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Installed air adjustable shock on my Vintage

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Just finished this afternoon's project, installing the air adjustable shock off the Roadmaster/Chieftain on my Vintage. Install was pretty straight forward. Too many bolts to get the rear fender off, but whatever. Total of 18 by my count, but 6 only had to be loosened. Took it around the block after finishing and it felt nice, but don't have time for a longer ride tonight. Updates to follow. From input of those who have done it already, it will be a nice upgrade.

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Yes, I also upgraded to the RM shock on my Vintage, was the best upgrade I've done yet.

Don't forget to readjust your belt to the Chieftain/RM spec. as the air shock does have more travel.
 

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I own a 2014 Vintage and a 2015 Roadmaster. Both ride great and smooth. I really see very little difference. But I'm glad you guys are experimenting and upgrading to make your bike your own, it's part of the motorcycle experience!


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The main advantage to me is that it allows quick adjustment of preload going from 1 to 2 up. It does give you a little better ride also as the spring tension is less and the travel is increased. I agree that the stock Vintage ride is very nice also.
 
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