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September 11, 2017

Motorcycle shock bolt snapping

by biker1

Motorcycle shock bolt snapping – progressive shocks

Okay, here comes my motorcycle riding story in the category of ‘there I was – thought I was going to die!’. this video is about shearing off the rear bolt that holds one of my two progressive shocks on my American Ironhorse Texas Chopper motorcycle.

I have a lot to say in this video and so it got a little long, now this video should be considered number one of two videos ( working on the second one right now) about this motorcycle riding incident. This first video talks about exactly what happened leading up to and during the bolt that secures my progressive 442 shocks to the frame of my motorcycle snapping off on the freeway.

My two favorite factory built custom choppers, the American Ironhorse and the Big Dog motorcycles both use the  Progressive 422 shocks mounted horizontally under  a number of their softail models. currently I’m riding the Texas Chopper that shown in this video, but, I have owned, and hopefully will only again,  a Big Dog K-9. Both of these great bikesuse the horizontally mounted progressive 422 shocks

Motorcycle shock bolt snapping

Motorcycle shock bolt snapping

The second part, I should say video number two to follow, will get into detail on what was involved in the repair  and what the conclusion was as to the probable cause of this very dangerous and expensive situation. Really, the main part of the second video,is going to offer a very possible reason for this happening, and most importantly of all how to do a couple second check on your motorcycle suspension system to possibly ensure that the same thing is not about to happen to you!

Motorcycle shock bolt snapping

Video number two will also show how to adjust the progressive motorcycle 422 model shock absorber. As I say in the video, this incident is not exclusively confined to the American Ironhorse motorcycles, Big Dog motorcycles, or for that matter any particular brand of motorcycle.

Motorcycle shock bolt snapping

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