Mine don't act like that... Course... I only can stay in the saddle for 100 mis at a time... Decidedly Not Iron Butt..Ride and handle like a truck with 30WT. Maybe a garbage barge (bagger), but not a nimble FXR, with good springs. Run some Race Tech springs and emulators and 15w or 20 w fork oil you'll be impressed, unless your just going to the corner bar.
Ensure you use the proper... By The Manual, Amount of oil...I have 15w in the forks now. Stock springs though with 2" longer damper tubes and Racetech emulator valves sitting on top. I have 30w, that's been sitting around in the shop for years. Think I'll try it. It will be easy to change if it rides like a rigid front. I might have to replace the 20 year old springs too.
Is your day job something to do with engineering or government specs? Finding ways to make $2 jobs cost $200.Bleed new lifters. Over the years I've absconded with cake and bread pans, the turkey baster, measuring cups and various utensil's from the wife's kitchen, and used the dishwasher to clean cylinders.. Got ahold of her vacuum sealer and a vacuum sealer container, submerged lifters in oil, hook it up and cycle a couple times. Watch the bubbles, done. Be sure to put it back before she get's home LOL. View attachment 265644 View attachment 265644
Thats not a part number. Its a casting number. It may be the same as the PN or it can be earlier than the PN.Well, pulled my inspection cover out and found this. The part number comes back as the shovelhead part number, however, that blob of crap is covering a piece of the shifter sleeve from the L84 style. Apparently they cut it and left the oring seal in the primary and just slathered it with silicone. I guess I gotta ditch the E84 shift shafts I bought and pop for a tube style setup.... tedious.
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Sounds like all it needs is a higher spring rate. As for the long dampers, that just messes up everything related to spring preload and ride height.Yep the damper tubes are coming out, thanks. I thought I'd try them and I'm not impressed. I think at the very least they will wear the bushings out quicker. Worst case i'll leave up to the imagination. I always have put oil in by volume, as the manual specs, not by height.
Some of the newer forks or manuals may stipulate 'oil height' but mine does not. I think the 'air cushion' some talk about may be important on newer or inverted front ends. Damper tube fronts with longer or stock forks I still use volume.
It hasn't blown the Head Gasket???? Miracle I sayTook my ‘82 FXRS for a ride and a fellow rider noticed my head bolt bouncing up and down on top of the jug bolt - the one on the front cylinder that won’t come all the way out until the head is removed. Found out that it has the 12 pt bolt head on it and previous owner had taken pliers or something to it so torque adapter won’t fit on it. Been driving 12 point socket onto bolt head hoping to recreate the bolt head so I can torque it. I can get a socket on it now, but not the torque adapter. Ughhh. Have to keep working on it.☺