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Old 10-14-2011, 08:38 PM
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Ok so if any one is thinking about this... DO IT, it is heaven I just finished and my god it was worth every penny I spent... Highly recommended and very easy to do. Although use a lift I pulled a dumb@$$ move and did not have a lift took both shocks off at the same time not thinking at all and the bike fell no shock means swing arm collapse it was not fun at all and it helps to have help other that I had fun doing it and very easy
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:56 PM
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Are the RK's better to use than the Street Glides? Seems like I read somewhere the SG springs were shorter. My 48 hits me hard when I hit bumps. Kinds sucks.
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:49 PM
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The street glide shocks are Harley's low profile shock for the touring model , shortest they make 12" I believe
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RK's are 13", lowered RK HD's are 12" (which is what I put on my GF's Nightster) and I believe Street Glides are 11.5".

That sucks about pulling the shocks off!! I pulled one off and though "Oh ****, this is going to drop!!" LOL!! Glad it all worked out!

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Pictures please! Glad the installation went ok after the back collapsed lol.
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Since those are air shocks, where do you rig up the air fitting so you can air up the shocks? Is it just a tube that is tucked away somewhere?

I assume these gave the bike a smoother ride, but how did it affect the handleing? Better? Worse? or no change?

Some detailed pics would be great!

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Since those are air shocks, where do you rig up the air fitting so you can air up the shocks? Is it just a tube that is tucked away somewhere?

I assume these gave the bike a smoother ride, but how did it affect the handleing? Better? Worse? or no change?

Some detailed pics would be great!

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Old 10-15-2011, 01:14 AM
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Good to know!

New suspension is one of many upgrades I want to do. Just trying to figure out which route to go.
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Pictures please! Glad the installation went ok after the back collapsed lol.
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Ok so if any one is thinking about this... DO IT, it is heaven I just finished and my god it was worth every penny I spent... Highly recommended and very easy to do. Although use a lift I pulled a dumb@$$ move and did not have a lift took both shocks off at the same time not thinking at all and the bike fell no shock means swing arm collapse it was not fun at all and it helps to have help other that I had fun doing it and very easy
Glad it worked out for you.

I have been running the 13" airshocks (ultra or RK) on my sporty for years. Believe it is the first mod I made...cannot stand the ride with the stock shocks.

Using schrader valves on each shock, keep about 5 lbs in em.

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