Question about 2007 Harley Davidson FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic

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My soft tail rides really stiff on rough roads. What can I do to soften the ride. Seems like the front forks are stiff. Just had shocks serviced.

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As far as the rear suspension, a softtail won't ride a smooth as one with a swingarm, as the softtail has less travel.

On the front end, Harley has three different "thicknesses" of fork oil, light, medium, and heavy, which gives different suspension dampening.

If the front forks are too stiff, you could try a lighter fork oil.

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SOURCE: While riding my 2002 Road King the front brake sticks

Your brake system is dirty. the plunger he is talking about does not go bad often. drain all fluid from the system. clean out your resv. really good with brake kleen. Put fresh dot fluid in and use a vacume pump to bleed brakes this will do the trick.

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SOURCE: How do I change the fork oil on a 2002 Heritage

look at the fork legs at the bottom there is a bolt on both legs its only a small bolt,,, undo this bolt and the fork oil will drain out,, to refill the forks take the top nut off the fork leg near the handel bars,,,,,,dont over fill with oil,,,and only use the proper oil,,or the seals will blow out and the forks will be very stiff

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SOURCE: proper air pressure for rear shocks

Um you sure you pumped it up to 150lbs? If you did, you may have already blown the seals in the shocks. I don't believe they were designed for more than 30lbs. I weigh 300 myself and set my air shocks at 15lbs.

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