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Eehutso
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Air ride

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Ya sorry its 1984 1200 Aspencade



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roadwanderer2
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Ok, theres a couple of different ways you can go with this. First is replace the shocks with new air shocks,(which aren't cheap btw), OR you can go with these.....https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R ... ear+shocks

follow this link and look at the page. It'll show you different sellers with different prices for "coil-over" shocks. If you looking for a set that will carry the weight you mentioned, I would go with the 14" heavy duty shocks, they are also adjustable and comes with a spanner wrench to make the adjustments needed for a soft or firm ride. I put a set of them on MY '86 1200 SEi, but I had to take them off because they raised the back of the bike up and were too "stiff" for my liking. You'll also have to plug the air line that runs to the rear shocks so you won't have the "onboard air compressor" running for nothing and burn itself out. As for the front air forks, you can change them to Progressive springs and do away with your "onboard air compressor" completely simply by removing the fuse that runs the compressor. Once you install the new front springs, you'll never have to deal with your air forks again. Read the instructions on how to put them in, and your done.

Stuart, a.k.a. roadwanderer2.

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Thank you for your help. Is there a place on line that I can look for the right air shocks. I would prefer to go with new.

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Progressive suspension has coil overs for the rear of that bike, too. They no longer offer air shocks, so if you want air you will be limited to NOS parts.

https://www.progressivesuspension.com/p ... ies-shocks

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I would go with Rambozo on this one. Finding NEW OEM rear shocks will be almost impossible to find, not to mention the cost would be astronomical. You can go with these rear shocks, or (if your lucky), find a rebuilding kit for your OEM shocks, tear them down and rebuild them, or start looking on eBay for a good pair of used ones.

While your looking at the shocks on the progressive site, take a look at the front fork springs. I can tell you from experience, they would VERY well and they come with a LIFETIME guarantee.

Stuart, a.k.a. roadwanderer2.



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