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New 2014 street glide special shock set to low my weight is 140 and still throws me from seat with bumps. how can i tell if new adjustable shocks are working appropriately

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Hi Anonymous, take a ride over to your local dealer their service department will be happy to offer any assistance and or recomendations. Good luck.

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SOURCE: air in rear shocks

Depending on your weight and if you carry a passenger as to the air pressure. I normally run about 14 but 24 if riding 2 up.
Recommended pressures:
up to 150 lbs- 0
each addition 25 rider pounds > 150 lbs add 1.0 lbs
each additional passenger pounds > 150 lbs add 1.5 lbs
each additional 10 lbs of laggage add 3.0 lbs
Max Pressure 35 psi

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SOURCE: What are the stock suspension settings for a 2003 Honda CR 250 R?

set your compression out 10 or 11 your rebound 9 or 10 and your fork oil height to roughtly 380cc.since its in 03 u should drain the fork oil out, u have to unscrew the top cap of the fork while its in the triple clamps( because its easier this way), loosen then take the fork out of the clamps, unscrew the top caps and pull the fork tube down and turn the fork upside down to drain the oil out then hang the forks up upside down for about 15 minutes then add the new oil right in the fork tube were you'll see a spring, just add the oil in there and you'll be fine and u should replace it with a good medium weight oil

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SOURCE: Any way to adjust the rear shocks on a 1996 vulcan 1500-a10 ?

dear susan shock adjustment for the rear shock are done with c wrench. you will notice at the top of the shocks there is a ring with 3 adjustment cams. the wrench is placed in the two holes you see on the shock opposite each other this is where the wrench fits you simply turn either direction for softer or harder ride. this adjustment puts more or less tension on the spring. i own a 96 vulcan as well hope this will help you jim

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SOURCE: MY 2009 STREET GLIDE IS BOTTOMING OUT OVER LARGE

you might need to adjust your back suspension. check you owners manual for the ride height or the bike shop you got it from. or try to avoid the bigger bumps.

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SOURCE: My 2003 Harley Ultra rear shocks hve no spring

Your ultra has rear air shocks. on the right side of the bike in the area of the fender is an air valve to install air. Do not add anymore then 25 lbs. a hand pump is safer an air compressor or gas station can have so much pressure it will blow the seals before you take the nozzel off. You will have to remove your hard bag to see the air input. Looks like a tire air nozzel should have a silver color cap on it.

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