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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 10-26-2014, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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I had the bags off to take a look to see if I could make a lowering kit work on the RG (dealer said they have installed them on the 2015 specials without a problem... I doubt it based on my attempt and the springs contacting the bags)

Anyway, I noticed the shocks seem to be installed opposite of each other, the adjustable on the left side is correct with the knob on top and the shaft down but on the right side the shock has the shaft pointing upwards. Can anyone confirm that is the case on their, seems sort of backwards to me having the shaft of the shock facing opposite directions. Thanks

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I had the bags off to take a look to see if I could make a lowering kit work on the RG (dealer said they have installed them on the 2015 specials without a problem... I doubt it based on my attempt and the springs contacting the bags)

Anyway, I noticed the shocks seem to be installed opposite of each other, the adjustable on the left side is correct with the knob on top and the shaft down but on the right side the shock has the shaft pointing upwards. Can anyone confirm that is the case on their, seems sort of backwards to me having the shaft of the shock facing opposite directions. Thanks
On mine the knob on the left is on the top with the spring on the bottom and the right side shock has the spring on the bottom and the reservoir on the top. Can you post a pic?
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That is the right side shock in question... Left is good to go.
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That is the right side shock in question... Left is good to go.
Yours is opposite of what mine looks like.
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Thanks, I thought it looked odd... someone must have been in a hurry to get home that day.
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Thanks, I thought it looked odd... someone must have been in a hurry to get home that day.
Either that or mine is upside down. Lol
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I will have to check mine when I pick it up later this week. Do you think that is odd that the dealer did not pick that up before delivering you the bike?
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I will have to check mine when I pick it up later this week. Do you think that is odd that the dealer did not pick that up before delivering you the bike?
IMO they probably don't look at the bike that close to notice something like a shock upside down. Quality in the factory is suppose pick something like that up.
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I will definately check mine when I pick it up. That's crazy though.
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