GL1500 replacement rear shock

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GL1500 replacement rear shock

Post by giturgun » Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:34 pm

I want to replace the left only (Mechanical ) shock and leave the factory air in place. I would like to use progressive brand since they have always worked fo me. And I have progressive springs in the front tubes now. Problem is 2 fold , which model will be better on the 88 1500.And where can I find a single shock, I tried a local shop and they could only find these in pairs. If necessary I guess I could order a set and sell 1 to a fellow winger .

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Re: GL1500 replacement rear shock

Post by trike lady » Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:20 pm

Contact a trike shop they always have parts left over from conversions. Many times the new trike owner doesn't want the old parts and the shop has them in storage.
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Re: GL1500 replacement rear shock

Post by MikeB » Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:48 pm

Look for the Progressive 450 IAS shock. It is the one to use. Its a bit pricey but I think it is worth the cost.
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