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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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Had a chance to get out on the bike for a while this afternoon. Wow! I was hoping for at least noticeable, and it was quite noticeable. Much better improvement that I was expecting. I am sure with work I could have gotten the stock Vintage shock adjusted better, but this is hands down much easier, and such a smooth ride. I put about 30 psi in (I weigh about 225, plus gear, plus junk in the saddlebags) which is just a little on the high side according to the chart in the manual, but felt good. Very happy with the upgrade.
 

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Is the air shock that much better than the Classic or Vintages? How much do they go for? 1k?(wild guess)

Also, how bad is it to take off the rear fender?
I am not sure what they sell for new. I bought mine as a package deal with everything that came off a Roadmaster getting a trike conversion (basically everything from the swingarm pivot back, except for the top case and seat). You should be able to find them on ebay as there are more and more trike conversions.

Taking off the rear fender is not hard, just tedious. Go slow, and find all the bolts...
 

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What unit did you get? I wouldn't mind spending the money on something like suspension. High quality and ease of adding air into the unit.
I just got the stock Chieftain/Roadmaster shock.
 
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