Heritage Classic front shocks

  • Daffy
    Daffy
    18 days ago
    Hi all. I have a 21 Heritage Classic and I find the front shocks are a bit hard. Don’t know if it’s me getting old or if I can improve it with different fork oil or progressive springs. Any ideas?Recommendations. Cheers 
  • Hilly
    Hilly
    18 days ago
    Hey Daffy, not trying to be rude here but where do you sit weight wise between Jockey and Sumu?
  • tussuck
    tussuck
    18 days ago
    Ans whats your star sign...lol
  • Hilly
    Hilly
    18 days ago
    Good on ya, now he will think I'm taking the piss lol
  • Daffy
    Daffy
    18 days ago
    Quoting Hilly on 10 May 2024 03:16 AM

    Hey Daffy, not trying to be rude here but where do you sit weight wise between Jockey and Sumu?

    I’m 91 kilograms. Too fuckin much. But I’ve been that since I’ve owned the bike. 
  • Daffy
    Daffy
    18 days ago
    Quoting Hilly on 10 May 2024 03:16 AM

    Hey Daffy, not trying to be rude here but where do you sit weight wise between Jockey and Sumu?

    Quoting Daffy on 10 May 2024 08:56 AM

    I’m 91 kilograms. Too fuckin much. But I’ve been that since I’ve owned the bike. 

    And I’m a Virgo!
  • Hilly
    Hilly
    18 days ago
    Quoting Hilly on 10 May 2024 03:16 AM

    Hey Daffy, not trying to be rude here but where do you sit weight wise between Jockey and Sumu?

    Quoting Daffy on 10 May 2024 08:56 AM

    I’m 91 kilograms. Too fuckin much. But I’ve been that since I’ve owned the bike. 

    Quoting Daffy on 10 May 2024 09:02 AM

    And I’m a Virgo!

    Virgo! There's the problem right there 🤣

    Seriously but, easiest thing to try is a lighter oil, at 90 odd the springs should be supple enough, at least the 18 model I rode would of been, you may have a tight one though, too much sticktion perhaps, is it second hand? If it is the previous owner may of stuck heavier springs in it.
    I'll stop there, see where we at.
  • obisteve
    obisteve
    18 days ago
    Quoting Hilly on 10 May 2024 05:15 AM

    Good on ya, now he will think I'm taking the piss lol

    I thought you were trying to decide between swiping left or right...🙂
  • Hilly
    Hilly
    17 days ago
    Hilarious 
  • Daffy
    Daffy
    15 days ago
    Quoting Daffy on 10 May 2024 08:56 AM

    I’m 91 kilograms. Too fuckin much. But I’ve been that since I’ve owned the bike. 

    Quoting Daffy on 10 May 2024 09:02 AM

    And I’m a Virgo!

    Quoting Hilly on 10 May 2024 09:12 AM

    Virgo! There's the problem right there 🤣


    Seriously but, easiest thing to try is a lighter oil, at 90 odd the springs should be supple enough, at least the 18 model I rode would of been, you may have a tight one though, too much sticktion perhaps, is it second hand? If it is the previous owner may of stuck heavier springs in it.
    I'll stop there, see where we at.

    I’ve had it from new. Gonna try changing the fork oil and see how that goes. It’s done 30,000 is. Went for a ride yesterday and didn’t seem too bad. I put deluxe bars and risers on a while ago so I undid the riser bolts and retorqued them. Thanks for the comments. 
  • beaglebasher
    beaglebasher
    15 days ago
    I don't know anything about they particular bars or risers but any time I have had to re-torque something it didn't involve loosening anything first. 
    If you wanted to tweak the position fair enough but technically you're gonna have to re-torque them again without loosening anything off first.
    Apologies in advance for being a pedantic prick.

  • Daffy
    Daffy
    7 days ago
    Just an update on my shockers. Took them off and to a suspension specialist in Adelaide. Hoey racing. He took the caps off and emptied the oil out. It was black and thin and stank. Would not have been doing much. I’m getting progressive springs put in while it’s there. This is a 3 year old bike with 30000 kilometres. All I can say is don’t neglect your springs. I’ll give you a report when they’re back on. Cheers for now.
  • STEAMER
    STEAMER
    7 days ago
    I have a 2011 fxst, and bacl in about 2014 i changed forks to Progresive mono tube inserts and it changed handling for the better.  I put progresive rears on in 2012. 
    So alot better bike to ride, handling wise.
  • Daffy
    Daffy
    20 hours ago
    Got the shocks with progressive springs back in. Big improvement. Cheers