Ricor Intimindators and Fork Question - Road Glide Forums
Suspensions Discuss all you Suspension needs and wants here!
Sponsored by: JRI Shocks

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-18-2012, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 2
Ricor Intimindators and Fork Question

I have a 2009 CVO RG and am in the process of installing a set of Ricor Intimindators. I'm having some trouble with fork oil level for my forks. The install instructions indicate:
• 1/2 quart of Amsoil 5W 39-41mm
• 1/3 quart of Amsoil 10w 49mm

Which forks do I have (39-41mm or 49mm) and from your experience are the quoted oil levels accurate? I weigh 240 and ride somewhat aggressively.

I put 16 oz of Amsoil 5w in each leg and have the bike pretty much put back together, but holding off completing the project until I hear that I didn't screw up. BTW: I spoke with Brian. His recommendations for oil volume are that the level should be 6" from the top of the fork tube when compressed. I didn't do this - I went with the 1/2 quart per leg. Brian doesn't know how many ounces are needed to reach the 6" mark.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks much.
Vinchenz is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-18-2012, 01:41 PM
Life Member
 
tj316's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Sunny Florida
Posts: 1,683
you have 41mm , 16oz should be ok , when I ran them 12oz put me at the 6" mark


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
2011 FLTRX 120ST , CR-630i cams , Zipper's air cleaner, TTS tuner , Dragula2 pipe , Biketronics amp/speakers/tweeter grills , custom Corbin seat, LRS 12" , Dakota Digital Gauges , BR 1 1/2" Sweeping Beater Bars , True Track Stabilizer, Ohlins shocks / Ohlins forks, Jagg Fan Assisted 10 row oil cooler & so much more TJ Sunny Florida
tj316 is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-18-2012, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 2
TJ316,

Based on your experience, I think I'll drain a few ounces from each leg and try that. Thanks for the reply.
Vinchenz is offline  
 
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-10-2013, 10:23 PM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 11
How did it turn out. I'm putting the RICORs in soon, with race tech springs.
NYSport is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-06-2013, 05:20 PM
Hangaround
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Marysville, Wa
Posts: 198
???? Updates ????

2013 Harley Davidson Road Glide Custom Big Blue Pearl
Arlen Ness Inverted Big Sucker Deep Cut Chrome Aircleaner, FuelMoto Power Vision tuner, Jackpot 2-1-2 header, Jackpot 4" slash up mufflers. And a big ole smile on my face
Papi63 is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-13-2013, 08:29 PM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 11
Well, I installed the Ricor intimidator and race tech springs. The "nose dive" under braking is noticeably improved. The ride is also much better than stock. I think I'll install Ohlins cartridges when they become available. There is still a lot of room for improvement but for the price it is a great upgrade.

2012 RG CVO
2008 Nightster (sold)
NSDQ
NYSport is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-13-2013, 08:45 PM
Member
 
gscojo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Stillwater, MN
Posts: 340
Oil level and sag adjustment are critical with this setup. Unless you took your forks completely apart and cleaned there is no way of knowing how much oil to put in. You can only go by depth. Sag should be 1/3 of total travel.
When I set mine up they felt harsh. I removed 1/8" from the spacer and the difference was night and day. Also took forks apart completely and couldn't believe how much more crap I got out of the forks than I did by just draining them.
It can be a little trial and error to get them set right, but, once complete they should be good to go for a long time.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

'08, 103ci, Kuryakyn TC2 cams, SERT tuned on dyno, HD Premium Oil Cooler, Jackpot slip-ons, Ricor with Racetech springs in forks, Progressive 412's
Road King bars (modified), Heated Grips, Mustang Saddle, Trunk, Lowers with Classic vents, Madstad.
gscojo is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-13-2013, 09:32 PM
Grey beard
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Cypress, TX
Posts: 852
To really do this right you need to add a little more that the recommended amount of oil then use a fork oil height tool to pull out the oil until it gets to the correct height. You can get lucky and add pretty close to the correct amount but the gauge is the best way to do it. Motion Pro has on for about $30. It's also important to work the forks with the oil and get the air out from under the intiminators.
rg_dave is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-13-2013, 09:33 PM
Hangaround
 
swede0030's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Hillsborough NC
Posts: 56
There is a great educational thread (hours of good reading)on HD Forums converting 41mm front suspension to ricor intiminators with Racetec springs. I pulled my front off 7 times before my final post #112 in the link below hoping to save other folks some time sorting sag base line, etc. I used the recommended oil quantity from HD shop manual.

http://www.hdforums.com/forum/tourin...rk-better.html

Jim
09 CVO rear, Ricor intiminators, Ohlins 3-3, Blade wheels, Corbin Solo, KW 1 1/4" heritage bars, Zumo 665, Chopped TP,255se cams, Bub 7's, Touring Duals, PCV
2011 RGU
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by swede0030; 05-13-2013 at 09:35 PM.
swede0030 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Road Glide Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ricor Rear Shocks Tytanium *General Road Glide Discussions/Pictures 10 10-14-2011 09:26 PM
RICOR shocks and INTIMINATOR roadglide33 Suspensions 2 07-13-2011 02:48 PM
Ohlin, Progressive or Ricor shocks??? roadglide33 Suspensions 6 06-27-2011 12:18 PM
Ricor shocks and Intiminator emulator... roadglide33 Equipment-RG 0 06-22-2011 09:29 PM
RICOR - anyone running intiminators or shocks? Gadgetech Suspensions 6 02-01-2011 11:40 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome