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Thread: Shock Absorber for Royal Enfield bullet thunderbird

                  
   
   
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    Shock Absorber for Royal Enfield bullet thunderbird

    I own a Royal Enfield bullet thunderbird. My bike rear shocks are in a bad state and needs to be replaced as soon as possible. I am confused between a hydraulic shock and gas shock filled up. one of my friend told me that gas-filled shocks are
    1. Expensive it will cost around approx 1800INR
    2. It is long lasting
    3. Has frequent problems of gas leakage
    On the other hand even classical shocks
    1. Relatively inexpensive it will cost around 800 INR
    2. Hard and does not provide better comfort.
    3. Last long
    Can anyone suggest if the above are true? Also recommend me which one will be the best?

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    You must go for the gas shock, you will not regret. If the gas does not last long, they are not used in royal Enfield with newer models. Go for the standard one, if you are living on the land without roads.

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    Personally, I think the classics are much better than full gas. I had a bad experience with gas-filled shocks, filtered and had to change it in a very short time, and then went for the classic last long and the bike felt like a bullet. If you are a person in search of a spongy ride and then go for the type of gas filled shock. We hope you make the right decision.

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    One of the technical problems are identified, gas filled shock are of greater in size than the results little more pressure on the chain sprocket bike riding just in the results of running the burnouts sprockets. And when traveling alone in a little loose change. This cannot be the right choice for the bullet.

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    I noticed this difference in the rear shock springs are configured in the absorption of hero Honda and Bajaj bikes. The spacing side coil spring is oscillating in the hero Honda. How these two different configurations affect the ride? Which is softer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vkochar View Post
    One of the technical problems are identified, gas filled shock are of greater in size than the results little more pressure on the chain sprocket bike riding just in the results of running the burnouts sprockets. And when traveling alone in a little loose change. This cannot be the right choice for the bullet.
    hi .i am having a tbird with modified swing arm ( that of eleminator )the ride is good , the only thing is the suspension travle is short , due to which the tyre bangs with the mudgaurd.can u suggest me with a shock absorber with a longer travel other can bullet endurance gas shocks.

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