Softail Rear Shock Replacement

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by 90FXRS, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. 90FXRS

    90FXRS Junior Member Contributor

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    I've looked through the self-help, tips forum but really didn't see a direct answer for my question. I've got all of the bolts cracked loose. Do I really need to lift the bike and all that to change the shocks? Couldn't I just leave it on the ground and do one at a time? The pre-loads are set and the shocks are ready to go on. The lift I have is the basic floorjack style and it appears it would be more of a hinderance than help. Thanks
     
  2. Mad Dog Jim

    Mad Dog Jim Banned

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    I cheated. Floor jack to lift then two jack stands to hold it up but be careful...
     
  3. 90FXRS

    90FXRS Junior Member Contributor

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    Y'all can disregard this question......found my answer.
     
  4. ProF

    ProF Junior Member

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    Don't leave us hanging....what did you do?
     
  5. 90FXRS

    90FXRS Junior Member Contributor

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    Yes it can be done. Since the bike is on the ground there's not much room underneath so you will need that spline adaptor from Snap-On or something similar. First I cracked the bolts on the swingarm loose then took the nuts off the front. Removed one shock, put the new one on.....repeat for the other side. Went for a test ride and all is well.

    I found the adaptor, SRES24, on Ebay for $25.