Shock Absorber 2008 Dyna

Discussion in 'Other Service and Maintenance' started by Treedoc, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. Treedoc

    Treedoc New Member

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    I have a 2008 DYNA FXDC, The shocks are adjusted as tight as they go. I am big but not that big. Approx. 280 lbs. When I hit bumps it sounds like I am rubbing something like maybe the tire. Do the shocks need to be replaced or could they be set to tight? 10,400 miles.
    Any help would be appreciated.

    Treedoc
     
  2. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Is there any sign of it rubbing on the tire? try and loosen them up a bit and see if it helps, they could be to stiff. At 10,000 miles you should be good to go for a lot more miles before you need to change them.
     
  3. stray dog

    stray dog Junior Member

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    Is it possible the someone put shorter shocks on?

    If you are bottoming out quite a bit try some Progressive Heavy Duty shocks.
     
  4. lowriderfrf

    lowriderfrf Member

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    I am not much smaller than you. When I got my '06 Lowrider it had 11 1/2 inch Progressives on it. They bottomed out everywhere I went even after going to the manufacture's shop and having heavy springs added. In the end I went to 12.75 inch Progressive 440's. Now I can ride as aggressive as i like and never bottom out. Bike sits I little taller though, but handles hard turns much better. Good Luck
     
  5. Treedoc

    Treedoc New Member

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    It does appear as though the tire have some abrasions on the sidewalls.
     
  6. Treedoc

    Treedoc New Member

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    I was actually looking at the exact shock yo mentioned the 440 progressive.
    Thanks
     
  7. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Looks like it's time for the progressive shock. From what I've read and heard you should get the desired results with a good ride to boot.
     
  8. lowriderfrf

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