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have these shocks wondering if they are better than stock. and how to adjust them. special tool?


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2003 kaw vn 750 pushing 40,000 miles.
tp stator
dampers
coil relay mod
other stuff not listed
mustang seat
motorcycle repair at a stealership 1 million bucks, repairs with the help of the Vulcan750 forum priceless.
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Looks like prolly a special tool....but I always just took a big pair of channel locks and a piece of inner tube to shocks....should be a pin and a stepped sleeve under that cover....



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I've got progressives on my rear & there awesome. I ride two up a lot & the stability is superb to stock.
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The chrome collar with the holes at the bottom are your preload adjustment.
You need a shock spanner wrench. Progressive sells them.

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awsome thanks. i put stock shocks on for a little more height. i would eventually like to get 12" progressives. I'm 6 1" so the bike was a little lower than what i like even with the mustang seat. i may be selling these shocks later on. i noticed with the progressives it would bottom out on speed bumps and was worse 2 up with my wife on. kanuck the stock shocks are the ones i got from you. haven't got to try them out yet. still waiting for it to warm up so i can get my motor back in.

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dampers
coil relay mod
other stuff not listed
mustang seat
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For the shock spanner, you can also get them from Cycle Gear or places like that if you have one close. They are only a few bucks for the cheap ones.

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awsome thanks. i put stock shocks on for a little more height. i would eventually like to get 12" progressives. I'm 6 1" so the bike was a little lower than what i like even with the mustang seat. i may be selling these shocks later on. i noticed with the progressives it would bottom out on speed bumps and was worse 2 up with my wife on. kanuck the stock shocks are the ones i got from you. haven't got to try them out yet. still waiting for it to warm up so i can get my motor back in.

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The shocks I purchased where the same height as stock. I didn't go lower.
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