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Old 09-29-2010, 05:46 PM
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Default Fork tube change...

OK - so I know I could figure this out with a quick look at a parts book or two, but I figured I'd ask (im lazy...)

So I'm changing out the fork tubes from the stainless to gloss black, and wondering what other parts I will want to consider changing. I figure changing the axle is pointless since you cant see it, but what parts can be seen and which ones would you recommend changing to black or chrome? I'm leaving the cowbells in stock chrome so I'm not opposed to chrome on the axle caps for example.

Oh - its an 09 FLTR, and yes I'll post pix when its done.
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Old 09-29-2010, 06:42 PM
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Now would be the time to change springs (if you're so inclined) and add a pair of Ricor Intiminators. Consider swapping your front rotors to floating ones too.
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Old 09-29-2010, 06:51 PM
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Now would be the time to change springs (if you're so inclined) and add a pair of Ricor Intiminators. Consider swapping your front rotors to floating ones too.
Oddly, thats about what's happening...

Going back and forth between Ricor's or just the Progressive front springs. I understand you shouldnt mix the Ricors with Progressives.

Putting the floating rotors on too - and changing the front brakes since we're there.

Other suggestions? I REALLY dont want to pull these things more than once.
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I understand you shouldnt mix the Ricors with Progressives.
I don't know where you got that, but I've been using both all year and couldn't be happier with the combo.
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I've got a riding buddy with a '10 Street Glide with the 1" lower Progressive springs and Intiminators. He loves the setup. Just make sure you let Brian at Ricor know that you're using the Progressive springs so he sends you the correct valving.

If your Roadie is an '09, it's already an inch low at the back. Going with the springs will drastically improve your suspension geometry (even though it's not doing you any ground clearance favors).
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I've got a riding buddy with a '10 Street Glide with the 1" lower Progressive springs and Intiminators. He loves the setup. Just make sure you let Brian at Ricor know that you're using the Progressive springs so he sends you the correct valving.

If your Roadie is an '09, it's already an inch low at the back. Going with the springs will drastically improve your suspension geometry (even though it's not doing you any ground clearance favors).
I didnt realize he had different valving for Progressive springs. I'm sticking with the stock height though.

The '09 FLTR is not lowered. That's the '10 FLTRX. The '09 is at the standard ride height. Actually had the lowered FLHX shocks on it for a while, and the beating I got from Houston roads made the stock height go back on. Wasn't worth the look or the loss of lean.
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Old 09-29-2010, 07:13 PM
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I don't know where you got that, but I've been using both all year and couldn't be happier with the combo.
Could have sworn I read it on here somewhere.

What do you gain from using both? I'm curious as to how it feels. It may be worth the extra couple hundred.
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I didnt realize he had different valving for Progressive springs. I'm sticking with the stock height though.

The '09 FLTR is not lowered. That's the '10 FLTRX. The '09 is at the standard ride height. Actually had the lowered FLHX shocks on it for a while, and the beating I got from Houston roads made the stock height go back on. Wasn't worth the look or the loss of lean.
Duhhhh, sorry. I forgot that the '10 was the chopped one, not the '09.

The '09+ factory springs are stiffer than the older springs, so there is a special valving for them. I believe (but I'm not positive) that the Progressives take the Intiminators for the '08 and older springs.
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Could have sworn I read it on here somewhere.

What do you gain from using both? I'm curious as to how it feels. It may be worth the extra couple hundred.

The standard height Progressive springs eliminate dive, dented fenders, and respond to the road much better than stock. Adding the Intiminators smoothed the response to everything, including expansion joints and potholes. It's a great combo.
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When I powdercoated my front forks I went with a Bad As Hell fork cap to finish off the right hand fork.
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