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This is one of those "oopsie" moments that happens occasionally. . .



I have a spare CX650 Turbo monoshock that has been sitting in storage for like, oh a year.

The previous owner had changed the shock because it didn't hold air.

Well, I pumped the sucker up with 75 lbs of air last year, checked it last night, sure enough, it still had 75 lbs of air.



I figured the guy was a dumbass, and installed it in my 500T last night.

Hopped on my bike this morning, and took off, after about 1/4 mile, I said to myself,

"Self, this ride is a lot rougher than usual."

First corner I hit,

"Self, the turn in feels wrong. I lowered the front shocks 1/2" in the triple tree, this bike should turn in quicker."

"What the hell?"



I get to Highway 12 and Farmer's lane, the ass end slips out a little.

"Self, something is really f***ed up here, you've never slipped there before, except on the Silverwing."



I finally make it to work, and go up the curb. Rear end does not move.

"Hmmmm."

Go over the speed bump. Rear end does not move.

"Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. . . ."



Park the bike, can't get it on the centerstand.

"Ohhhhhhhhh. . . "



Look at all of the linkage.

"Linkage is fine."



"Ah f***! the dumbass was right. Damned thing isn't holding air under load Who's the dumbass now, dumbass?"



Lo and behold, the first 1982 CX500 Turbo hardtail was born.



(guess I'll be putting the 500T shock back on until I have time to rebuild the 650 shock.
 

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Thanks for sharing the story
 

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I had thought the same lol. Couldn't think anybody would bobber out a turbo.
 

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Well, the fix-a-flat is still working for me!

Holds air and I adjust it up or down for a different ride.

The other day I dropped the pressure down to 40 lbs. and noticed a big diff.

Had to take it back up to 60 lbs to get the feel that I like.

The front forks have always held pressure and max pressure seems to me about right for

the hills and curves at Deals Gap.
 
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