fxd forks are riding low

Discussion in 'FXR Models' started by mikem12, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. mikem12

    mikem12 New Member

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    I have owned this bike since new. I noticed the fork seem to be riding lower and I occasionally bottom out. I am looking to find out if there is an adjustment on spring tension or would it be better to go go progressive springs for more travel control. I am only gettnig about 3" of travel. But when the bike is stationary the look ok. I am jut not sure how to disassemble or if I need special tools.

    any help is appreciated.

    thanks,

    Mike
     
  2. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    If front has never been changed when was the last time the fork oil changed????
     
  3. JBC2565

    JBC2565 Junior Member

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    Here is some info on fork oil.
    Harley Davidson Community

    I would agree with dbmg. Do you have any oil on forks (fork seals leaking??)
    I'd say to get a HD service manual for your bike. Pays for itself many.many,many,many times over. Bunch of you tube video's on fork work as well. Look in self help section of the forum for info as well (also on home page).

    Welcome to the forum.
     
  4. Chopper

    Chopper Senior Member

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    I have installed these Ricor 39 MM INTIMINATORs on a couple dyna's and they do work really great. Front ends work better then new after the install.

    39 MM INTIMINATORs
     
  5. quadancer

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    I'd like to mention also that Harley manual says 50k before changing fork oil, but I pulled mine to put some thicker stuff in at 7k, and that crap was almost BLACK!!! While I was at it, I put 5/8" pvc slugs over the springs to lessen diving (boy, if you thought it was hard to get the caps on before...)
    At this time I'm running 2" over fork legs and tins, and saving for the Intimiinators: not one bad reviiew on them!