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That is a good post,proud to see you are willing to show the way.Litfuse

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Excellent post. Just one question. How manyhands do you have?

I see pictures with 2 hands, .

Great Job Congratulations!

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Gambler... You missed your calling...

Superb job.. Excellent pix..

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Thanks guys. Some pics were taken by she who tickles my fancy. Oh and there is a new addition to the household. Charlotte.... this was taken right after her operation.(fixed)
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also, I got all the parts from Bike Bandit. they had to back order the rear shock springs, but they got them to me in about 8 days. I think progressive may be selling off new old stock and they may not make them anymore. I tried to buy the tool but they don't make that anymore either hence the homebuilt tool. the seals and bushings from bikebandit were original honda fwiw.

after riding for 2 days, I like the firmer ride, better control, less wallowing in sweepers. I haven't put any air in the front or rear and have not bottomed. also, the ride height is actually a little lower than stock springs with air. maybe a 1/2 inch. I recommend them, control is everything.

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Its so great to see someone using thier noggin and inprovising. Well done! Now on the next installment,,,,,, show us how ya fixed the cat. I know in the old days folks would stuff a tomcat headfirst into an old cowboy boot and "snip-em" just like a steer or hog, but with a tom, it's best to runaway quickly.
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Gambler, Thanks, that is a great job, like they say a picture is worth a thousand words.





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an update. I took the gf for a ride up to the mom's house and it felt like the bike was off a little. so I added 35 psi to the rear shocks and that made a major difference to the ride quality. one up and no air it was firm(maybe a little too firm), now two up it was harsh, but with the addition of air it was much more supple. soft, but with control and no wallowing. I hope that helps if anybody was thinking about doing the same thing.

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Very nice! I received an extra pair of these shocks and am not sure how much oil is in them. Is it possible to empty out the old oil that is in these through the air line hole then just refill with 10.5 ozs. the same way, through the air line hole?

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Very nice! I received an extra pair of these shocks and am not sure how much oil is in them. Is it possible to empty out the old oil that is in these through the air line hole then just refill with 10.5 ozs. the same way, through the air line hole?

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I believe some guys on the forum have done just that. might take a little time.

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