Harley Davidson V-Rod Forum banner

Whats your rear shock hardness set to?

  • 1 - Softest

    Votes: 7 8.6%
  • 2

    Votes: 15 18.5%
  • 3

    Votes: 20 24.7%
  • 4

    Votes: 27 33.3%
  • 5 - Hardest (I Think there are 5 positions)

    Votes: 12 14.8%
1 - 20 of 26 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,159 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Just wondering what hardness setting you have your stock rear shocks set to..

Mine is on the softest but I am thinking of bumping it up one click..
 

·
Dragon
Joined
·
92 Posts
i run mine on the hardest setting. i like the feel:thumb: . i'm about 200lbs. i use this setting with or without a passenger.
 

·
Thread Killer
Joined
·
4,567 Posts
I guess it is 2. I never changed it from the factory setting!
 

·
Scott
Joined
·
492 Posts
Is there any easy way of changing the setting without the shock tool?
 

·
Burn Baby Burn!!
Joined
·
700 Posts
devlpr said:
Is there any easy way of changing the setting without the shock tool?

Yep! Just buy a nice set of strap wrenches from most any autoparts or hardware shop. I bought a set of 3 for around $8. Works good for a lot of other things too.
 

·
Phil Z.
Joined
·
1,117 Posts
2, maybe thats why I keep dragging the backs of my heals off. think I'll try 4 for awhile. good question/poll. thanx
 

·
Scott
Joined
·
492 Posts
So why would you use 1?
 

·
Dragon
Joined
·
92 Posts
devlpr said:
Is there any easy way of changing the setting without the shock tool?
i wrap a rag around it and give it a good twist. i really is not that hard to do it without a tool.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
132 Posts
ive got it on the softest...tried all settings and find that anything harder wants to kick the wheel out when im banked over going quickly round a corner....this soft setting does cause it to bottom out very occasionally when i come accross a sharp dip in the road but its worth it for the better handling/feedback it gives me (my opinion only of course)...im about 210lbs btw.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
156 Posts
mine is at 3 - 5 depending on if I have my G/F or Camping gear on the bike and im about 300lbs I bottomed out way to offten for my liking with stock setup which was at 1 beleive it or not.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
452 Posts
Funny this thread came out, I was thinking that I really should change mine from the stock setting and see where it should be for me. Will probably move to 4.
 

·
Scott
Joined
·
492 Posts
I'm 180 lbs. any sugguestions? 3 maybe?
 
1 - 20 of 26 Posts
Top