Stubborn Shock?

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Stubborn Shock?

Post by Psycheonabike »

I took rear wheel off today to check over final drive and drive ya do! Balanced carbs and fitted a new stainless exhaust......a good day. However, I was also going to check rear shocks but left side bolt at bottom of shock attaching it to the swingarm is utterly immovable. I mean I could get a large wheel wrench on it but I am pretty sure it would strip.

My question is, is there supposed to be any movement at that point as the right side rear shock seems to move little there when bouncing bike? If it's not supposed to be so ridged should I try to move it and the REALLY big question is could this be responsible for my bumpy ride?


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Re: Stubborn Shock?

Post by rrod1393 »

Sorry can't help with the swingarm question. Interested in the exhaust that you recently put on. What model and where did you get it from? Mine is in pretty poor shape. Had to weld the headers to the muffler on one side.
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