Shocks for my Nighthawk

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by creaky, May 10, 2013.

  1. creaky

    creaky Been here awhile

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  2. freetors

    freetors Been here awhile

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    I'm using those exact same shocks on my KD80 project here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=884627

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    I haven't ridden with them yet but they seem pretty stiffly sprung. The reviews I have seen say they aren't too bad for the price and they can be taken apart to be rebuilt/ put fresh oil in them, they even have valve shim stacks in them. Apparently their design is a copy of another much more expensive brand's.
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  3. creaky

    creaky Been here awhile

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    Thanks freetors. Very nice looking project you have there.
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  4. EarlB3

    EarlB3 Cafe Dude

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    Im in the same boat w my 92 Night Hawk. Did you ever solve your issue? What have u learned on ths subject. Im installing the Progressive front springs so thinking about doing some of their rear shocks too but not sure which and would LOVE to save $$ if possible...
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  5. qkenf4u

    qkenf4u Been here awhile

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    very generic but pretty shocks... only preload adjustment... 150psi or so in the bladders... if youre just looking for some nice shocks to soak up bumps these would prob. do just fine...
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