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Can I replace the rear shock only? I am 70 years old and mainly just tour in my Slingshot. Don't even come close to any performance riding. I already did all the fast turns, 90 degree curves burnouts etc., with a series of past motorcycles. I think about 21 total.
 

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Can I replace the rear shock only? I am 70 years old and mainly just tour in my Slingshot. Don't even come close to any performance riding. I already did all the fast turns, 90 degree curves burnouts etc., with a series of past motorcycles. I think about 21 total.
I replaced my rear shock with a Qualcomm adjustable shock. It made the ride a lot softer. I didn’t think the cost of doing the front shocks was worth it. I also have no interest in destroying my tires with burnouts.
 

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You can replace the rear coilover only if you want. Some of the first Slingshots came with really great suspensions, then they kind of went stiff but with a lot of roll...I've only ridden in a limited amount of Slingshots so can't comment on most of them.

I replaced the coilovers in a few with completely adjustable units and it really helped the ride on some after a laser alignment. It depends on what you start with.
 

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Check with the guys a DDM for the best fit for you needs. Polaris Slingshot Parts and Accessories (ddmworks.com)
Here is an option for a rear shock only.

With this new complete set of shocks by DDM Works, with adjust-ability both front and rear, it practically makes it worthwhile to replace all three shocks rather than pay just for a rear shock, at least this is my way of thinking? Though they may also have a single takeoff shock they may be willing to sell to you?

Otherwise, there is a very early thread here somewhere which will describe how you can buy the individual components and build your own QA1 shock(s).

Bill
 

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Here is an option for a rear shock only.

With this new complete set of shocks by DDM Works, with adjust-ability both front and rear, it practically makes it worthwhile to replace all three shocks rather than pay just for a rear shock, at least this is my way of thinking? Though they may also have a single takeoff shock they may be willing to sell to you?

Otherwise, there is a very early thread here somewhere which will describe how you can buy the individual components and build your own QA1 shock(s).

Bill
Thinking about changing the shocks on my 21 SL. Just curious with the ride height adjustment option, will that through the wheel alignment out every time you change the height? Would love to get a slightly smoother ride due to the fantastic job they do on the roads here in NY LOL. Also would be interested in raising the height a little for getting the sling on to a ferry, not sure I have the clearance for the ramp on t the ferry?
 
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