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Default '81 front Shocks

My '81 is probably stock. Def nothing special

What inexpensive (cheap) options are out there?

Height is ok as she sits, You see I gots the rear where I like it

If those springs are 40 yrs old, and nothing special to start with...

And I'm not looking to put a GXR front on, just help the old one be better.

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heavier oil in the tubes maybe
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I have always liked 15W in my old bikes
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What springs have people used?
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