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Does the bike have air assisted front forks? - FXDWG Dyna Wide Glide Harley Davidson Motorcycles

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  • hardan Oct 06, 2010

    need to know year and model

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Not likely. what year

Posted on Nov 14, 2014

  • jfhinton45 Nov 14, 2014

    of course there is air in the forks but they are not pressurized forks.

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SOURCE: How do Fill Front Forks?

YOU FILL FORKS BY TAKING THE CAPS OFF AT THE TOP BY UN DOING WITH A SPANNER BUT YOU MUST DO THIS WHILE THE FRONT IS OF THE GROUND AND THERE IS NO WEIGHT PUSHING THE FORKS AND YOU NEED THE MANUAL TO SEE HOW MUCH FLUID GOES INTO THE FORKS EXAMPLE IT WILL SAY (13CM FROM TOP) THIS MEANS FROM THE TOP OFF THE FORK YOU MEASURE 13CM FROM TOP TILL THE OIL HITS THE 13CM GOOD LUCK

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SOURCE: How do you replace fork oil and what do you do

Your owners manual will help if you have one. There used to be drain plugs under each fork. The air valves help suspension smoothen the rides more.

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