550 Spyder clam shell (rear lid ) gas prop rod kit eliminate the need to reach in, locate and set the manual proprod when opening or closing your clam shell. You simply unlock, lift the clam shell and it stays up, then you simply push it down to close it. You will still need to secure (latch) it as you normally do to ensure it remains locked and closed. This is not a locking prop rod but simply a hassle free way to open and close the clam shell.
This kit will come with two weld on ball pins. You will need to drill a 5/16 hole into the chassis rail perpendicular to the rear shock tower and weld the the new ball pin to the chassis. The kit also includes two steel reinforcing plates that will need to be riveted (3/16" rivets provided in kit) to just behind each rear inner fender. Then the gas shock can be snapped on.
Also note if you have a Beck or Chamonix you will need to order item# HA27