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Installing rear shocks on a 2001 HD Roadking

Just transported bike across country, was tied down tight. On way out noticed oil on trailer. Have since determined its from left rear shock.Is it worth doing myself? Or should I bring in to HD dealer? I have no motorcycle jack. Have basic tools. I'm handy but I'm no spring chicken!

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You can do this job on your own, as long as the right side shock stays attatched to the bike. Good luck!

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SOURCE: I have an oil leak on the left front shock and

it s something you can do yourself if you're mechanically inclined and pay attention to detail. there are some special tools you need, such as a fork spring compressor, fork seal driver, and snap ring pliers if you don't have any. the internal parts in the fork must go in the same way they came out, and all parts should be cleaned prior to reassembly. you should also consider replacing the bushings along with the fork seals and dust covers. might really want to consider letting a professional do it so that way the forks still don't leak after you put in the new parts.

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