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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-28-2010, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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Need stock rear shocks

Hi guys,Does anyone have a stock set off rear shocks they would be willing to part with thats in good condition. Mine are shot and the way things are now I cant afford to buy any new ones.I would be happy to pay shipping and could probably throw in maybe 20 bucks.I know this is really pushing it but I keep my bike really nice so if they are scratched up or rusted I wouldnt want to put them on.Kind of hoping someone that upgraded might have a pair collecting dust.
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I can`t help with the shocks, but you might get more notice in the Sell and Swap forum.

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I can probably help you out. Shoot me a PM with your address, etc.

My extra set of rear shocks is old but OK (rode on them up till a year ago, and changed the oil on them six months back). They have light rust but you can clean it out easy enough with polish, a tooth brush, and some cloth strips threaded through the springs to polish the "backside" of the coiled spring.

I'm curious as to why you need new ones? Are the ones you have possibly restore able?

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I can probably help you out. Shoot me a PM with your address, etc.

My extra set of rear shocks is old but OK (rode on them up till a year ago, and changed the oil on them six months back). They have light rust but you can clean it out easy enough with polish, a tooth brush, and some cloth strips threaded through the springs to polish the "backside" of the coiled spring.

I'm curious as to why you need new ones? Are the ones you have possibly restore able?
Thanks so much for responding,I really appreciate it.
As it turns out a friend of mine came through with a pair of shocks for me.I wasn't counting on him doing so. To answer your question, Im not really sure about rebuilding them,I didnt know you could.
I damaged them when riding 2 up and finding a bad pittsburgh (where I live) pothole (hole in the asphalt, for those that live anywhere but pittsburgh).
They havent been the same since then.
Anyway Thanks again.

Steve from Pittsburgh
2005 vn750
modified knifemaker driver boards
chrome levers, Shaved saddle
Ape manual CCT's, nylon saddle bags
engine mount covers, plexIII windshield
crash bar w/floor boards, air hawk pad
ear mod, rad cover/,w/ss mesh
chrome cable and wire covers
chrome anti-freeze cover
RR relocation,MF battery,drilled out
idle plugs,marbled
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We get 'um real bad in Philly too but its all PennDOT. There's actually a stretch of road near me that goes for about 35 yards and is nothing but craters in the road. I saw a guy in front of me on a Harley and warned him about it at the light just before it. He took the gravel covered shoulder they were so bad. He thanked me at the next light...
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We have potholes around here that will swallow an entire wheel. The cities have been sued time and time again over it, because of all the motorcycle and bicycle accidents they have caused, but they still won't fix them. That's one reason I don't ride much at night around here. Jerry.

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