They’ll tell ya…if you’re listening.
You may not like what they have to say though…
“Time to get out your wallet.”
“NOT a good time Babe.”
“Is it ever?”
A little known and very expensive maintenance project that needs to be done on high mileage motorcycles is to change the shock oil.
Yep. The shock oil.
Step one: Drain it all out…
That shock is pretty much a spring with a metal stick in it now…there is no dampening left.
So, I accomplished step one. Drain the oil out. Took quite a few miles of hard riding to do it.
Step 2 will be to spend a bunch of money on new shocks, or see if Progressive will fix this set (again). Supposedly a lifetime warranty but they gave me a good hassling on the last time before they finally issued and RA, then they took 8 weeks to return them and tried to bill me anyway.
Ah well. Don’t make ’em like they used to I guess. This is the third set…in only 175,000 miles or so…