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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-13-2014, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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Question Legends or arnott air ride

I've been thinking about doing air ride and have been looking at legends and arnott air ride. Who has either and what do you think? Thanks
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I don't have either one but I did the DIY Monroe set up you see on the forum. I think air ride in general is the bomb diggity so I don't think you can go wrong with whatever one you decide on

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I don't have either one but I did the DIY Monroe set up you see on the forum. I think air ride in general is the bomb diggity so I don't think you can go wrong with whatever one you decide on
I've seen the DIY system and a friend of mine told me about the corvette air ride system he put together
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I've seen the DIY system and a friend of mine told me about the corvette air ride system he put together
Granted it's no $1k set up but it works really well considering. I needed new shocks any way and for the price of building the monroes, to me it was well worth it

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I have Arnott Alduns. Doesn't include a gauge. I had problems with service when I first bought them but the shocks seem to be OK. Given what I went thru I would go with Legends.

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I don't know if you had an air ride system before , but here are some things to consider.

I have a 2012 road glide custom which I just installed the arnott air ride system on (the pricier one/ 11.5 inch height).

I notice when I let the air all the way out there is a vibration sound coming from the rear left side while riding.

Also I cannot seem to get the suspension/sag set properly. 40lbs in the system seems to do well, with the adjusters turned to the softest setting. But when I sit on it while stationary it does not drop or sag the slightest. I am pretty light around 160lbs.

One concern I have is with the belt, it seems it is to loose at the ride heights (40lbs and lower) I like that


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I have Arnott Alduns. Doesn't include a gauge. I had problems with service when I first bought them but the shocks seem to be OK. Given what I went thru I would go with Legends.
I saw that it doesn't come with a gauge and would probably go with a different switch but the legends system doesn't come with a gauge either. The legends system only comes in 13 inch as arnott comes in 12 or 13 inch.
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Frankie and I have the Arnott set up on two of our bikes. We both like them. No issues at all. I cant complain about the service. They took care of me big time recently. The distribution block cracked (our fault) and they pulled a guy off the main line to fab a piece up for me so I wouldn't miss the Memphis BBQ Meet & Greet. Overnighted it to me and away we went.
I cant give any comparison as for the ride difference between them & Legends, however.

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I just installed the Legend Air Ride on my bike. A buddy turned me on to his take off shocks. He upgraded his shocks. So far I am pretty damn happy with the set up. I am still working on getting my ride dialed in, but not hard being able to adjust on the fly with the handle bar controls.
Now, that said, due to the interigation I got when I called Legend with a couple of questions, I think I would look harder at Arnott. This guy wanted to know where I got my shocks, as in what was the guys name. I don't know what his deal was, but he was a bit of an ass hat, and if I hadn't already had the Legend shocks, I think I would have gone somewhere else. I just went online and ordered what I needed for the install.
Sorry no camarison between the two, but I thought I would throw out my customer service experience, just as an FYI.
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I sell Arnott's for a great price if you guys are going that way. I have had had many air rides in my day. Never have tried the Arnott as most of the air rides I had were on my softail. Regardless, I am sure I have the best price on Arnott's.

Another option is the shotgun shock with adjustable rebound. Talk to JD about that.
http://www.shotgunshock.com/

I don't think he has the bagger air ride on his site yet but give him a call. He is a straight up dude all the way around.

PM me or call for Arnott pricing please.
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