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VIDEO& BLOG-In this tutorial video I show you how to adjust your rear air suspension on your Harley Davidson touring model. I am using Lurch's 2008 Harley Davidson Street Glide in this video, but the air suspension shocks have been used on many other Harley Davidson touring models over a long period of time. Additionally, in the video and this blog I provide you with a recommended preload settings chart.
How to adjust Harley Air Suspension Shocks
I had a 2011 Harley Street Glide prior to purchasing my 2014 Harley Davidson Street Glide Special, which had the adjustable air type rear suspension, so I am very familiar with it. I also have a tutorial video and blog on the adjustment knob on my 2014 Street Glide Special suspension.
You will need a small portable air pump to adjust the shocks/suspension on your Harley Davidson touring motorcycle. Harley does make a small portable air pump that has some benefits. There are other companies that make an air pump too.
- Do not exceed max GVWR or GAWR
- ON FLHX MODELS: Always clear the line by adding 3-5 psi (21-35 kPa) before releasing air from the pump's valve, but do not exceed 50 psi (345 kPa).
- ON ALL BUT FLHX MODELS: Always clear the line by adding 3-5 psi (21-35 kPa) before releasing air from the pump's valve, but do not exceed 35 psi (241 kPa).
Here is an alternative that works just the same and is cheaper on Amazon:
Never use an air compressor to adjust your Harley Davidson suspension/shocks. Doing so can ruin your suspension system and is too powerful.
Low profile rear suspension recommended air pressures: FLHX (STREET GLIDE)
|Shock Load||Total Weight||Pressure|
|Solo Rider||up to 160 lbs (0-73 kg)||0-5 psi (0-35 kPa)|
|Solo Rider||160-200 lbs (73-91 kg)||0-10 psi (0-69 kPa)|
|Solo Rider||Over 200 lbs (91 kg)||5-10 psi (35-69 kPa)|
|Rider with passenger weight of||up to 150 lbs (0-68 kg)||20-30 psi (138-207 kPa)|
|Rider with passenger weight of||over 150 lbs (over 68 kg)||25-35 psi (172-241 kPa)|
|Maximum GVWR||See Label||40-50 psi (276-345 kPa)|
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