Originally Posted by yogin
The lower eye is not centered on the shock but shifted slightly to the side making the shock sit slightly outboard of the bike for clearance. I didn't realize this when i put my shocks on last year and put the left one in backwards and the eye cracked. Had it welded but the mechanic said he wouldn't trust it. Thinking of going to the air shocks but from what I have seen the air shock won't fit on the left side and the original FXRT left shock was special. shorter tighter spring . Regular shocks are adjustable for load but with RT hard bags you can't get access to adjust, hence the convenience of air shocks. I am thinking of just getting a set from Elvis. he has a few sets for about $200-$250 which isn't that bad considering.
I think I get it now. Thanks.
And congratulations. You get an assist on my 5000th.