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Classic Shocks - MPerry - 06-21-2021

I just finished replacing the front shocks, a couple air bags and brake shoes on the front of my classic. The shocks were still the factory originals, spray foam covered and all, Gabriel S2607B. Gabriel lists 85702 as a standard replacement. I was looking for something a little better. I believe the Koni replacement should have been 90-2434, but I got conflicting information about that model still being in production. I found Gabriel offered an adjustable gas shock SLX 89412 that seemed to be correct. In comparing the shocks these are the specifications I found.

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The Gabriel is adjustable and the rebound is supposed to be the firm setting. I installed them at the extra firm setting. First 400 miles have been great, but those factory originals were pretty tired anyway. They did settle the front down and I think a pair on the back would really help too.


RE: Classic Shocks - hbens - 06-22-2021

Marcus,
I'd have liked to be riding with you on those first miles after replacement. Grinning might be at its peak then followed by "why didn't I do this sooner?"
I remember my first set of 4 new tires on a car. It may have been going from bias to radials but the difference in the ride was huge.