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  • Modern bikes have a variety of rear suspensions to help soak up the bumps in the road and provide for a stable ride. The motorcycle shock absorbers used in rear suspensions usually are adjustable. You can adjust them for a soft or hard ride and for the weight of a passenger and luggage. Otherwise, the shocks need no attention from the rider.
  • Some rear suspensions hide the shock absorbers and give a Hard Tail appearance. Some bikes have a single rear shock, usually well hidden. Older bikes had no rear suspensions and relied on the front suspension and seat to cushion the ride. This picture shows the right rear shock absorber, the mechanism that looks like a spring.

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