Join Date: Sep 2010
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*Read all the instructions carefully before installing this kit on your
motorcycle. Use your Harley-Davidson manual as a reference while
installing this kit.
*Support and lift the motorcycle securely so the rear wheel is just off
the ground and able to spin with light brake drag. The balance point is
between the engine and transmission.
*Loosen the upper shock bolts. Remove the lower shock bolt and
washers. Save these parts as they will be re-used with this kit. At this
point it is helpful to tilt the shocks up and back then re-tighten the
upper shock bolts.
* Remove rear belt guard mounting bolt/nut (longer 1/4-20 bolt/nut
hardware is provided for proper engagement).
* Position lower brackets onto left and right of swingarm being sure to
place end with spacer into clevis mount (stock shock position hole)
with spacer facing out. Use stock hardware (1/2-20 bolt/nut) to
secure lowering block to swingarm. Tighten bolts securely.
* Install belt drive guard being sure to locate guard's rear mounting tab
between the lowering block and swingarm clevis mount. Use 5/16-
24x1” bolt/nut (provided) through the 1/4” slot in lowering block to
secure in place (this new bolt/nut goes through lowering block, belt
guard mounting bracket, then into swingarm plate with locknut on
backside of swingarm). Tighten securely.
* Loosen upper shock nuts and position lower shock eye into new
lowering block (lift swingarm or tire/wheel to align or lower motorcycle
slightly. Use new 1/2-20 by 1-3/4 bolts and 1/2-20 nylock nuts
(provided) being sure to use a washer on front side of shock eye
before inserting bolts. *NOTE: On left side of swingarm secure rear
mount of belt guard with the same new shock eye bolt. Tighten
* Lower motorcycle and check preload (shock spring stiffness).
Adjustment may be necessary to suit personal preference in ride
comfort. Read your Harley-Davidson owners manual for procedure.
It's just like it reads.
Use Locktite on the nuts.
Do not tighten shock hardware until bike is on the ground, or else the rubber bushings will twist, as you had no preload on it, when tightened and it'll want to twist when you drop it.
Thanks, yeah I just need to get more familiar with the bike. I am so used to old cars. previous said remove axle. That doesn't sound right to me. I know thst the idea behind this mod is to move the lower part of the shock more back.