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Old 09-13-2011, 02:06 PM   #21
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Things which, should you learn them, would change your life forever. You might even vote Republican
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Old 09-14-2011, 06:20 AM   #22
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Schizuki, if the forks are the same old Showa's they are a piece o' cake to service!

(I'm pretty sure you know all this, but maybe it'll help somebody)

Not knowing what kind of sag you have, I'd suggest a longer preload plug (maybe 1/2") and one grade thicker oil (like, 10 to 15). If the sag is okay, and the front is too 'squishy,' then just an oil change would propably fix it.

I like to put the slider vertically in a vise (grabbing the caliper mounts to hide any blemishes), and then have a helper turn the tube while I hold the cap down. It's also really easy to re-install the cap in that manner. Especially when you have a longer spring arrangement.

I had the same issue you describe when I put PS shocks on the back of my FXR. While they were fantastic, the front then showed how bad it was.

I did what I described above with the plug, but I installed Race-Tech Gold Valves and kept the same grade of oil. Magical!

Granted, it was still a Harley 'Narrow-Glide' front end, but it was a lot better than stock.
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Old 09-14-2011, 06:52 AM   #23
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+ Eleventy-Billion for the Racetech Valves. They are The Shizzle, my Nizzle. Even better'n Bacon Sizzle.
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