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Ok with my bike down I am thinking of adding the progressive suspension to the front at least. Would like to do chrome front end and wheel all at same time. I have limited mechanical ability. ( OK I have 0 but a strong desire to learn and a few friends with limited) Is this a simple change or worth paying the dealer?
 

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If you have a Service Manual for your Roadglide and follow the Progressive Instructions you shouldn't have a problem.
Having friends to help is a plus too.
There are many threads on here showing how it's done.
Try a search and read as much as you can to gain the info.
Any problems just post on here and I'm sure many members will chime in to help ya!
Best of Luck!
Mike U.
 

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If you have the manual it is fairly straight forward. They drop right in. Hardest part is just taking them off. Get a quote from a dealer and I bet you'll want to try it yourself. Plenty of YouTube videos to help!
 

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+1 ^^^^ Not to difficult at all.

Sent from my SPH-L710
 

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Thanks guys I keep reading how everyone loves them and it appears straight forward. Hell maybe I can get some positive out of my crash!!!!
 

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Now that you put it that way......

Of course the funding is holding me up again. Wife is trying to say I agreed to no mods.... Ha Ha... Ha
 

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I'm not very mechanically inclined but I've done 2 front ends with help from a friend. The disassemble process is a pain. I don't know the name of the part but a the plug on top of one of my tubes was on so tight that it took over an hour to get it off. I'm told that this is common. We ended up putting it in a vice and muscling it until it came loose. Also, make sure to have a beaker and measure your fork oil as you drain it. The fork oil info is also in the manual. I couldn't have done it myself and it was helpful to have a friend who knew what he was doing. Best of luck!
 

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I know i'm spending your money but here are a few things to consider and review

remove the faring:

Progressive MT install FLTRX, youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dKtR8ymFHI

monotube cartridges are easier to do with the handlebars off, so now would be the time to do them too if you have the desire. usually you can go to 12" rise with no problem... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPBVCMbCUUU&list=PLFCF3211CAFFCBF38 and Donks thread on TBW can help too : http://www.roadglide.org/showthread.php?t=5897


chrome sliders too, $175 w core charge to willie shiney.. http://www.willyshiny.com/FORKLEGSTOUR.html you have to take the front wheel off anyway and get new bolts and crush washers for the 6mm screws (2) in the bottom of the slider. they were red loctited on mine and used a hand impact tool (w hammer) to break them free.

these should keep you busy and on track.. good luck, its not hard mut much to be considered..


EDIT: And yes, you can do eet... and get a shop manual, if you look you can find them on the web (sorry, no link).
 

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I know i'm spending your money but here are a few things to consider and review

remove the faring: How to Remove Fairing from HD Road Glide - YouTube

Progressive MT install FLTRX, youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dKtR8ymFHI

monotube cartridges are easier to do with the handlebars off, so now would be the time to do them too if you have the desire. usually you can go to 12" rise with no problem... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPBVCMbCUUU&list=PLFCF3211CAFFCBF38 and Donks thread on TBW can help too : http://www.roadglide.org/showthread.php?t=5897


chrome sliders too, $175 w core charge to willie shiney.. http://www.willyshiny.com/FORKLEGSTOUR.html you have to take the front wheel off anyway and get new bolts and crush washers for the 6mm screws (2) in the bottom of the slider. they were red loctited on mine and used a hand impact tool (w hammer) to break them free.

these should keep you busy and on track.. good luck, its not hard mut much to be considered..


EDIT: And yes, you can do eet... and get a shop manual, if you look you can find them on the web (sorry, no link).

Im smiling but shacking my head....Now I may change bars AGAIN..... I can not decide on a wheel and now I am going to add in bars. It never ends!!!!!! The willyshiney stuff...anyone use it? Advantage or disadvantage????
 

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Do your self a favor and remove the fuel tank. That will provide plenty of room to get at the upper tube plug and cap with an adjustable wrench while fork is still locked in trees.
Ths rest of the job is a piece of cake.
 

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Ok with my bike down I am thinking of adding the progressive suspension to the front at least. Would like to do chrome front end and wheel all at same time. I have limited mechanical ability. ( OK I have 0 but a strong desire to learn and a few friends with limited) Is this a simple change or worth paying the dealer?
You can do it! I did the mono tube, ness smooth legs, RSD uppers, and a 21". I'm originally from Indiana, but stationed here in Utah. I'd help you out if I was close!
 

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Is it possible to do without removing the inner fairing?
yes it is... take pictures of the 8 pin connectors before you take them apart if your gonna change da bars... and everything else before you take it apart for any work in there.. pay special attention to which pin is in connector slot # 1, look at the shop manual.. I used position #9 as #1 and had to take it apart and do it again... torture ..
 

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yes it is... take pictures of the 8 pin connectors before you take them apart if your gonna change da bars... and everything else before you take it apart for any work in there.. pay special attention to which pin is in connector slot # 1, look at the shop manual.. I used position #9 as #1 and had to take it apart and do it again... torture ..
That's Great News just added it to my list of Winter projects. Bar were done last winter, I been there done that ;)
 
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