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  1. #11
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    As suggested by Al this is great bit of kit for all sorts of jobs

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/31207577343...9942144&crdt=0

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    I'm thinking of buying this one made by Switzer at £64.90. It has 1500lbs capacity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluenose-1956 View Post
    I'm thinking of buying this one made by Switzer at £64.90. It has 1500lbs capacity.

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    I have one of these, or at least a different 'badged' one, on ebay it was same price. I find a block of wood is needed under the kickstand to stand bike up straight to allow you to slide the lift under the bike but it performs very well, my bike is rock solid when raised, it lowers smoothly, I recommend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavieL View Post
    As suggested by Al this is great bit of kit for all sorts of jobs

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/31207577343...9942144&crdt=0
    That is exactly what I have - I don't use the cradles though; largely because my Low is too - low.

    But I probably wouldn't use them even if I had more ground clearance because I feel the stability is better on a flat platform (which has carpet tile stuck to it for obvious reasons - No, Bluenose, not to match the floor).

    I also use a socket and ratchet instead of the supplied box spanner.

    AL

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    Got mine from amazon, as i neded it quick.
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B003O8HK...841_TE_3p_dp_1

    Fitted shocks yesterday.
    Changed stock 11 1/2" to 12" progressive 444
    Went for a test ride and they are much smoother over the same roads as I am used to with the old shocks, and also handles corners with so much more confidence, well worth the upgrade.

    XL1200c 2007 American Import

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    When you have fitted your new Shocks come back on and let me know how you get on with them... I have the same Bike with the standard shocks and if I ride over anything thicker than a matchstick it hurts my lower back, Would be nice to get off the bike without my lower back hurting lol.

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    When you have fitted your new Shocks come back on and let me know how you get on with them
    He did - read post #15, the one before yours. lol!

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    LOL.I must of posted my question before looking to see if any more pages of posts have been added ! I must admit that I often do that. I must always look to see if other pages have been added in future Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hog-Rider View Post
    LOL.I must of posted my question before looking to see if any more pages of posts have been added ! I must admit that I often do that. I must always look to see if other pages have been added in future Sorry.
    Hi Hog-Rider,
    No worries, I am over the moon with the shock upgrade, so smooth.
    I must admit was worried about increasing the shock length by 1/2" but all good, in my opinion I would not increase any more than 12" as this increases the angle of the stand and also you may have to increase the front forks.
    The 12" progressive 444`s seem to be just perfect for me and my 16stone bulk.

    XL1200c 2007 American Import

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