Stock shock bolt size - 1130cc.com: The #1 Harley Davidson V-Rod Forum
» Insurance
» Sponsors
Go Back   1130cc.com: The #1 Harley Davidson V-Rod Forum > Specific Model > VRSCDX
New User? Register - Forgot Password

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-23-2008, 02:26 PM   #1
FULLDRAWMIKE
Registered Full
 
FULLDRAWMIKE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Clemson, SC
Posts: 285
Images: 14
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Stock shock bolt size

Anyone know what the size of the upper and lower shock bolts are. I need to pick up a torx socket so I can pull them to install the HD rear black axle covers. Thanks for any help. FDM
__________________
2008 NightRodSpecial,
Sert, SE Filter, Supertrapps (12 disk), Mapped, Pondo's Swingarm covers, CRG Bar end mirrors, Black HD Levers, Black HD front and rear Axle covers
2011 FLHTK Ultra Limited on the Dark Side
2007 Buell XB12STT aka SuperTT
FULLDRAWMIKE is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-23-2008, 02:47 PM   #2
duckman111
Ultimate Trashman !
 
duckman111's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: rochester,NY
Posts: 49
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
T-50 Torx
__________________

"must go faster"
duckman111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2008, 02:56 PM   #3
rsc
Killer Service Inc.
 
rsc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: NW Ohio
Posts: 8,275
Images: 1
Feedback Score: 8 reviews
just loosen the bottom bolt and leave the top alone.

Pull bolt out and the shock will swing up out of the way. Rubber bushing not a problem.

Make sure you jack the bike up to take the load off the shocks.

Then when you are ready to put them in...Just lower the jack or bring it back up to align the bottom bolts back up and in they will go.

should take you about 10 min. max.

Torque back down according to manual.

Rod
__________________
2003 turbo

2012 Ultra Classic

Everything I say is fully substantiated by my own opinion!
You're merely over-educated beyond your ability to think!

Malcomx" It turns out that the truth is pretty good protection."

V-rod mechanics 101:
http://www.youtube.com/user/rscrod

The opinions expressed here are solely those of the original author. These opinions do not represent those of KSI-LLC.com / Killer Service and Innovations, LLC
rsc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2008, 10:11 PM   #4
beafraid8
Creepin' up...
 
beafraid8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Aurora, CO
Posts: 895
Images: 33
Feedback Score: 13 reviews
Yeah, fun until you can't get to the bolt behind the pipes. I found that I can get a 3/8", 6-inch extension in there and get a socket on it. Problem is, the nut rotates while turning, and it's set at 85 ft. lbs. at least. 3/4" wrench on the backside, if I'm not mistaken. Bust that loose, and you're in business. Either pull the mufflers off or raise/lower the bike to get the socket on. I chose not to pull the pipes off again.

Why isn't it threaded into the frame like the left side? Anywayz...good luck! My shocks are currently on the counter and the bike is resting quietly on the lift with the back tire gently on the garage floor. I gotta put caps on and I may see what I need to do to black out those DA$& chrome shocks...

-Roman
__________________
2009 DX - Basic mods
beafraid8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2008, 06:43 AM   #5
FULLDRAWMIKE
Registered Full
 
FULLDRAWMIKE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Clemson, SC
Posts: 285
Images: 14
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
beafraid8,

exactly what you said. i changed the left (belt side) easily. I have the type of jack used on atv's and loosened the lower, piece of cake. The problem was not only that I think my torx was maybe a 45, nothing stamped on it was it slipped some but did work for the left. The right, the torx was too long, fits in a special socket so I had to pull the supertrapps! That meant heat shields etc. I then found the top would not loosen and the bottom had a stupid bolt that I had no wrench for. I ended up putting the exhaust back on and I guess I will wait utntil I put the 260 metz on. I knowI could get it off if I had the wrench, looks to be maybe a 19mm and I need a really short t-50 per what is told here or pull the exhaust again! Anyway, thanks for the response and advice. These covers will look great, not very practical when you need to do a belt adjustment due to removal of a hard to get at shock bolt but they are going on anyway. FDM
__________________
2008 NightRodSpecial,
Sert, SE Filter, Supertrapps (12 disk), Mapped, Pondo's Swingarm covers, CRG Bar end mirrors, Black HD Levers, Black HD front and rear Axle covers
2011 FLHTK Ultra Limited on the Dark Side
2007 Buell XB12STT aka SuperTT
FULLDRAWMIKE is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2008, 09:10 AM   #6
beafraid8
Creepin' up...
 
beafraid8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Aurora, CO
Posts: 895
Images: 33
Feedback Score: 13 reviews
Just verified, T-45 bolt and 3/4" nut on the backside. Torqued like a mother and loctited, it's easier with two people. Grab a buddy...
__________________
2009 DX - Basic mods
beafraid8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2008, 01:25 PM   #7
brohiki
Average V-rod guy
 
brohiki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: South Texas
Posts: 580
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by FULLDRAWMIKE View Post
Anyone know what the size of the upper and lower shock bolts are. I need to pick up a torx socket so I can pull them to install the HD rear black axle covers. Thanks for any help. FDM
While looking at the rear from behind:

Top left, Bottom left/right: M12x1.75x70 TORX recessed button head

Top right: M12x1.75x60 TORX recessed button head

This is for the '07 DX. I'm sure the '08 is the same.
__________________
'07 VRSCDX (denim/vivid black)
Kuryakyn Premium ISO grips
Kuryakyn Switchblade foot pegs
Polished stainless steel bolts everywhere
TAB Performance Slash Cuts, PCIII, KN Filter
Metzeler 880 XXL 260
Air conditioning
Power steering
Air freshener
AMSOIL as its blood....

