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FL350 Rear Shock Question
« on: October 13, 2013, 07:12:40 AM »

Here's a close up of the top mount of my right rear shock.

It has a valve to release air pressure that I haven't seen on some other FL350's.  Is this a stock shock?  I know the spring is the wrong color to be a stock shock, but as you can imagine, I'm not the first owner, so I don't know whether it has been painted or replaced. 

Can anyone tell me how to check to see if it is stock?


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Re: FL350 Rear Shock Question
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2013, 08:26:46 AM »
It is a modified stock shock. You should spin the adjusters to the lowest spring pre-load setting. If everything else is in working order, replacing them with Works would be high on my list.


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Re: FL350 Rear Shock Question
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2013, 12:45:02 PM »
The stock rear shocks come apart fairly easy, so its not surprise someone may have opted for a different paint color on the springs.  Mine are Ford blue, and a lot of people automatically think they're Works.
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