Trike needs shocks

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Trike needs shocks

Post by peffer » Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:11 pm

Have a 1988 GL1500 with Moto trike kit and I need new shocks. They want $500 for shocks and my question is can regular or auto shocks be put on this bike?

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Re: Trike needs shocks

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:24 am

Shocks are shocks. You can put airplane shocks on if you want, if the damping, load and spring rate are correct.

Don't however just pick a shock that happens to fit and bolt it in place, expecting it to give you any kind of decent ride. The springs/shocks must be configured and sized to the application. Whatever the trike manufacturer recommends in terms of damping, load and spring rate should be fairly closely adhered to.

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