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Rain Man
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Bikes: 1965 FL, 1983 FLH
Location: Sage, California

Shocks

#1

Post by Rain Man » Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:21 pm

Anybody know where I can find original style shocks for a '65 FL? Or can my old ones be rebuilt? I've seen alot of the later style with the 2 piece retainers on top, but none of the older kind that you release from the bottom. Ray



Cotten
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Location: Central Illinois

Re: Shocks

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Post by Cotten » Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:29 pm

Good question Ray!

Beware that '58-'64 shocks were different as well.
(One difference is the number of spanner holes.)

A 're-build' would merely be dis-assembly and re-assembly with a proper shock "absorber" plunger, and perhaps shimming.
So the question becomes: Where are the proper internals available?

I'll bet Bill's Custom of PA sold out of NOS years ago.

....Cotten

Hog54
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Bikes: 1954 Panhead
1980 Lowrider

Re: Shocks

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Post by Hog54 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:54 pm

I would get a set of progressive shocks instead.They ride alot better than the originals.http://www.progressivesuspension.com/hd ... index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Cotten
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Re: Shocks

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Post by Cotten » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:01 am

Hog54!

If a better ride was the primary concern, wouldn't this be a goldwing forum?

....Cotten

Hog54
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Re: Shocks

#5

Post by Hog54 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:50 am

I just never liked how the stock shocks rode and handled.I put progressive shocks and front springs on my lowrider and it made a big difference.Especially in the pothole state I live in.

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