Motorcycle Shock Absorbers by aihaozhe2

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									What happens when you hit a bump while riding? Well, your tire compress
fractionally. However, you will still experience bouncing. Basically, this is because
they are not really shock absorbers.

Motorcycle shock absorber comprises of oil-filled tube and a piston that slides up and
down the tube. One end of it is connected to the bike's frame the other to the wheel
hub. When the wheel moves upwards, the piston is pushed through the oil. It is now
the oil that provides resistance to the movement of the piston. Thus, kinetic energy is
transformed to heat.

Rear wheel shock absorber seems to have bigger springs which are mounted outside
of the hydraulic tubes while the front wheel has springs within the tubes. Those
shocks in the rear part of the bike are typically angled forward from the wheel to its
frame. On the other hand, those shocks in front are angled backwards. These angles
are mainly for the acceleration and braking in connection with weight shifts.

Motorcycle shock absorber systems make the bike manageable. Thus, every rider
must check their shock absorbers as well as other motorcycle accessories and parts
regularly. Better make sure that the recommended oil changes are followed. Be
informed though that modifications are not advisable. However, adjustments can be
tolerated if it is to complement the change in weight of the bike or the road
conditions.

It is obvious that motorcycle shocks design is not that wonderful to the feel. In fact,
that is the very reason why we feel great at times yet bumpy most of the time. The
difference may lie on the progressives. These are the sets of spring that come stock on
your bike. Choose the state-of-the-art quality springs to make a difference. You can go
to your trusted motorcycle store to inquire and purchase such to make your bumpy
ride a little more convenient.

Progressives make the extremely annoying bumps soft and comfortable. This is
because they become more difficult to compress. Lest, the shocks cannot be
compressed, air can be. Thus, some shocks are named air assisted.

There are cases when motorcycle shock systems are attached to an onboard
compressor. The latter are used to augment or diminish air pressure as a result, the
shocks become either harder or softer without changing the compression of its springs
in times of weight shifts and road surface changes. To make the compressor dawdle,
some riders are increasing the weight of the oil in the shocks.

There you go. Now, you can have a comfortable motorcycle ride. Thanks to the
shocks!

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