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    Rear Shock Recomendations for 2020 SG

    I want to lower my bike while softening the ride....I know these things are opposite constraints. But is there a rear shock that will do this....i.e. Legends, Ohlins, etc. I am an old guy and the OEM shocks are a little too stiff for me.

    Right now I am considering Legends. Not sure if I want to do Air or not. I heard there can be issues with air shocks if you ride a lot. Is this true or an urban myth? Any advantages between air vs no air ?

    Any recommendations or lessons learned appreciated.

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    Administrator BillyBob's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckSpy View Post
    I want to lower my bike while softening the ride....I know these things are opposite constraints. But is there a rear shock that will do this....i.e. Legends, Ohlins, etc. I am an old guy and the OEM shocks are a little too stiff for me.

    Right now I am considering Legends. Not sure if I want to do Air or not. I heard there can be issues with air shocks if you ride a lot. Is this true or an urban myth? Any advantages between air vs no air ?

    Any recommendations or lessons learned appreciated.
    Yeah chuck , Iím thinking about lowering too.
    Guess we can only go down about an inch.
    Let me know what you find out.

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    If you want comfort, you have to raise the bike an inch up to normal touring bike height to have adequate travel for comfort. Now if you want lower when stopping or putting around, you will need to go with air.

    I do not have these, but to me they look to be the best engineered air system as they use quality dampers made by Fox.

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    Prospect 14 FLHX's Avatar
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    Iím also interested in dropping an inch lower. Iíll keep tabs on this post, please keep us posted.


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    Give Mike at Suspension Technologies a call. He can hook you up

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