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Is it normal for Wings to stand up straighter than other bikes when on the kickstand? I wish it would lean a little more since it seems that it wouldn't take much for it to tip over on the the other side. :brokedown:
 

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you probably need new springs in your rear shocks. Mine did that until I rebuilt the shocks with progressive springs. Also how much air are you running in the rear shocks? With the new progressive springs, I can ride with no air and not bottom out and the angle on the side stand is so great that I use a piece of 1/2 plywood when she is parked in the shed.
 

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I run the high end of the recommended air pressure. I will probably do the spring thing..
 

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Pete
Do you have a chrome big foot kickstand on it? If so, they are made too long.
 

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I always worried about my 82 GL1100 I falling over, the wrong way, when I put her on the stand. So I always "lifted" her when I got off.

Then I put new springs in the rear. NO PROBLEM NOW.

Do the springs, most importantly the rears. I'm doing my fronts soon.
 

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I just have the stock kickstand. When you talk about replacing the spring, are you replacing just the spring part of the rear shock or are you replacing the shock as a whole?
 

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bike will stand strait when the front shocks air low on air to... Just to let you know. might be front and not back.
 

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Shocks on both the front and rear are re-buildable, including the springs. Over time, the springs will collapse and that is what happened on mine. For about $50 I put new Progressive Suspension brand rear springs in. Made a world of difference. When I get a spare 100 buck, I'll do the fronts.
 

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My '85 LTD has what I believe are the original shocks/forks, neither has ever been rebuilt, and neither holds air. The bike sits fine on the sidestand, but is very mushy on the road, I have banged the centerstand in corners while not leaned over very far.

I was looking at replacing the stock rear air shocks with Progressive non air shocks (I do not want or need air shocks) They cost $214. Is it possible to put strong enough springs in the stock shocks that they would not need air? It would be a lot cheaper that way, but they would need to be pretty strong springs.
 

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mine stands at attention too i run high air psi in the rear shocks
 

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mine stands at attention too i run high air psi in the rear shocks
How much psi do you run? I put in more when my wife and I ride two up.:kissing:

I don't know how accurate my gauge is so I could be a little high...however, it would seem to me that higher psi would make the bike lean more, not stand up higher on the kickstand.
 

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probably 70psi been doing yhat for years ill invest in a new set of shocks if they blow up
 

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Maybe I'll up it some. Probably not that high, but the recommended dose never seemed to be enough...at 6'3" 260lbs, I tend to give them a work out.
 

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ok -- now we have the whole pic. yes the springs are tired . from what i read , progressive springs front and rear should clear up the problem your having and help with a lot better ride and control in the twistes . give progressive a call and they can recommend a spring rate for your weight and such. both front and rear. have fun , its a great handling bike for touring when set up right.
 

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Actually, I had the wrong psi in the rears. Not sure where I got my numbers from...may have seen the tire pressure number which was listed on the next line, but I only had about 30psi in the rears. (doh)...saw that 57psi was on the top end so I put about 60 in and that made the difference. Don't bottom out anymore.:applause:
 

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ive never had any issues with mine running alittle higher psi im sure someday the seals will go but im not dropping 200-400 on shocks right now
 

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JerryH wrote:
I was looking at replacing the stock rear air shocks with Progressive non air shocks (I do not want or need air shocks) They cost $214. Is it possible to put strong enough springs in the stock shocks that they would not need air? It would be a lot cheaper that way, but they would need to be pretty strong springs.
It would be a shame to put spring shocks in a LTD/SEI. The autoleveling feature is pretty handy when riding solo then two up. You can get stronger springs from Progressive to install in your OEM shocks for around $50. They will make a considerable improvement in the bike's suspension.
 
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