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PostSubject: rear shocks help needed   Tue 11 Sep 2012, 18:40

thinking of replacing my rear shocks as mine are a little rusty are these easy to change any info please not worthy
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PostSubject: 2002 Swing rear shocks   Wed 24 Oct 2012, 09:33

is there a higher performance rear shock available for 2002 fsc600
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PostSubject: Re: rear shocks help needed   Wed 24 Oct 2012, 09:39

scooterboyz wrote:
is there a higher performance rear shock available for 2002 fsc600

Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: rear shocks help needed   Wed 24 Oct 2012, 09:52

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is there a higher performance rear shock available for 2002 fsc600

Ever thought of using your computer to search for them yourself, and since you've registered on here to save yourself the effort, maybe Introducing Yourself to the members of this forum? Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: rear shocks help needed   Wed 24 Oct 2012, 16:09

Besides the OEM shocks @ ~$150 each, there are at least three other aftermarket rear shocks available for the SW:

Fournales(part # is MA 01 0288) shocks are from France and are pretty much unobtanium but supposedly are available in the USA. They are adjustable air shocks and eliminate the coil springs. The price for the pair were in the $600 -$800 range when I last hear about them.

Hagon Shocks (part # 42501) are readily available in the US. The price is $249 delivered. They are not rebuildable.

YSS has two different versions of shocks for the SW. They are available in the US. Shipping charge is $30/pair

RZ362-420TR is a gas/emulsion shock @ $499/pair

RE301-420T is a more traditional shock @ $299/pair

Most importantly, the YSS shocks are rebulidable and can be tailored to your needs.

Hope this helps

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PostSubject: Re: rear shocks help needed   Wed 24 Oct 2012, 16:20

Thank you Meldrew and Waspie. I sometimes feel like I'm an old fart for suggesting new people introduce himself before asking for help. Heck if he would just read or search in Accessories & Modifications or Maintenance, Tips and Hints he would probably find the information he needs. Evil or Very Mad I know I won't search for him without at least an introduction. At Least Tim is willing to help a rude person. Heck maybe I'm the rude one. Question
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PostSubject: Re: rear shocks help needed   Wed 24 Oct 2012, 16:25

Hi thx for the replys my name is craig im in the uk and i own a 04 sw and am luvin it i thought i had introduced myself in a previous post sorry if i hadnt and thx for this forum ur all cool
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PostSubject: Re: rear shocks help needed   Wed 24 Oct 2012, 16:31

Roger, there are so many great guys on here that willingly pass on their wealth of knowledge freely that it galls me when folk don't even attempt to introduce themselves, Jeez! Even a name would go a long way to getting information willingly.

I just find computers have made the whole gathering of knowledge thing so impersonal. For the life of me I wouldn't think of asking strangers for advice without introducing myself and informing who I was asking for assistance why I needed the info!

Like you say, maybe I'm getting grumpy as I age but courtesy costs nothing and can reap vast rewards. Hey, I'm not the site owner and they after all set the rules.
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PostSubject: Re: rear shocks help needed   Wed 24 Oct 2012, 21:52

Craig the negative comments weren't directed at you. You did indeed introduce yourself on Sep. 7 2012. Here is the link.
http://www.silverwing600.com/t5333-hi-from-the-uk#49797
The negative comments were directed at scooterboyz for coming into your post and asking for help without so much as even introducing himself. Sorry for the confusion.
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PostSubject: Re: rear shocks help needed   Wed 24 Oct 2012, 22:33

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PostSubject: Re: rear shocks help needed   Wed 24 Oct 2012, 23:57

Hello CRAIG from Craig in Texas, let us know how things work out I had thought going the air route using a truck shock with modified brackets, I don't see where it would cause any major drawbacks. Hope I can remember your name it's a hard one.
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PostSubject: Re: rear shocks help needed   Thu 25 Oct 2012, 10:38

crahar wrote:
>> I had thought going the air route using a truck shock with modified brackets, I don't see where it would cause any major drawbacks.<<

Wow, I'd sure like to hear more about your truck shock idea.

The SW shock is 420-430MM long. There is no other motorcycle that has a shock that big. I'd like to hear more about your plan
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PostSubject: Re: rear shocks help needed   Thu 25 Oct 2012, 10:52

Not much to it yet, but what I was thinking is if I can find some adjustable air ride shocks should be able to fabricate mounts to adapt either the shocks to fit the bikes mounts or change the bikes mount to fit the shocks. Would prefer to adapt shocks and leave bike unchanged. Mount small compressor under seat to control pressure, all pipe dreams so far and I don't even smoke.



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PostSubject: Re: rear shocks help needed   Thu 25 Oct 2012, 17:14

crahar wrote:
Not much to it yet, but what I was thinking is if I can find some adjustable air ride shocks should be able to fabricate mounts to adapt either the shocks to fit the bikes mounts or change the bikes mount to fit the shocks. Would prefer to adapt shocks and leave bike unchanged. Mount small compressor under seat to control pressure, all pipe dreams so far and I don't even smoke.

As I mentioned, the SW shock is 420-430MM long. That's about 16.75 inches.

The Fournales shock is an air shock which eliminates the coil spring. Fournales recommends a pressure of "6", but I don't know if that's 6 psi or some other pressure measurement. Anyway, they don't use a compressor but the shocks have schrader valves which, I think, are connected to a common location so that the pressure is then adjusted by a bicycle type pump.

I sure do hope that you are able to find some type of truck shock that will adapt to our Silverwing.
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PostSubject: Re: rear shocks help needed   Fri 26 Oct 2012, 07:01

I suspect that it may be 6 atmos(bar) which will make it hard work with a bicycle pump !!!
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PostSubject: Re: rear shocks help needed   Fri 26 Oct 2012, 14:09

Haven't found any yet but I'm still looking, didn't know they had so many different types.
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PostSubject: Re: rear shocks help needed   Fri 26 Oct 2012, 18:22

[quote="bikerboy"]I suspect that it may be 6 atmos(bar) which will make it hard work with a bicycle pump !!!

It is 6 bar. 6 bar = 87 psi.

The Fournales shock comes with it's own bicycle-type hand pump (with a dial gauge).
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PostSubject: Re: rear shocks help needed   Sat 27 Oct 2012, 08:13

This is an interesting topic. I have thought of changing mine out at some point, but from what I read here the OEM units may be the cheapest available...

On my Honda Trail 90's I found that rear shocks from a Kawasaki KZ440 fit fine and gave more support for my ample (heavy) carcass. Plus they are cheap on eBay. Was hoping to find something like this... Happy hunting!
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