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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-21-2015, 08:26 AM Thread Starter
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Bad sissy bar fitment and chrome on a 2015?

I just installed the docking kit pn 52300353. This went on pretty easy once I figured out the horrible reference picture. Who makes these directions??

The sissy bar is 52627-09 and this is where I ran into problems.. At first I thought I had 2 different shocks with one being upside down..

This is the left side and everything looks good here. the sissy bar sat very easy on the notch.


This is the right side. The spring is half the size and set 180° from the other side. The sissy bar when vertical sits in the slot nice. Once rotate to horizontal it hits the top of the shock.


Immediately called my dealer who took the bags off another RGS and confirmed that it was the same way. After some more checking they have been knocking this side on with a rubber mallet and assured me it would break in after a while. To me this just says ill fitting at $180.00 and I expected more. Not really anything I can do besides change the shocks I guess.

During the install I was concentrating on the fitment and not the actual part. The next pic is on both sides in the crease of the bar and I am guessing a bad chrome job? I'm sorry but I expected more for what these parts costs. Is this a rare instance or is this typical?

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So apparently there is a TSB I missed from this thread..
https://www.roadglide.org/showthread.php?p=2342465

Now I guess its just a quality issue.

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So apparently there is a TSB I missed from this thread..
https://www.roadglide.org/showthread.php?p=2342465

Now I guess its just a quality issue.
I can't believe we're still discussing this issue. After months, EVERY dealer and service department in the world should have contacted each and every client to have their shocks verified. It is painfully obvious from the pictures that the first shock IS UPSIDE DOWN! If the piston and spring are on the bottom, your shock is installed backwards. Please, check your shocks and inform all of your friends to do the same!

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10 minutes later and the shock is reversed with the sissy bar sitting right in the slot like it was made to go that way

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So my dealer is telling me no such TSB exists and not turn the shock around. I have searched online for M-1386A and cant find a thing. Can anyone confirm this 100%?

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I can't believe we're still discussing this issue. After months, EVERY dealer and service department in the world should have contacted each and every client to have their shocks verified. It is painfully obvious from the pictures that the first shock IS UPSIDE DOWN! If the piston and spring are on the bottom, your shock is installed backwards. Please, check your shocks and inform all of your friends to do the same!
https://www.roadglide.org/showthread.php?t=182617
Actually the first photo the OP posted is the left hand side shock and it is in the correct orientation ,with the adjuster on the top, the second photo is the right hand side shock and it needs to be flipped end for end with the spring and piston on the bottom.
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Actually the first photo the OP posted is the left hand side shock and it is in the correct orientation ,with the adjuster on the top, the second photo is the right hand side shock and it needs to be flipped end for end with the spring and piston on the bottom.
My bad, Either way, THIS NEEDS TO BE CORRECTED BY THE MOCO NOW!

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NP. Service manual page 2-79 states Manual adjust shock absorbers: Install both with the rod end down. install the adjustable one on the left with the knob facing forward.
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I did end up flipping it and the service manual is about the only thing in print from HD that I can locate. No problems at all after flipping it

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