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A Solution to the Escapade Leaky Air Shock Problem

I am testing it now!

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Those original shocks look like the original 1100, 1200 & 1500 goldwing rear shocks except for the top mount.
A comment on the bottom bolts, the metal bushing in the center of the rubber bushing is there to have something to tighten the bolt up against and still let the bushing swivel, I wouldn't trust the bolt to stay in there without tightening it.

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Saw a toad once use angle iron to replace his rear shocks on his '55 Chebie, too cheap to jack it other wise I guess . it bounced a lot.

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Okay ... so I decided to do an experiment and I THINK it worked!

The springs compress rather easily for the first inch or so, before they start putting up a fight. So I removed the springs and made spacers that slide over the shocks. They sit on the lower spring plates and raise the bottom of the springs 1-3/4" Basically I pre-loaded the springs.

Now the trailer sits higher when empty, but with BOTH myself and my neighbor pushing down hard on each side of the trailer at the axle, we CANNOT bottom out the shocks.

I am allowing a thunderstorm to pass over the house, and then I will load the trailer up (again) with everything I want to take with me. I will post some photos of the trailer at rest, and photos of the admittedly OBSCENE amount of stuff I am taking with me.

Then a road test around town, and if everything is good, I am getting out of here TOMORROW!

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I have SOLVED the problem!

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