V8 Bike Riders Forums banner

1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
7,038 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Question...

I notice that the travel in the rear suspension is limited to only about 1 1/2 inches by the rubber stopper in the shock....Is there a longer shock a person could use? It would mean a little taller seat height but I am sure the extra travel would justify it....thoughts???
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
6,643 Posts
Barry

First of all make sure that the with the bike standing upright that the shock is out fully. I think 13" is what it is but not sure on the 2004. If the weight of the bikes has it less than the fully extended it will bottom out. Now this is done with out anyone on the bike. If you look at Wag's help section you will see how I do it and that will work.
I doubt you will need a longer shock but if you do Alden has them and will normally exchange them free.

Adrian
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
17 Posts
longer shock

I too think I need longer shocks. My duals scrape quit a bit
on curves if I am not careful. I talked to Aldan today. They
have a 14" with bottom cushion adjustment and a 15" with
a top cushion adjustment.

My question is ... is the current stock shock 13"? I am 6'1" and
an inch or two higher in the rear would not be a problem unless
there is some engineering design problem going to a longer
shock. Any thoughts? Anyone else gone to a longer shock?
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
6,643 Posts
One of the things about the location of the shock mount, the rear wheel will travel more than the shock does. Barry if you will do the adjustment as the Help section says you might want a shorter shock. When I first got my bike it rode like a tank and was beating me to death. I started adjusting the springs up and it got better. By making the shock spring shorter it didn't make since that it would ride better but believe me it did. I got my springs so tight (about 12 to 14 threads showing) that I thought it would ride like crap. I got a hold of the factory and they sent me a new set of heavy duty springs and what a big time difference. I know you don't go dirt bike riding with yours so you don't need a longer shock to get a quality ride.

Adrian



CanuckHoss said:
Question...

I notice that the travel in the rear suspension is limited to only about 1 1/2 inches by the rubber stopper in the shock....Is there a longer shock a person could use? It would mean a little taller seat height but I am sure the extra travel would justify it....thoughts???
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Top