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Old Jan 31st, 2010, 04:28 PM     #1
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Rear shocks replacement for touring

Hi,

For a high quality confort (vertebrae issue), would you replace the rear shocks with "Progressive : 440" or "Fournales : Twin Shock" ?
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Old Feb 1st, 2010, 03:47 AM     #2
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Re: Rear shocks replacement for touring

depends how much you want to spend, fournales are my choice but they are dearer
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Old Feb 1st, 2010, 04:27 AM     #3
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Re: Rear shocks replacement for touring

i plan to spend the necessary amount as it's a health investment
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Old Feb 1st, 2010, 11:58 AM     #4
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Re: Rear shocks replacement for touring

I personally like the HD air shocks on my UC. I like being able to add air to customize the ride depending on 2-up or solo. I did go with the lowered version (54631-02B) since I have lowered the bike front and rear. THAT and the REACH seat has made a big difference to the perceived stability of the bike. This may not be as big an issue on the EG.

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Old Feb 1st, 2010, 12:23 PM     #5
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Re: Rear shocks replacement for touring

I spoke with the fournales man today by email.
He answered my questions on 3 emails + gave me some advice and technical recommandations + made me a kind commercial offer.
It's ok i'll go with fournales classic 13,5" + the air pump.
Thanks for your answers.
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Re: Rear shocks replacement for touring

I have back issues also, and if it is going to make it comfortable who cares about price.
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Old Feb 4th, 2010, 08:30 PM     #7
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Yes a time comes when the rest of your life depend on it, you invest in what you shall without restriction.

To come back on the fournales, i think it will be confortable and it should technicaly never bottom due to the air incompressability property.

But as i'm in bed since 15 days now and i don't know if i will be able to ride again, i still not send the order. I think i will soon...

Watch your back ;-)

I received the shocks.

One pair for the Guzzi, one for the Electra (no jalous).
The pump was a gift.

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