Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Rear Shocks - VN750 1991
After buying the VN and getting it back on the road late last year, (the previous owner had not used it for 3 years) one of the rear shocks (original unit) has decided to start leaking slightly.
I think it is probabily from the seal drying out during the period of inactivity and then leaking after being used again.
So the question is to find a replacement, Progressive Units seem the best way to go, but which model ?
As the VN is used as a second bike, that my wife can get on (the other bike is a VFR750 which is too tall for her) it is typically used with only both of us on board, with a total load of 370lb's. (I'm being very tactful here in only giving the combined weight !!) the choise seems to be :-
412 Heavy Duty
416 Air Shock
I have not found any info on the forum to the 416 Air shock, they are more expensive and I am interested if they would be better in my bike setup with always having a rider and pillion aboard. Any thoughts or experiance ?