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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-26-2012, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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FLHR shocks on a FLTRX

I want to add some rear shocks from a Roadking to my RoadGlide Custom. I dont know if the front is any different on the Custom than a standard. If so, I would think I would still be okay. but what say you? Thanks

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the front end is the same. you'll be fine.

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If Road King shocks are the same as other non-lowered touring bikes, I have a set with ~100 miles on them, available.

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If Road King shocks are the same as other non-lowered touring bikes, I have a set with ~100 miles on them, available.
yep, they are the same. there was a change with the valving on both the 12 and 13 inch shocks in 2009 to go along with the frame change. and some sources will say things like 'fits 09 and up touring' etc. but physically they are the same size and will fit. some folks like to take the newer shocks and put them on the older framed bikes. whatever gives you the best ride....

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Thanks all. Got a never used set from a 2010. Good to know they will work. Thanks again
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next question. Anything special I need to do to change them out? Weight off bike, special tools etc...?
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next question. Anything special I need to do to change them out? Weight off bike, special tools etc...?
no special tools needed. a 3/4'' socket and an extension should do the trick. i do torque mine to spec when done, so i guess that could count as a special tool.

with the custom you have the shorter shocks, so you've gotta figure out a way to lift the rear of the bike to get the lower and upper shock mounts lined up with the mounting eyes on the shocks. what works for me, i park my bike in a condor wheel chock which holds it upright. i then use my lift to hold the rear end in place. remove both of the original shocks, then jack it up just as much as needed to get the mounts lined up. after mounting both shocks, torque the bolts to spec, remove bike from wheel chock, and ride....

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Dont forget to locktite the two main bolts and torque them to 35-40 foot pounds ,belive me those bolts do loosen with time without the locktite good insurance. Good luck.
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