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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-14-2019, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
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Legends REVO-A and AXEO FL shocks Installed

Well, when I was in Sturgis, I had Legends install some Revo-As on the rear of my 2019 RGS. There were a couple guys there at the same time who already had the rears on. They were so happy with them that they were there to get the fronts put on. So I decided, what the hell, I'll get both rear and front done. The rebound was set to 3 on the rears before I left, and I just left it there all week.

REARS
My back definitely appreciated the new rears. The back-jarring highway bumps aren't as bad. They are still there, but at least my back hasn't been jarred since the new install. The bumps still aren't near as smooth as they are in my car, but I guess they never will be. I decided to try some rebound adjustments (more about that later) but I still haven't found my sweet spot yet.

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The fronts (40MM AXEO FL Standard) were stiffer than stock, while the rears were softer. There were a couple people on these forums who said to not worry about the fronts. Now, I have to agree, it's probably not worth the money. While the handling is definitely improved with the new fronts, being slightly stiffer didn't help the stright highway riding. Where I did notice the difference is the turns and the quick lane changes. That dip in the front end when you do a quick lane change doesn't exist anymore. I do feel like I can flick the bike side to side with much more control now (so that's good!). However, some of that improved control may have been assisted by the new rear shocks.

IS THIS AN ISSUE?
I rode the bike in the Black Hills and then home from Sturgis (about 2k total miles) and things seemed fine. But on Monday, before riding home from work, I decided to drop the rebound # from 3 to 1. I was hoping to keep making adjustments to see if I can find my sweet spot. It didn't seem to help/change much. So after I got home, I put the # up to 5 on both shocks, to see how noticeable the adjustments are. In my garage, I sat on the seat and bounced up and down a bit. I noticed that the left rear shock was making somewhat of a whooshing (air releasing) sound. It didn't quite sound right and I hadn't heard it before. I sent an email to Legends and they said it was normal...just the oil traveling through orifaces in the dampeners. But I'm curious why it's only loud in one rear shock. Have any of you REVO-A users experienced this?

**edit: Upon further inspection, both shocks are making the sound. So, they are doing what they are supposed to do**

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"In my garage, I sat on the seat and bounced up and down a bit. I noticed that the left rear shock was making somewhat of a whooshing (air releasing) sound. It didn't quite sound right and I hadn't heard it before. I sent an email to Legends and they said it was normal...just the oil traveling through orifaces in the dampeners. But I'm curious why it's only loud in one rear shock. Have any of you REVO-A users experienced this?"

Both of my rear revo A's and my wifes make the sound on both shocks. May want to have someone else bounce on them to see if you hear the sound. Also check to see if both the rear shocks are set up the same on the preload.


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Both of my rear revo A's and my wifes make the sound on both shocks. May want to have someone else bounce on them to see if you hear the sound. Also check to see if both the rear shocks are set up the same on the preload.
Thanks man. That eases my mind. I'll take a closer look at them.
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I had a different person check them out and both shocks appear to be making the same sound. So, it most likely is not an issue after all.
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Yep I hear the same thing with mine. I heard it riding a few times but I listen to my music pretty loud most of the time. After I read your post I went out this morning and bounced on the seat and it makes the same sound on both sides. Must be the way they work.
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