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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-16-2017, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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2006 vtx 1300r still going strong

i know its only got 31000 miles on it but you only get a few months to ride her in new york!!
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-16-2017, 07:21 PM
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31k miles, there are many older VTX that have less than that.
Between NY and new England you have many places to go.
Get a jacket, chaps some some insulated stuff you should be good to October.
I see you did some personalzation, nice.
The rear shock bushings are shot...
The Green poly Honda bushings are great, the part#
BUSH, RUBBER (UPPER) GREEN 52489-HN0-671

I was up in NY on a non MC tour. No particular place to go, went off interstate in PA and wound up at Woodstock!
Some nice roads and views up there!

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got all the gear to ride into October and November
im no newbie and i got 25 years under my belt riding.
shock bushings are not shot,as you can see i keep my ride in tiptop shape
dont know how you can tell by the pictures. lol.
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OEM shock bushings go bad fast.
When the shock eye is not centered in the bolt/washer is is shot.
You could be metal on metal. I used automotive heater hose for a few years and it lasted longer than the OEM.
When Honda Polyurethane came out, I put some on.
Happens often. On a recent M&G I saw the same thing...
A cropped view of your photo.
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dont know how you can tell by the pictures. lol.
Shock bolt way off center, usually will reveal a worn bushing. Stock bushings are crap, its a known issue.
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damn,,that's something i gotta check out.
maybe you guys got something there but its not making any noise or rattles and i dont feel anything.
learn something every day...thanks
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damn,,that's something i gotta check out.
maybe you guys got something there but its not making any noise or rattles and i dont feel anything.
learn something every day...thanks
I had to do mine also, it did improve the stability in curves and higher speeds.
Cheap at about $10 for all four..... (partzilla).
Easy to do, one shock at a time.....


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