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I am considering installing these air shocks that I can get from Cyclemax. I am wondering what difference to expect over the OEM shocks currently on the Bike and the difficulty to install them for a novice.




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I put a set of these on this spring. Seat and saddlebags had to come off. If you are at all familiar with a wrench, it is no problem, just time consuming. As I remember, one or both of a mounting bolts had a sleeve on it that I mistook for part of the bolt, it had to come off for the bolts to fitin the mounting holes for the new shocks. I was grinding it down when it finally slid off and I realized it was some sort of sleeve. The air hoses were easy enough to run and hook up, but there were a number of small O rings that could be lost easily. Connections only get handtightened, which I did. I have no leaks, they work perfectly and I love the ride.
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I have a set of these from CM as well, just got them but work has come in the way of installing them. Have a few days off next week and in they go. Then the front springs....

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A little time to put them on and some small parts but instructions are good.

Have been great for me handles and rides better.

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Love the shocks. Took a bit for them to be axjusted for wife to like the ride but now happy.

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Thanks everyone...I think I will grab a set of these while in the States at Nassir 5 and attempt an install up here when I get home.

We own a 2007 Goldwing with 65,000 KM ( 39,000 Mi. ) on it.

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I have a set of these from CM as well, just got them but work has come in the way of installing them. Have a few days off next week and in they go. Then the front springs....
Mike ( Onawingandaprayer ) did my front springs last winter while in Florida. We put the Progressives in. What a world of difference in handling. You will enjoy them.

We own a 2007 Goldwing with 65,000 KM ( 39,000 Mi. ) on it.

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Only difficulty I can see you having is the location of your aux fuse block in your right saddlebag, Bob. Other than that, it's pretty straight forward.

The stock setup on the 1500s is 1 air bag for load capacity (no rebound dampening)on the right and a coil over shock for rebound dampening on the left.

With the 416's, both shocks are air for load capacity and bothcontain a coil over shock for rebound dampening

Makes for better handling in the twisties and increased load carrying, as the 416's pump up to 100 PSI

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Hey Bob, have you changed your mind about selling the 15?

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