Legend Revo-A shocks on 2011 Street Glide

  • mattt
    mattt
    6 years ago
    Just had 13" Revo-As fitted and an trying to set up the sag iaw the instructions. Advice is to aim for three-quarters of an inch sag. Most I seem to be able to get is half an inch with the preload wound right off to within a couple of turns from the bottom.  Wondering how others may have done it. I weigh 95kg and don't carry a pillion. Any advice welcome. 
  • Steve L
    Steve L
    6 years ago
    Got any pics of the shocks and you should be hoping for at least 25mm static sag. If you can't get that then the springs might be too firm.
  • Steve L
    Steve L
    6 years ago
    so when you have the preload wound off you are only getting around 12.5mm of free play before it starts lifting the rear wheel off the ground. 
  • Steve L
    Steve L
    6 years ago
    I'm running K Tech shocks and very happy with them. Preload and static sag was easy to achieve on these. They are more of a mid range shock but for  $1k I reckon they are good. I know that shocks that are over  $2k would be slightly better but my budget was only  $2k which included getting the front sorted out as well. 
  • Odin
    Odin
    6 years ago
    Matt where abouts did you purchase these shocks from
  • Odin
    Odin
    6 years ago
    Any one know what sort of $$ we talking here. Or is it cheaper to buy from the US. Want to replace the so called premium ride hand adjustable shocks on my 2016 Streetglide
  • Steve L
    Steve L
    6 years ago
    I have K Tech rear shocks on my 13 Street Glide and they are much better than stock. They are an English made shock and the ones I have cost  $1k. Ride Dynamics on the Gold Coast is the dealer for them.
  • Steve L
    Steve L
    6 years ago


  • mattt
    mattt
    5 years ago
    A final report on the Revo-As. Completed the 16,500 km trip around Australia -see story and photos here: https://www.hdforums.com.au/Thread/673172/1/
    With a full touring bag on the back rest and both pannier loaded I ended up with 14 turns preload and setting 4 (out of 7)  on the dampening for the trip.  Still a little stiff because of the preload but better able to soak up the odd canyon - sized pothole that caught me unawares out in the GAFA. 

    Since I've been home,  and with 113,000 kms on the clock and 20,000kms on the shocks, I've settled on 11turns preload for a more compliant ride and setting 4 on the dampening when riding in the 'normal load' state: solo rider (94kgs) and relatively little in the panniers.  Fabulous,  comfortable ride. Highly recommended shocks. 
  • Robbo_Townsville
    Robbo_Townsville
    5 years ago
    EasyR which is a site sponsor has them. Did a trip out to Mt Isa from Townsville via Winton and the Legends are head and shoulders above the OEM.
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    5 years ago
    Quoting Robbo_Townsville on 03 Mar 2019 07:19 AM

    EasyR which is a site sponsor has them. Did a trip out to Mt Isa from Townsville via Winton and the Legends are head and shoulders above the OEM.

    A solid steel rod is better than OEM !
  • SRV72
    SRV72
    19 days ago
    Ive been running Legends on my 2021 Roadking Special since new. Gave them an absolute flogging on a recent ride to Ayres Rock. Did 200kms on the Merenie Loop (corrugated dirt 4x4 road). When I got home I noticed an oil leak on the left shock. Legends have a life time warranty so I reached out to them. They've been really good about it and said no worries, send them back to the good old USA and they'll look after me. Problem is they was me to pay $300 postage............... Got no choice I guess considering they are $1300 to replace. 
  • 400web
    400web
    17 days ago
    Before sending them back I'd get a cost on getting them serviced and seal replaced in Australia. May end up being significantly cheaper than the postage to the States and back.
  • GGUser616
    GGUser616
    4 days ago
    Quoting SRV72 on 28 Jun 2024 07:31 AM

    Ive been running Legends on my 2021 Roadking Special since new. Gave them an absolute flogging on a recent ride to Ayres Rock. Did 200kms on the Merenie Loop (corrugated dirt 4x4 road). When I got home I noticed an oil leak on the left shock. Legends have a life time warranty so I reached out to them. They've been really good about it and said no worries, send them back to the good old USA and they'll look after me. Problem is they was me to pay $300 postage............... Got no choice I guess considering they are $1300 to replace. 

    Give Terry Hay a call at Shock Treatment in Greendale NSW. He’ll be able to rebuild them. 02 4773 9115