smoother ride

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by mapleshovel, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. mapleshovel

    mapleshovel Member

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    hey guys i find that my softail is quite stiff
    i was wondering how hard is it to adjust the shocks,do i need a special tool?
    how can i make smoother?
    is there better chocks out there?
    any sujestions on how to make it more comfortable
    thanks
    roger:cheers
     
  2. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    They are adjustable.Below is a description of the method.

    Softail Shock Adjustment

    1

    Raise the bike with the bike lift so that the rear wheel is off the ground. Locate the shock adjuster plate on the rear end of the shocks.
    2

    Turn the adjuster lock nut counterclockwise two or three turns with a wrench. Engage the spanner wrench with the notches in the adjuster plate. Turn the plate, in full turn increments, clockwise to soften the ride and counterclockwise to stiffen it.

    3

    Tighten the lock nuts firmly onto the adjuster plate.