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rear shock 1 Week, 3 Days ago  
does any body have a rear shock. the one I have on my 03 rs silver, it has a small spring on it. it says it is a progressive shock. but I am still bottoming out.Im looking for that has the adjuster nut the shaft. thanks Scott
 
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Re:rear shock 1 Week, 3 Days ago  
I'll check, I may have 2 or even 3.


Yea, I have 2. One is likely stone stock, with a black spring.

The other is a stock shock, but clearly has an aftermarket yellow spring on it.

No doubt, someone here will chime in knowing who's spring, and what weight capacity it bears. It may be either an 800, or possibly a 1,000 pound spring.

Somebody?
 
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Re:rear shock 1 Week, 3 Days ago  
The Progressive spring is somewhere in the middle size wise, between the stock spring, and the larger red spring(Eibach or Barons). I can't remember if the Progressive shock is adjustable, but I'd think there should still be some way to adjust the preload. If it is a stock damper with a Progressive spring, you can adjust the preload with the two large thin nuts on the front end of the damper. One is a jam nut, and the other actually adjust the preload. The more thread that shows, the higher the preload. There is a max preload setting, so don't just tighten the preload nut, until you run out of threads.
If it is a Progressive damper and spring, go online, and search for info regarding adjustments.
 
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Re:rear shock 1 Week, 3 Days ago  
any chance of sending me a pic. I already bought the red spring.
 
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Re:rear shock 1 Week, 3 Days ago  
'Check for a pic in the Tech Articles section. If the bike is leaning on its side stand, lay down on the right side of the bike and look underneath at the shock assembly. You'll see the two nuts on the end of the damper closest to the front of the bike. There is a picture in the owners manual, that shows it also, and the max adjustment specs. If the stock damper is still on the bike, and is showing signs of leaking, it may be time for an upgrade. A lot of members have gone with a Roadwing. You can do a forum search for write ups and pics.
 
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Re:rear shock 1 Week, 3 Days ago  
Instead of screwing around with the stock shock, research the RoadWing shock on this site. It will give you the opportunity to adjust the preload were you are the most comfortable. A lot of people here have gone that route, and seem to be very happy, me included.
Just a suggestion.
John
 
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Re:rear shock 1 Week, 3 Days ago  
The reason I have stock shocks laying around is because of those wonderful Road Wings!
 
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Re:rear shock 1 Week, 3 Days ago  
Check your shock where it mounts to the frame and make sure the shock mount isnt broken before you do anything else. Then invest in a Roadwing

Rod
 
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Re:rear shock 1 Week, 2 Days ago  
ok thanks
 
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Re:rear shock 1 Week, 2 Days ago  
you can mod a shock yourself but i can also do it for you. i have done many of the forum members roadwings for them
 
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