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  • Roadwing shock is amazing!

    I had the pleasure of meeting Jason (smokescreens) and have him install a Roadwing shock on my 06 Roadstar. It was a quick install and even more so because it turns out my bike has a lowering kit on it which helped with ease of install. I was not aware of this but would help explain he issues with bottoming out I have been having compared to my V-star 650. I am still tinkering with the RAP to see if I can live with the lowering kit. I may have to find a stock setup if I can’t. It’s only 1.5” but it’s enough to be cautious in turns.

    Thanks again for for the quick and amazing work. Also for all the other information you shared.

    Thanks!
    Matthew
    sycloneman
    I’m a Mog. Half man, half dog; I’m my own best friend.

  • #2
    He’s a pretty good guy. He’s really stepped up and stuck with the Roadwing thingie.

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  • #3
    Yep Jason is one of the good ones and the Roadwing is a must on every R*.

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    • #4
      I highly recommend the Race Tech Springs in front, set for your weight. I would also go for the Gold Valve emulators too, Everything I've read those will make a huge difference as well. Springs and an oil change are pretty easy and a perfect time to check out your neck bearings as well.
      2000 Roadstar 1600 - BAK, Pumpless, Curt's manifold, Mikuni HSR42 Freedom Combat Pipes Jumbo Strong bags, PPG 'HellFire' Paint.

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      • dennishiggins
        dennishiggins commented
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        Dude, you make your Roadie look like a mini-bike...lol you might need to try a strat on for size!

    • #5
      Originally posted by Jaybo View Post
      I highly recommend the Race Tech Springs in front, set for your weight. I would also go for the Gold Valve emulators too, Everything I've read those will make a huge difference as well. Springs and an oil change are pretty easy and a perfect time to check out your neck bearings as well.
      Sure works for my '01 and I have my Roadwing connected to my Flipped Relay Arm for a comfortable 1 1/2" lowered ride. and 15wt oil in the front.

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      • #6
        I was looking on a Goldwing site a few days back and the discussion was about how their rear shock was underrated for the weight of the Goldwing

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        • BubbaKahuna
          BubbaKahuna commented
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          Stock GL1800 Goldwings are also a 900# bike. Quite a bit more than the average Roadstar.

      • #7
        Thank you guys for the complements. I hope to continue helping people as time comtinues.

        Im glad to hear youyou still love it. Did you take the lady for a ride yet?
        my Wallet is Getting dangerously close to spontaneous combustion

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        • sycloneman
          sycloneman commented
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          Actually no. We’re going to Pine Knob tonight to see Zombie so we’ll see what she thinks.

        • 2time
          2time commented
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          What those guys said Jason. Thanks so much for transforming my bike.

      • #8
        I still need to install mine. Everyone says it’s easy, but I still refer to all the parts of my bike as thingys, dohickeys, and “that thing right there”. So, it might be a challenge for me.

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        • Smokescreens
          Smokescreens commented
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          You have a pretty fair amount of members in texas. Maybe they can help you out if you put it out there

      • #9
        Jason Woody AKA Smokescreens is a very close friend of mine and I love my Roadwings I’ve gotten from him as well. Jason seems to put people first. You won’t ever hear me complain about Jason.. glad you like your Roadwing set-up.

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        • #10
          Originally posted by jakeUSAF View Post
          Jason Woody AKA Smokescreens is a very close friend of mine and I love my Roadwings I’ve gotten from him as well. Jason seems to put people first. You won’t ever hear me complain about Jason.. glad you like your Roadwing set-up.
          thank you jake. i do my best to get people the right stuff int the right time frame for a fair price and normally people are pretty happy with it.

          im just mad that i cant still sell them for $150 like i did at the start. but after all i stopped counting after 300 shocks so pickings are a bit slimmer than before
          my Wallet is Getting dangerously close to spontaneous combustion

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          • #11
            Has anyone had any contact with smokescreen lately to pick up one of these sweet roadwings?

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            • #12
              Originally posted by Smokescreens View Post


              im just mad that i cant still sell them for $150 like i did at the start. but after all i stopped counting after 300 shocks so pickings are a bit slimmer than before
              Ive seen you mention that you’re having more difficulty finding parts. So what are you selling them for now?

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              • Smokescreens
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                i can give you a price but im really at the mercy of what slim pickings i have

              • LUV4RS
                LUV4RS commented
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                Hey there smokescreens... tried to pm you but was not able to send.

            • #13
              I just got a very very good deal.... 5k mile GL1800 shock from a 2012 trike conversion.... $64.50 shipped. Complete with collar ready to convert. I been looking for 2 years for them.... First one I found under 100..hell under 200.. Click image for larger version

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              LET'S RIDE

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              • Doc_V
                Doc_V commented
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                Quick tip: I was *just* out in the garage putting my shock back together, after having it rebuilt, and I noticed that when Jason drilled the new holes on the bottom fork, he drilled one larger than the other, so the dogbone bolt only goes through one way. I mention this, because if I didn't know any better and was making my own Roadwing, I'd probably drill both the same size.

            • #14
              Originally posted by Tacoman37 View Post
              Has anyone had any contact with smokescreen lately to pick up one of these sweet roadwings?
              Do you live in tacoma?

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              • Jaybo
                Jaybo commented
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                or does he like Taco's?

              • Tacoman37
                Tacoman37 commented
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                Lol I drive a couple Tacomas. Michigan for me!

            • #15
              I'm looking at installing the Roadwing as well...good to hear!
              "It's not the destination...it's the ride"

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              • #16
                Can you get these roadwing shocks ready to just drop in? My AZ Roadstar needs a new rear shock, but I don't have the time or tools out there to modify the shock. Need something that I can take out of the box, and put right into the bike. Otherwise was looking at a Progressive.

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              • #17
                how many clicks are you guys turning the (RAP) after just starting to feel the fluid push, just curious to see where others are comfortable, i usually have it at 4 turns (clicks) for 1 up im 200lbs and 6 turns for 2 up

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                • BubbaKahuna
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                  That's going to depend on which RAP you use. There is no 'standard' RAP to use for reference.

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