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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-08-2016, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
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Rear Shock Dissassembly

Replaced my old shocks with aftermarket with progressive springs, decided to rip an old one apart to see if it could be rescued.
After compressing the spring it comes apart pretty easily, uses typical snap rings for the major parts.
after getting it this far I figured getting new seals is going to be an issue so stopped, think the actual damper piston shaft is screwed to the top eye, it has flats on it anyway.
New shocks are much much better than the old ones, left original leaked air with a noticeable hiss when i tried to pressurize it. Bike doesn't skip across white lines or rain grooves anywhere near as badly as it did before and doesn't bottom out getting into my driveway anymore.
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Mine haven't been serviced, ever. What kind new ones did you buy??

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Like you Tony I replaced my old and knackered stock shocks, I bought a pair of Progressive 412

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I bought these KAWASAKI VN700 VN750 VULCAN 12.75" CHROME SHOCKS | eBay

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I too replaced my dead stock shocks with Progressive 412s,lowered 11in. Huge difference,thanks Emtdon!!
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I like the Progressive 412s but they are a bit too expensive for me right now.

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Saddlebags, hard mounted
Fork mounted tool bag (now hard mounted)
Relocated rear turn signals
LED turn signals, brake lights and running lights
LED license plate frame
Engine Guard and Highway pegs
National Cycles Low Boy Heavy Duty windshield
Home made lowers (nice)
Custom seat (made by a local guy)
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Shenko 230 Tour Master tires at 11,123 miles
Splines lubed at 11,123 miles
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