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Latest post Fri, Sep 19 2008 5:43 PM by FLSTC_96. 2 replies.
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  • Tue, Sep 2 2008 9:13 PM

    changing softail shock springs

    hi was wondering i have my shock adjusted to the stiffest preload and still bottom out sometimes.I weight about 230 and passenger 140.I read a few post about guys changing the springs in the softail shocks with big red spring.I have read that they havent bottomed out  with these springs?Was wondering how difficult it is to open the shocks since the spring is under pressure.has anyone done this before and can give me some advise how to take apart?Thanks

  • Wed, Sep 3 2008 9:40 AM In reply to

    • Xea
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    Re: changing softail shock springs

     To replace the spring, the shocks must be removed from the bike and a press or a special tool PN 701-365 $ 82.99 would be required to take them apart.

     Faster, Faster, Faster! Till the trill of speed overcomes the fear of death......

  • Fri, Sep 19 2008 5:43 PM In reply to

    Re: changing softail shock springs

    It sounds like you and I are carring about the same weight on our bikes. I have a 96 FLSTC and was bottoming out all the time until I changed the rear shock springs to the "heavy duty", (red) ones. The bike hasn't bottomed out since. The only thing I don't like is the bike rides like a hardtail when riding solo......oh well, what ya gunna do?   Scott, South Korea

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