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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-12-2019, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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Is it true the right rear shock does not get adjusted because it does nothing anyway?
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-12-2019, 10:04 PM
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What year?
If you are talking about the later models with the adjustable shock on the left ,YES
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It does do something. It has a spring. It helps hold the sprung weight of the bike. It just doesn't help with adding more preload.


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From what I’ve read, due to the rigidity of the rear swing arm they only need to make one adjustable. The same principle of a mono shock. Adjusting the one effectively increases the spring preloaded but like most would think there is an unbalanced effect but has no issue do to the design of the suspension as a whole.
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Maybe if they put preload on BOTH sides the rear suspension would not Suck as much as it does?

Ooops, did that sound bitter?


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Maybe if they put preload on BOTH sides the rear suspension would not Suck as much as it does?

Ooops, did that sound bitter?
no you correct on the SUCK, just do like I and many others on here did, take off the OEM rear JUNK and Throw in the garbage, order Aftermarket and never have your Spine compressed again


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no you correct on the SUCK, just do like I and many others on here did, take off the OEM rear JUNK and Throw in the garbage, order Aftermarket and never have your Spine compressed again
TY I did, my super shox are going on their 3rd RG shortly!


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no you correct on the SUCK, just do like I and many others on here did, take off the OEM rear JUNK and Throw in the garbage, order Aftermarket and never have your Spine compressed again
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my L5 is still thanking me for the upgrade
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Though only one side is adjusted for pre-load, the other side still takes on weight for balance. It seems to me that one side would still be under greater stress, but I'm not an engineer. In my opinion, if you are running low weight and not pushing the limits of the bike you can get by with them. I personally have purchased a superior suspension, but I probably could have gotten by if I wanted to wait longer.

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TY I did, my super shox are going on their 3rd RG shortly![/QUOTE]

I'm thinking about ordering some super shox next month. Did you go with the 14 inch and lowering blocks?

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