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I seem to bottom out every once in a while while solo...Lots when 2 up...A 2001 bike should not have this problem...I "only" weigh 215...Aftermarket stories anybody????:(
 

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GROUCHO said:
I seem to bottom out every once in a while while solo...Lots when 2 up...A 2001 bike should not have this problem...I "only" weigh 215...Aftermarket stories anybody????:(
GROUCHO, just curious,,,,,do you have the preload adjusted at it's maximum?

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Fifth...No I have not adjusted them since taking from the dealer...Maybe I'll try 2 notches higher???

TC...Do you think that will change the rake/ and or handling for the worse??:confused:
 

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You have a low rider,and the shocks are 11 3/4" no load. HD has a heavier shock,but they are expensive. $399. I think. You can go with a pair of 12 1/2" and give your self another inch,and stiffen them up. I have a new pair for sale. they have a heavier spring rate. 230/270 lbs/in. , I believe. Or a pair of progerssive's. 90/140 lbs/in. I have some of those too! LOL....But try the preload setting first,and if that don't work,try the longer and heavier ones. ( 12 1/2" ) Hope this works...Ralph
 

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Hey Ralph...
Thanks for your advise...I will try the preload..
In case that does not work...Please give me the details on your's for sale..
I hope to be riding again by the end of March.......
 

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You have a low rider,and the shocks are 11 3/4" no load. HD has a heavier shock,but they are expensive. $399. I think. You can go with a pair of 12 1/2" and give your self another inch,and stiffen them up. I have a new pair for sale. they have a heavier spring rate. 230/270 lbs/in. , I believe. Or a pair of progerssive's. 90/140 lbs/in. I have some of those too! LOL....But try the preload setting first,and if that don't work,try the longer and heavier ones. ( 12 1/2" ) Hope this works...Ralph


Will that impact the handling since the rake would be off a little???
Sounds like you "been there" "Done that"...LOL
 

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Hi,

I have a 2003 FXDL and in right corners I hit the ground with the lower exhaust pipe! In two up right I hit the ground to often! How do I tighten the shocks? turning them left or right?

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I have a 2003 FXDL and in right corners I hit the ground with the lower exhaust pipe! In two up right I hit the ground to often! How do I tighten the shocks? turning them left or right?

Sven
Righty-tighty, lefty-loosey, is what I was always told...

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Okay as fas as I see I can change them in four steps, but I am not sure what "right" exactly means. Does it mean if I look from rear of the bike to the front that I move the tool to left what makes the schock to turn right or does it mean i move the tool to right what makes the shock turn to the left.

I tried it today and it was in the a position when you totally turn the tool right!

I am a little confused! :confused:
Sven

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Righty-tighty, lefty-loosey, is what I was always told...

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GROUCHO said:
I seem to bottom out every once in a while while solo...Lots when 2 up...A 2001 bike should not have this problem...I "only" weigh 215...Aftermarket stories anybody????:(
try heavy duty progressive 440 rear shocks. they solved that problem for me.
 
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