"Never trust a person if you would lie in their place"

"Never argue with yourself. You might lose."

"Respect is earned...not given!!!"
brohiki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2008, 08:36 AM   #8
FULLDRAWMIKE
Registered Full
 
FULLDRAWMIKE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Clemson, SC
Posts: 285
Images: 14
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I just checked the nut on the back side of the lower right shock bolt and a 3/4 is way loose. Tried a 19mm, must be metric then since it fit better. Still not sure on the torx, one post says 45 another a 50. I called the dealer and they did not know. FDM
__________________
2008 NightRodSpecial,
Sert, SE Filter, Supertrapps (12 disk), Mapped, Pondo's Swingarm covers, CRG Bar end mirrors, Black HD Levers, Black HD front and rear Axle covers
2011 FLHTK Ultra Limited on the Dark Side
2007 Buell XB12STT aka SuperTT
FULLDRAWMIKE is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2008, 10:28 AM   #9
cendres
Hell is Chrome.
 
cendres's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Minneapolis
Posts: 263
Images: 10
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by FULLDRAWMIKE View Post
I just checked the nut on the back side of the lower right shock bolt and a 3/4 is way loose. Tried a 19mm, must be metric then since it fit better. Still not sure on the torx, one post says 45 another a 50. I called the dealer and they did not know. FDM
Just buy a set of Torx driver sockets from Sears. You're going to need most of them if you plan to do much to the bike anyway.
__________________
www.hotridesphoto.com
cendres is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2008, 11:06 AM   #10
v-rog
Tragic Pessimist?
 
v-rog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Grand Prairie, Texas
Posts: 2,205
Images: 8
Feedback Score: 31 reviews
or autozone...my set is still pristine (and yes, I have used it many times).
__________________
-Roger

'08 VRSCDXAW
-Vivid Black w/ denim racing stripes

http://www.randomhouse.com/book/1132...and-eve-conant
v-rog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2008, 11:45 AM   #11
brohiki
Average V-rod guy
 
brohiki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: South Texas
Posts: 580
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by FULLDRAWMIKE View Post
I just checked the nut on the back side of the lower right shock bolt and a 3/4 is way loose. Tried a 19mm, must be metric then since it fit better. Still not sure on the torx, one post says 45 another a 50. I called the dealer and they did not know. FDM
It's a T50 Torx.
__________________
'07 VRSCDX (denim/vivid black)
Kuryakyn Premium ISO grips
Kuryakyn Switchblade foot pegs
Polished stainless steel bolts everywhere
TAB Performance Slash Cuts, PCIII, KN Filter
Metzeler 880 XXL 260
Air conditioning
Power steering
Air freshener
AMSOIL as its blood....

"Never trust a person if you would lie in their place"

"Never argue with yourself. You might lose."

"Respect is earned...not given!!!"
brohiki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2008, 11:49 AM   #12
Vambo
Banned
 
Vambo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 14,893
Feedback Score: 21 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by brohiki View Post
It's a T50 Torx.
T50 without a doubt!
Vambo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2008, 07:28 PM   #13
cycorod
Banned
 
cycorod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 4,421
Images: 41
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
just did my curved license plate, it is 100% t-50, & on my 08dxa the left shock bolt screws into the upper belt guard.

ps. install an INDY OUTLAW, you would have no problem with access to the right side bolts.
cycorod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2008, 09:28 PM   #14
beafraid8
Creepin' up...
 
beafraid8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Aurora, CO
Posts: 895
Images: 33
Feedback Score: 13 reviews
You guys are right, just double-checked my '09 DX. T-50 and 19mm. 3/4 was close enough, but the 19mm was a hair tighter. 3/4 was what I had on-hand.
__________________
2009 DX - Basic mods
beafraid8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2009, 03:07 PM   #15
brohiki
Average V-rod guy
 
brohiki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: South Texas
Posts: 580
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by beafraid8 View Post
You guys are right, just double-checked my '09 DX. T-50 and 19mm. 3/4 was close enough, but the 19mm was a hair tighter. 3/4 was what I had on-hand.
My philosophy in life, "IF IT WORKS....DO IT!!!!"
__________________
'07 VRSCDX (denim/vivid black)
Kuryakyn Premium ISO grips
Kuryakyn Switchblade foot pegs
Polished stainless steel bolts everywhere
TAB Performance Slash Cuts, PCIII, KN Filter
Metzeler 880 XXL 260
Air conditioning
Power steering
Air freshener
AMSOIL as its blood....

"Never trust a person if you would lie in their place"

"Never argue with yourself. You might lose."

"Respect is earned...not given!!!"
brohiki is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:38 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum