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Default Shock Bushings

The shock bushings are basically gone on my bike, and I'd like to replace them, but i can't seem to find what i need...

I pulled one of the shocks yesterday, but i couldn't find any markings.

Not sure if they're OEM, but they look exactly like this

V-Twin MFG has bushings for XL 1954-1974 and 85-Up...
75-84 seems to be missing, but the measurements for the 85-up bushings look close...

Outer Diameter: 1"
Inner Diameter: 1/2"
Height: 1-3/16"
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if i were in this boat and did not want new shocks, i would get some urethane material and make my own, done deal and last a lifetime. first time in on my vehicles, i replace with urethane bushings, stiffens the ride a little because it is not mushy under a load.
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The two numbers I came up with are 54523-79 & 54556-84 (ebay pics)...

54523-79 (NOS HD OEM):


54556-84 (NOS HD OEM):


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The two numbers I came up with are 54523-79 & 54556-84 (ebay pics)...
54523-79 (NOS HD OEM):
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the 54556-84 P/N is the one i linked, listed as 85-up.

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