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1974 GT80 rear shock

19 Dec 2019 12:06
KRA
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1974 GT80 rear shock #1
Hello, in the process of fixing up a 74 GT80 and would like to increase the rear spring compression to better accommodate adult riders.
Not wanting to increase static ride height.
Looking for shock change recommendation.
Thanks

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19 Dec 2019 18:41
RT325
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1974 GT80 rear shock #2
The rear dampers are pretty marginal so far as damping goes so any spring increase will only make the damping worse so idealy i think you need to look for a better quality pair of shocks with adult springing & some sort of spring adjustment incorporated. In saying that, i've not got anything in mind but will go looking. They're not a very long shock & also not very big diameter spring so maybe not much room to run a norman size spring but just guessing. [& welcome if you're new]. Sorry--i'm no help am i lol.

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19 Dec 2019 22:35
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1974 GT80 rear shock #3
Agree a new shock and spring is what i,m looking for. Appreciate your assistance.

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13 Jan 2020 18:19
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1974 GT80 rear shock #4
Let me know if you find a nice fit, wouldn't mind replacing mine as well

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