Rear Shocks


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Rear Shocks

Postby kajunmisfitt » Thu May 07, 2015 1:53 am



Hello Everyone,
I am having a problem with my rear shocks. I replaced them with another set of air shocks for my GL1100 Aspencade, it seem to start working when I sent my bike in for some work on it, FORK SEALS, OTHER MINOR STUFF. To the tune of over $400.00. I am not happy with the results. I found out the compressor turns on when I put the key in park then I can fill the shock. I was wondering what is the right amount of air that I need to put in it when riding with just myself and when I have a passage(my sons) when I am riding with my sons the back is lower than the front and when I am by myself then it is even. I can feel the difference as night and day in the 2 rides. I am thinking about buying a set of NEW shock to replace these so I can have a better ride when I have a passage. So please tell me what I should do and where I go to replace the shocks with NEW ONES. or I can replace these air with some Progressive shocks BUT I HAVE NO IDEAL WHAT NUMBER I AM SUPPOSE TO REPLACE IT WITH, thanks I am hoping this can be corrected before I have a trip planned in July. thanks again



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Re: Rear Shocks

Postby WingAdmin » Thu May 07, 2015 9:53 am

I put a set of Progressive 416 air shocks on my GL1100, and it improved the ride immeasurably. If you were going to go with new ones, that is what I would suggest.


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