzzyone
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airless forks?

Postby fuzzyone » Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:37 am



Alright i plan on dumping the air ride rear shocks found some hopeful good rear shocks that are adjustable. Instead of relying on air the are simple coil overs which i feel much better with. It seems that as i ride my oldwing its abilty to glide over bumps diminishes and i can feel the rear suspension slamming the frame. Which makes for a sore butt on most roads around me. It dimisnishes way fast when the wife rides with me.

But i. Wondering if there are standard forks for a gl1100. That dont need to be aired up. I dont like relying on air pressure except in tires.



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Re: airless forks?

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:03 am

Proggresive 412 adjustable non- air rear shocks are the way to go. I have a set and love them. Around $300. Regards, Johnny
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Re: airless forks?

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:08 am

Also you can change seals in the front and add progressive springs in the front, $100, no need for new forks. These springs are non- air also, however I hooked up the air just to have it. Regards, Johnny

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Re: airless forks?

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Dec 19, 2014 4:07 am

I paid the price and the ride is very nice.... :D Never looked back,,, I hated having to check the silly air pressure..I wanta just get on and ride ....Easy install too...




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