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Hi guys, new rider with a fxdxt 2002.... i noticed the rebound, damping, and adjuster settings on the forks were not equal, so i read the manual and i will be setting the rear/front back to the factory settings for both pre-load...compression and rebound where needed...and give it a spin

My question is... what range in weight "lowest-highest" did harley design for the factory preloads front/rear for single riders? Iam 260lbs and wonder if my weight is past the factory pre-loads to begin with
 

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Originally Posted by ro9beam2002 View Post
Hi guys, new rider with a fxdxt 2002.... i noticed the rebound, damping, and adjuster settings on the forks were not equal, so i read the manual and i will be setting the rear/front back to the factory settings for both pre-load...compression and rebound where needed...and give it a spin

My question is... what range in weight "lowest-highest" did harley design for the factory preloads front/rear for single riders? Iam 260lbs and wonder if my weight is past the factory pre-loads to begin with
I'm about your weight and it was not optimal at factory settings, my rears are cranked up pretty high, I forget the setting though
 
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cool, i just set them on the 4th step and will try that... i used a rubber strap oil filter wrench for anyone wanting to do this with-out buying that spanner tool.
 
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I also turned up my front also. Stock is on the 5th line and I set it to the 3rd. I keep the back on 5 because I ride 2-up at times. I also increased the dampening in front as well.
 
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Forgot to add that I am 270.
 
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I have an 07 Suberglide. Is there a way to adjust the front rate? I was not aware of this.


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I also turned up my front also. Stock is on the 5th line and I set it to the 3rd. I keep the back on 5 because I ride 2-up at times. I also increased the dampening in front as well.

John, how many settings do you have for the rear shocks, the manual says 15 clicks, but i swear i can only hear 10 for mine...
 
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Originally Posted by CobraEd View Post
I have an 07 Suberglide. Is there a way to adjust the front rate? I was not aware of this.


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I don't think you have an adjustable front end on an 07. correct me if I'm wrong.
 
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Originally Posted by CobraEd View Post
I have an 07 Suberglide. Is there a way to adjust the front rate? I was not aware of this.


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Only adjustable on the FXDX or FXDX-T.
 
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Originally Posted by ro9beam2002 View Post
John, how many settings do you have for the rear shocks, the manual says 15 clicks, but i swear i can only hear 10 for mine...
I have 15 for the rebound and 5 preload settings on the spring out back. Up front I have 15 for both rebound and compression and not sure how far out you can soften the spring rate. You may need to click through the cycle a few times in case it is sticking. I noticed mine was over shooting the detents at first because I had to apply a little more pressure.
I did tighten up the compression to 2 from hardest, but left the rebound stock up front. I also tightened the spring to 3 lines but may go to 2 or even all the way. I am going to put in heavier fork oil over the winter to see if that helps. I definitely saw a difference going to 3 lines though. Out back I think I left the rebound stock, maybe a little harder. I have to check. I rode with the spring on 3 and 4 with no problems, but 3 was a little soft. On 5 it is a little firm, but not bad at all. I just leave it there so I don't forget to change it when I ride two up.
 

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