View Full Version : Two up and bottoms out heaps
10th January 2005, 13:53
I have a 1200R that bottoms out regualy here in OZ some ruff roads and pot holes a round could some one help out with info on a good set of struts for my rear end :cry1
10th January 2005, 14:19
Had the same problem with my "R". Solved it with Harley Sport shocks bought on ebay for $188.00. A great improvement!!!
10th January 2005, 18:06
Did you try to adjust the preload on your shocks?
11th January 2005, 07:23
Will look up sports shock from Harley the cost in Australia will be heaps more than $188 thanks for the info :clap The rear end is up to Max Scooter stil no improvment will run with Phil R info :tour
13th January 2005, 18:38
You have got to preload the shocks, if your riding two up I'd take it all the way to level 4, I live in Balitmore City and the adjstment worked wonders on my 04 :tour .
13th January 2005, 19:07
Yep...I used to hear that sound WAY too much. I finally adjusted my shocks to the stiffest setting possible and I leave it there 24/7...mostly because I have to remove my saddlebags to adjust them...but I also weigh 285 pounds so the stiffest setting possible works differently for me vs. someone half my weight.
13th January 2005, 20:28
I'm a 200 pounder and had my factory shocks set at maximum preload. They still bottomed constantly when 2 up and frequently when solo. The Sport shocks solved all problems!
13th January 2005, 20:43
Roadster only have 3 settings and the stiffest is so stiff you' ll have to upgrade the shocks by about $400 that'll fix it.This works 2 ways first your shock will be better and your pocket will be lighter :laugh :laugh :laugh
13th January 2005, 20:46
I've got the '05 custom (with 5 preload settings)...I weigh 160 and TLOML weighs around 100 pounds...We were constantly bottoming out until I set the shock at the middle (3rd) setting...now it's much stiffer for me alone (and handles better) and no more bottoming out with TLOML on the back.
Try adjusting your sotcker shocks before buying new.
13th January 2005, 22:42
I had some really cheapo shocks on and they would bottom out on the highest setting al the time so I made a 1/4 inch shim that I put between the spring and the spring cap (disassembling the shock is nessesary) that worked fine but like I said they were cheapys and latter broke
now I'm running dynaglides on mine and they are so stiff its almost like running on a hardtail
14th January 2005, 10:51
Found the rottenist road in the bay and took my trusty ajuster spent one hour ajusting and ajusting no luck will have to go for new shock. :tour
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