Table of Contents
- 1 What should shock bolts be torqued to?
- 2 How much air should be in Harley rear shocks?
- 3 Do shocks need to be torqued?
- 4 Can you over tighten shocks?
- 5 Do you need to torque shock absorbers?
- 6 What pressure should my bike suspension be?
- 7 Where can I find model fitment information for Harley Davidson parts?
- 8 What happens if you install a Harley Davidson suspension kit wrong?
What should shock bolts be torqued to?
They need to be torqued very high – 200 ft. lbs. as I recall – can look it up if you want.
How much air should be in Harley rear shocks?
Fasten the shock-absorber air pump to the rear air- suspension adjustment valve. Pressurize the rear air- suspension system to check for air leaks. Adjust air pressure for rider comfort and to accommodate changing load conditions. Do not exceed 50 psi (241kPa).
Do shocks need to be torqued?
Registered. You can replace your struts without a torque wrench but of course it’ll be better to have one. A lot of suspension components on cars aren’t supposed to be much tighter than you can do with your bare hands anyway (IE: no air tools).
What PSI should I run in my rear shock?
For the rear shock, start at about half of your rider weight for air pressure. You will have to adjust from here, but you will want to achieve the proper SAG for your frame, as recommended by your frame manufacturer. Typically this is somewhere between 30-40% of overall travel.
What pressure Harley shocks?
Low profile rear suspension recommended air pressures: FLHX (STREET GLIDE)
|Shock Load||Total Weight||Pressure|
|Rider with passenger weight of||up to 150 lbs (0-68 kg)||20-30 psi (138-207 kPa)|
|Rider with passenger weight of||over 150 lbs (over 68 kg)||25-35 psi (172-241 kPa)|
|Maximum GVWR||See Label||40-50 psi (276-345 kPa)|
Can you over tighten shocks?
By over tightening the shock absorber on the mount, this will excessively squash the bush reducing the amount of flexibility or articulation in the bush. This will lead to premature wear of the bush and possibly breaking the shock absorber eye or stud. Alternately the mounting bracket on the vehicle could also break.
Do you need to torque shock absorbers?
you dont need to torque the old post top shock, ones with two rubber washers and the nut. Just tighten the nut down till the rubber washer is just starting to squish, then go about 5 turns more. kinda in the middle of when it starts to squish and before you totally colapse it .
What pressure should my bike suspension be?
You’ll need a specific shock pump for this. What is sag? Sag is how much your bike settles into its suspension travel when you get on your bike and take your feet off the ground. Suspension is designed to work best with between 25-35% sag (AKA a quarter to a third).
How do you remove OE shocks from a motorcycle?
Both OE shocks must be removed before installing the shocks from this kit. To remove both shocks, place the motorcycle on a center stand with the rear wheel raised off the ground. If you choose to save the air shocks, never lay the shock absorber down.
How big is the spark plug gap on a Harley Davidson?
Spark plug type Harley-Davidson – 6R12 Spark plug gap – 0.038-0.043 in. (0.97-1.09 mm) Spark plug torque – 12-18 ft-lbs (16-24 Nm)
Where can I find model fitment information for Harley Davidson parts?
For model fitment information, see the P&A Retail Catalog or the Parts and Accessories section of www.harley-davidson.com (English only). Separate purchase of LOCTITE ® 243 Threadlocker and Sealant – Blue (99642-97) for proper installation of this kit.
What happens if you install a Harley Davidson suspension kit wrong?
If the procedure is not within your capabilities or you do not have the correct tools, have a Harley-Davidson dealer perform the installation. Improper installation of this kit could result in death or serious injury. (00333b) Installation of any accessory suspension components can affect cornering clearance.