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do I cut this Nylon band off my shocks after installing them on the bike thanks
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20 views and no one seems to know the answer, I think I should cut off the nylon bands but would like to hear from someone who has actually put shocks on their bike thanks

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Hard to see what nylon band you're talking about in that pic. Can you describe it?
I know on my car shocks they come with a nylon band that keeps them compressed for shipping, but I wouldn't think you'd have them on a shock with springs, seems like it would just wear out the springs.

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here is another pic the white band seems to run up thru the center of the shocvk so now I am thinking that maybe it is there for the adjustment of the shock
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NO! LEAVE THE BAND THERE! it offers cushion between the 2 sets of progressive springs. They have the same nylon thing on rock crawling buggies n their progressive springs...with 3' stroke on them. Now to get dedicated, jack up the bike, remove all that stuff/saddlebags n remove the old that bottom out at anything, and put in the new coil over shocks...turning the adjustment up to about 4 as rider is portly
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you do realize that guy is long gone, like over 7 years ago?

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but Props for digging up a thread you could offer solid advice on!
It becomes a habit to look at post dates pretty quickly~
We have all been caught on this one- Have the perfect answer from your own experience,,,only to find out that post is from the early 2000s!
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And the 7 year question is..........

Did he leave it there?

Hope I can sleep while waiting to find out...

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