Softail Shock Adjustment

Ribs

Live Free & Ride Hard
25 PSI
What about spring seats. ? are they any good ? do any of you have those type?

I seen some that have shocks but from what i can tell you have to weld onto your frame. :(
 

Ribs

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Hey now! I'm lovin the ride on my pit :oldthumbsup: Rode a soft tail a while back and it just didn't "Feel right" :2cents::2cents:
Yeah i can understand that, after riding my Road Glide this Chopper feels like riding a shopping trolley. :eek:
Im sure since i made the adjustments on the suspension. im thinking its going to be a improvement.
 

Ribs

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Big dogs are the hot rods of motorcycles they are suppose to ride ruff,vibrate,bark loud, and attract tons of attention it's all part of the experience just embrace it:chopper:
Yeah i love it i just need to make it mine. I have ordered the risers for the bars. The longer bolts are already here.
Im wanting to sit up straighter and have higher bars. looks like im going to need all new control cables.
 

USNChief

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Big dogs are the hot rods of motorcycles they are suppose to ride ruff,vibrate,bark loud, and attract tons of attention it's all part of the experience just embrace it:chopper:
How true.
Yeah i can understand that, after riding my Road Glide this Chopper feels like riding a shopping trolley. :eek:
Im sure since i made the adjustments on the suspension. im thinking its going to be a improvement.
Ain't a Road Glide brother, it's a bad ass machine.
 

chubs

Guru
Yeah i can understand that, after riding my Road Glide this Chopper feels like riding a shopping trolley. :eek:
Im sure since i made the adjustments on the suspension. im thinking its going to be a improvement.
See there Ribs, ya went and got spoiled riding that Harley Fergason !! Dogs just ride a little bit stiffer, that's all.:old2::cheers: Stay safe down there!
 

Ribs

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Big dogs are the hot rods of motorcycles they are suppose to ride ruff,vibrate,bark loud, and attract tons of attention it's all part of the experience just embrace it:chopper:
I love my Chopper no questions there, i just need to make it mine.
 

chubs

Guru
I love my Chopper no questions there, i just need to make it mine.
That baby is already yours. Says so right on the title ! I've had my pit for a few years now, and the only thing I've done is put steel braid on some of the hose. Oh and a little Velcro on the dash to hold my cell phone, so I can use the speedo app, cause the speedometer don't work! The point is, It's YOURS and you're the one counts!
 

Ribs

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That baby is already yours. Says so right on the title ! I've had my pit for a few years now, and the only thing I've done is put steel braid on some of the hose. Oh and a little Velcro on the dash to hold my cell phone, so I can use the speedo app, cause the speedometer don't work! The point is, It's YOURS and you're the one counts!
Right On :cool:
 

Ribs

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Yeah already checked progressive shocks at revzilla will do more research.
I will take it for a ride tomorrow and see if it made a difference. im sure there will be a difference i could feel a difference just sitting on it after i adjusted it.
What tire pressure do you guys run? My Back tire was at 25 PSI and its super cold here now so im guessing its been almost thirty or more in the heat.
 

Th3InfamousI

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I would change the shocks to a new set from Progressive Suspension, huge improvement over stock based upon my experience.
You remember which model you got?

They are standard Harley Shocks just can't remember the year.

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BadDawg Bill

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Yeah already checked progressive shocks at revzilla will do more research.
I will take it for a ride tomorrow and see if it made a difference. im sure there will be a difference i could feel a difference just sitting on it after i adjusted it.
What tire pressure do you guys run? My Back tire was at 25 PSI and its super cold here now so im guessing its been almost thirty or more in the heat.
One word of caution. The progressive shocks come in regular and HD. If you are under 220 lbs get the regular or it will feel like a hardtail....
 

Ribs

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One word of caution. The progressive shocks come in regular and HD. If you are under 220 lbs get the regular or it will feel like a hardtail....
Yeah im 300lbs i'll make sure i get the ones that can handle more weight
good point!!
 

Ribs

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You remember which model you got?

They are standard Harley Shocks just can't remember the year.

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I added a photo of them earlier in this post. im guessing there the ones that big dog used on the 2000 models. I'm not certain thou they might have been changed out? ?
Also i lowered the air pressure a little in the rear tire its not rock solid anymore im sure it will feel much better.
 
View attachment 37706 Hey Guys, Need Some Help

I realized the other day when i Jard my back, that i need to adjust the suspension on this baby.

I went and got the tool needed and jacked the bike up but not easy as i expected and looks a bit different then the video i found on the net.

I have added a pic so you know exactly what im dealing with.
When i use the adjustment tool the whole shock spins.

Help Please

Softest ride is what im looking for
Ribs
Ribs,
The jam nut on the left is all the way up against the shock, that will cause the entire shock to spin. You need to back the jam nut off and then adjust the shock. Make sure both sides are even and tighten the jam nuts back up.
 
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