Lowering my 2006 fatboy

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by mqhybrid, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. mqhybrid

    mqhybrid Active Member

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    I have removed the rear shocks from my 2006 fatboy. too change out the top adjusters and put in the ones to lower it. but i am unable to remove them
    they only seems to screw down and up then they stop out both ways. could anybody give me some advise please...
     
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  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Have you tried removing the rear bolts back by the swing arm?
     
  3. mqhybrid

    mqhybrid Active Member

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    yes have the rear shocks out and i have even tried to hold the main cylinders in a vise and i still can't get them out..
    :bigsmiley31:
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    It sounds as if you are trying to remove the threaded portion of the shock here. You have to remove a snap ring in the groove at the top of he shock to get this out. Usually the lowering kits are added to this section like an extension and not a replacement.
     
  5. ekw13Fatboy

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    ekw13Fatboy Active Member

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    Those instructions will work with any similar kit you purchase, since they basically the same now. You can also print or save that PDF file to take with you to the shop.
     
  7. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Good info. I'll add it to the self help area.:s
     
  8. mqhybrid

    mqhybrid Active Member

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    thank you very much your advice help out great when i got the kit it did not have any instruction :bigsmiley17:
     
  9. ekw13Fatboy

    ekw13Fatboy Active Member

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    Thanks, just trying to help a rider.
     
  10. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    That's why we're all here.:D That's what it's all about.