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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-16-2017, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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Hello all. I have a 07 1100. The issue is when I am 2up and hit a decent bump I bottom out my tire on my fender. Is my shock done for or can it be adjusted.


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-18-2017, 08:32 AM
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You can try to adjust, but the OEM shock is just not that great. They are usually pretty much gone at around 20,000 miles or a little less. Just read the owners manual on how to adjust.....
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Mine has just over 20k. I dont have the owners manual


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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-18-2017, 01:11 PM
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The shock dampens the ride (keeps the rear from bouncing). The spring absorbs the bumps. If you are riding two up and you find the ride too low or experience bottoming out you probably should consider a progressive spring. It will take much more force to deflect but, since it is progressive, when you ride one up, it's not as harsh.
I'll defer to Mick about the lifespan of the shock but, you probably need to consider a new spring whatever you do. You can purchase them as a unit ($$) assembled and install yourself to save dough
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