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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-18-2016, 03:24 AM Thread Starter
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so i got t-boned and i was wondering if i can take the cover off my shocks so i can least look?




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They hit you right? So the repair cost is on them. I don't think you are going to be able to disassemble that shock. When the repair is done, ask for the old part and then take it apart. Or do the replacement yourself and then take it apart. Either way, I would replace it. Have the bike looked at for any hidden damage. Hope the cager has insurance and good thing that is all that happened and that is not a picture of your leg.

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Covers can be cut and removed, I have never done it. @Aced It here has, it was in a thread he did, can't remember which one tho. But, not sure both ends can be cut, I think only the top.
But as was said, let them buy you a new set, progressives


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Is that the only damage? Damn dude! You must be livin right! I agree with @Steve D. Have the bike checked out. The swing arm and shaft housing could be outa whack.

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As has been said,,,Have the whole bike checked very good, replace those shocks.

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had a smash repair guy look it over thats only real damage and they not insured so its on me i was looking at progressives 412s?
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412's work well if you weigh 150# and don't haul a passenger.


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Might work fine.
Have owned 2 sets of 412's, each less than a year old, on 2 different bikes....and can tell you: they are not a nickel's worth better than OEM if you are heavier....and especially if you often haul a passenger.
Better off with OEM shocks, IMO.
The 444 Progressives would make more people happy, IMO.

I am 265#, and my frequent Redhead passenger weighs 150 but when we meet, DO NOT mention I posted her weight here.

My OEM shocks are set on '4'.
If we were hauling luggage, I'd crank em up to 5.


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