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  • Joeli22 Posts: 18
    Stock Poster Joeli22
    12 Oct 2017 11:05 AM
    On the home stretch finishing my vicla softail.

    Any advice appreciated on wether to go slamtail hydraulic or shotgun air ride for the rear suspension.

    Currently running OEM shocks with a 2" lowering pin/bolt fitted. Ridding at 2" max drop ( quite a hard ride I'm sure you will agree)

    I want to:

    Get a more comfortable ride
    Adjustable 
    Be able to slam the bike to the ground when parked up.

    All the US forums are saturated with pro shotgun people and that's fine - Slamtail being Australian; I'm sure very few in the states use it.

    Just want some real world advice it anyone has experience of both systems.

    Thanks j.



  • Wideglider Posts: 118
    Wollongong NSW
    Stock Poster Wideglider
    12 Oct 2017 11:51 AM
    Posted by Joeli22 on 12 Oct 2017 11:05 AM
    All the US forums are saturated with pro shotgun people and that's fine - 

    Thanks j.

     Yes, I'm sure anything with the that brandname would be a hot seller in the US.

    (Sorry, I'm no help with your question though).

  • Paz141 Posts: 52
    Townsville
    Stock Poster Paz141
    12 Oct 2017 01:21 PM
    I havent had experience with the shotgun kit but i read the instructions the other day and it looked so much easier to install if you are doing it yourself.

    A mate recently had a slamtail fitted to his breakout, rides nice raised or lowerd. He rides around with it slammed and it still has a quality rixe
  • Big Steve Posts: 510
    Yarra Ranges
    Performance Poster Big Steve
    12 Oct 2017 01:49 PM

    With the shotgun I always liked that you can add air to stiffen the shotgun at any height

    Not sure if the slam tail works the same.

    JD has a pretty decent following of customers in the US and abroad.

  • ralphski Posts: 827
    NE Foothills, ADELAIDE
    Performance Poster ralphski
    12 Oct 2017 08:26 PM
    have Shotguns on my Softail.
    can't say a bad word about JD and Jess, excellent to deal with.
    as for the shock, worth every $$$$.
    would highly recommend them.
  • Winger Posts: 601
    Adelaide
    Performance Poster Winger
    13 Oct 2017 09:39 PM
    Posted by ralphski on 12 Oct 2017 08:26 PM
    have Shotguns on my Softail.
    can't say a bad word about JD and Jess, excellent to deal with.
    as for the shock, worth every $$$$.
    would highly recommend them.

     +1 with what Ralphski says. Had Shotguns on my Heritage. Best value for money you can get, and brilliant customer service.

  • DR Posts: 37
    W.A South of river
    Stock Poster DR
    29 Oct 2017 04:47 PM
    +1 for Shotgun Shocks, best mod I have done
  • S.D.M.F Posts: 217
    Dwelling in a society near you
    Stock Poster S.D.M.F
    01 Nov 2017 03:09 PM

    I have the Shotgun Shock on my bike and love it.

    It has a great height adjustability range, from fully slammed to about 1"-2" higher than stock.  (handy for sliding the jack under)

    The best part is the ability to adjust the rebound at any height from rigid to super soft. 

    All with a lifetime warranty on everything.
    JD and Jessica are awesome to deal with.
    Worth every cent in my opinion.

  • Spero Posts: 176
    Stock Poster Spero
    01 Nov 2017 03:49 PM
    I've got a slamtail kit on my 2011 FXST & fucking love it! 2 1/2" of suspension travel & the ride, feel & comfort compared to standard is unreal! Ken was super helpful when I purchased the kit & spent about 10 minutes on the phone going over how to instal the kit, although I ended up getting a local bike mechanic to fit it as I was days out from my wedding & ran out of time to instal it, it took him 3 hours to instal & he said it was very easy to instal & was really impressed with the whole unit. All up the unit was around $2150 to purchase including the spring pre-load adjuster kit which to date I haven't used & to be honest I don't think you need unless you're planning on doing lots of two up riding. The best thing about this unit is it's 100% Australian designed & manufactured!!
    Cheers, Spero..
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