any harley dealership or reputable bike shops that carry harley parts. you will need the bushings and bolts and fluid also. It doesnt pay to just replace the seals. While you are there change it all. It is inexpensive. you also need the correct tools to seat the seals without damaging them. If you do not have the tools or the knowlege it is best to bring the bike to someone that knows what they are doing.
Softail shocks are under the transmission. They sit horizontally and are inline with the chassis. Unlike the shocks on all other Harleys, when you hit a bump on a Softail, the shocks get longer instead of shorter.
The softail has a swing arm with a shock system. Other models have two shocks mounted outside on pins.
The drain plug is located between the shocks.
Look under the bike between the shocks.
If it's a swingarm-type model use longer shocks, if it's a Softail use shorter shocks. Or you can use height-adjustable air shocks on any Harley with a rear suspension.
Get the original replacement shocks from the dealer/mopar, everything else will be either too stiff or too soft.
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Only if the shocks need replacement.
under the bike in the back between the two shocks. 5/8 socket
Bergman located at http://www.bergmanspecialty.com/ specialise in replacement hydraulic seals,visit them online to order at the best prices around.
The dampening is usually almost completely provided by the shock absorbers. Some can be repaired or recharged if they are gas shocks, but if the seals are failing, or the shock absorbers are worn, they will probably need replacement.
The cost of the shocks is going to be anywhere from $55 to $85 each. If a professional is doing the replacement, there will also be a labor charge from them for their time and knowledge. If doing the replacement oneself, please refer to a manual on the proper way to replace the shocks to prevent unintentional damage to the vehicle.
Between the two shocks, towards rear. The oil, primary, and transmission plug are in the same general area.
do you have the schematics for a '98 softail starter?? do you have the schematics for a '98 softail starter??
Right side, down where the frame and swing arm meet there will be a hose clamped near the shocks. Usually a silver metal plug with a worm drive clamp
Yes you should, and yes it does matter. If you don't keep them clean you'll shorten the life of the seals, which can let dirt into the shocks, which can damage them.
In order to change the front shocks, you will need a ratchet and socket kit. You will also need some replacement shock absorbers.
will a 2000 heritage softail seat fit a 1994
Have a friend drive behind closely and watch for wheel bouncing.
2007 Was the last year of the Softail standard. 2008 they still made Softail Customs and the like, but not Standard. So.. NO, there is no such thing as a "wheel from a 2008 Softail standard"
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Basic fork replacement guide, works for my 89 RM250
The seals on your windows have a leak or in need of replacement.