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Anyone know of a trusted suspension shop near Indianapolis? I can take care of installing Ohlins on the rear. I'd rather someone with experience upgrade the forks.
Any recommendations would be appreciated...Thanks!

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Henley's Kustom Painting 1310 N Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202 (317) 638-6257. Chris on the mechanic side is top notch! He can be tough to catch on the shop phone.... Stop in and talk with him and grab his card (cell number) for best contact.


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Anyone know of a trusted suspension shop near Indianapolis? I can take care of installing Ohlins on the rear. I'd rather someone with experience upgrade the forks.

Any recommendations would be appreciated...Thanks!


Chris does great work. He does stay pretty busy though just as the previous member had posted. What exactly do you have in mind for the forks? They are actually quite easy to break down and put back together.
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Henley's Kustom Painting 1310 N Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202 (317) 638-6257. Chris on the mechanic side is top notch! He can be tough to catch on the shop phone.... Stop in and talk with him and grab his card (cell number) for best contact.
Thanks dbbarton00...I appreciate having a recommendation!

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Chris does great work. He does stay pretty busy though just as the previous member had posted. What exactly do you have in mind for the forks? They are actually quite easy to break down and put back together.
IndyGlide...my 2012 RGU's forks are ridiculously soft. The front drops way too much when I stop / hit the front brakes. So I am looking for a means to seriously improve the situation.
I am familiar with the difference a suspension upgrade can make in ride satisfaction. I had the suspension on my '06 FJR1300 upgraded to Penske 8983 on the rear and GP Suspension 20mm piston kit in the front. The difference in performance is night and day. It rides like it is on a rail.
The guy that did that work did an excellent job. His background is more focused on import and / or racing as opposed domestic bikes. Which is why I am looking for some one who is familiar with Harley touring suspensions.
I'm looking for the same type of improvement in the Road Glide.
I am familiar with Ohlins shocks...and I am enough of a wrench that I can take care of that switch out. The forks, I have no idea how to tear down.
Did you upgrade your front suspension? What did you install? Did it improve the ride...especially stopping and cornering?

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Thanks dbbarton00...I appreciate having a recommendation!







IndyGlide...my 2012 RGU's forks are ridiculously soft. The front drops way too much when I stop / hit the front brakes. So I am looking for a means to seriously improve the situation.

I am familiar with the difference a suspension upgrade can make in ride satisfaction. I had the suspension on my '06 FJR1300 upgraded to Penske 8983 on the rear and GP Suspension 20mm piston kit in the front. The difference in performance is night and day. It rides like it is on a rail.

The guy that did that work did an excellent job. His background is more focused on import and / or racing as opposed domestic bikes. Which is why I am looking for some one who is familiar with Harley touring suspensions.

I'm looking for the same type of improvement in the Road Glide.

I am familiar with Ohlins shocks...and I am enough of a wrench that I can take care of that switch out. The forks, I have no idea how to tear down.

Did you upgrade your front suspension? What did you install? Did it improve the ride...especially stopping and cornering?



Thanks!


On my last street glide I've done, -1 lowering kit first, then went to air ride.
I prefer the air ride over the lowering kit. I'm a little biased as I was also raked with a 23" then went to a 26" wheel.

Are you looking to lower or just do a replacement drop in kit?
If so, i have heard really good things about progressive mono tubes.

As if it improves the handling , braking, or cornering, I really can't say because I also had a 13 rotor with a 6 piston caliper so I don't have anything to compare it to other than bone stock.
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Did you upgrade your front suspension? What did you install? Did it improve the ride...especially stopping and cornering?

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Browse around this forum....you'll find tons of info/reccomendations. Pretty much ALL of the aftermarket offerings for the front forks will give you a significant improvement. I went with the Progressive suspension 970's in back and their Monotubes in front. Like your FJ, night and day difference and I couldn't be happier with my choice.


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