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    After nearly 70k kilometers the front springs and rear shock need replacing/rebuilding on the Road Star. I've been looking at a new shock but then found myself considering a rebuild with a heavy duty spring. That leaves the front springs and oil that need attention and I'm not one for addressing those.

    Options as I see it: Take the bike to a shop, have a chat and work through the project with their experience or tackle it myself. Not keen on the latter so...looking for some options as to whom I can have a chat with on a rebuild/replace of the rear shock and improving the front springs.

    Suggestions...?

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    Russel from Dynotime
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    Pure speed in sixth gear on a 5,000 foot straightaway is one thing, but pure speed in third gear on a gravel-strewn, downhill, ess turn is quite another.
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    • #3
      Paul at Chain reaction motorcycles in Kewdale...
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      • #4
        + 2 for Dynotime

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Marty MOOSE View Post
          + 2 for Dynotime
          Coming from you this speaks volumes. Thanks. :-)

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          • #6
            Put progressive springs and emulators in the front of my Roadliner. And a taylor made Wilbers shock in the rear. Its a new bike and handles just right.

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            • #7
              +1 Chain reaction motorcycles in Kewdale
              " which way do I go.... and whats the lap record... " - Troy Bayliss

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Retro View Post
                After nearly 70k kilometers the front springs and rear shock need replacing/rebuilding on the Road Star. I've been looking at a new shock but then found myself considering a rebuild with a heavy duty spring. That leaves the front springs and oil that need attention and I'm not one for addressing those.



                Suggestions...?
                I would go with new aftermarket front spring kit and rear shocks. Most stock cruiser suspension is over sprung and under damped and putting a heavy duty spring in will amplify the problem.
                Triumph Rocket
                Yamaha TT600R Belgarda
                XT 250 Yamaha
                SYM HD200
                SYM Shark 125

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                • #9
                  Progressives are fantastic so IKons. Just replaced on my rocket 3 and what a difference! +3 to Russell at dynotime

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                  • #10
                    Any competent bike mechanic can do it
                    Triumph Rocket
                    Yamaha TT600R Belgarda
                    XT 250 Yamaha
                    SYM HD200
                    SYM Shark 125

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