passenger problems

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by slick75, May 3, 2009.

  1. slick75

    slick75 New Member

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    Well I have been working many years to get my first harley and I finally have one. My question is in my owners manual it says if you want to haul a passenger you need to get beefier suspension, but i went ahead a got a 2 up seat and when I took my girl for a ride last night it swayed in the corners! Could this be due to the suspension? Should I get a heavier set of springs, or could something else be causing this? I'm on the iron 883 by the way.
     
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  2. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    Re: sportster iron

    Start with checking your tire pressures,you can go a little higher in the rear to compensate
     
  3. wildspirit97

    wildspirit97 Senior Member

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    I just help a friend put new progressive 12" shocks on his Nightster and he says it's a way better ride.
     
  4. glw22041

    glw22041 Member

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    I rode an 883 for 8K + Miles with my passenger. I installed a MUstang Touring seat, adjusted the shocks to max (Get a spanner wrench, and increased tire pressure).

    We have many enjoyable rides.
     
  5. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Any movement the passenger makes will be felt by the rider as the bike responds to the adjustment of weight position
    depending on the weight of the passenger a bike the size of a Sportster will fell a lot different with a passenger on

    Brian