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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-25-2017, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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My back has been bothering me more now. Going to make a couple of phone calls and talk to some people for advise on the spring for my Penske replacement shock that I installed on my CrossRoads a while back. I will probably try a softer spring on it again. My wife hardly ever rides with me now because her back bothers her. So I am going to try the lighter rated spring and see how that goes. If it still does not ride smooth enough I am considering the "Arnott" air shock. The system looks nice and sounds nice according to their web site they advertise on here. Now the problem is it is a lot of $$$$ for there product. I know if you want to play you have to pay. So worse case is if the liter rated spring does not work I can go for the air suspension air shock from them. The positive is it is cheaper than a new or new used bike and I get to ride my Victory without pain[hopefully]. The bad thing is the high cost. I would have to charge it on the plastic. The other option is I could gamble run down to the salvage yard and try to make a shock work off another bike. Also I could by a new Victory shock, which is a gamble as to how long it would last, or buy a used Victory shock that may be worn out when I get it. So the big question is has anybody on the site bought and used the "Arnott" shock for our X bikes? If you have bought one what do you think of the system and how many miles have you rode it. Would you buy it again?

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have you adjust the penskie to the soft ride spot

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Do you still have the OEM shock? If not, take offs can be found for $200. I've read a lot of comments that those high priced aftermarket shocks give a very stiff / hard ride. Going back to OEM might be the ticket and a cheaper one at that.

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When I need to replace my shock I am going with the Progressive spring shock. I think they work a lot better than air. Just my .02
* I have a bad back also and real relief can be had with a riders back rest. I got mine from Grasshopper and it is built well and works great for the $$.

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I had one OEM air shock go bad in just 6 months now this replacement is slowly losing air. It won't be good enough to use for two up much longer so I know the stock air shocks are junk.

I like the idea of going with a softer spring AND getting a backrest like the Grasshopper which is probably the least expensive way to go about it. Yep; I too have a bad back.
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The Progressive shocks are not made for the Xbikes, or I may have bought one of those to begin with. I even contacted Hagon before the Penske purchase, same thing Hagon does NOT make one for the Victorys. Probably go with the softer spring. Back has really been bugging me lately. December is an expensive month of course. Most everything seems to keep going up in price. So I am going to talk to another company that sells the springs maybe after the first of the year. If I can get the new spring for a descent price I will more than likely try that. If I had another form of transportation maybe I would toy with finding a different shock at a salvage yard, but I can not have the bike down for long. So the new spring will be the way I think. Wish these bikes had old fashion dual springs on the swing arm, much simpler to change out and cheaper (sometimes).

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" Wish these bikes had old fashion dual springs on the swing arm, much simpler to change out and cheaper (sometimes).
Yup, NEWer is not always a better way....

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If you have a Cross bike and can get the wheels off the ground, its easy to get to and remove the shock. Granted, not as easy as duals.

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Speedblue; if you go with the softer springs, please let us know what shock and spring you used with links to get them. I may end up going with a similar set up.
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I don't know where you could find a softer spring. You could take your shock a part and replace the spring thats in it. Yes this is a shock out of our bikes
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