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  • ralphski Posts: 1118
    Performance Poster ralphski
    22 May 2020 08:10 PM
    Quoting Steve L on 20 May 2020 03:21 PM
    Old topic i know but how do you put air in these shocks, can't see any place on them.
    Quoting Grease Monkey on 20 May 2020 05:48 PM
    Dyna Steve? Guessing so, un-screw the top cover downwards and all will be revealed.
    :-) :-) :-)
  • mickle Posts: 2060
    Meadow Heights Victoria
    Motor Head mickle
    23 May 2020 09:04 AM
    Better stuff around these days.
  • Baloffski Posts: 2053
    Victoria
    Motor Head Baloffski
    23 May 2020 08:50 PM
    Mickle is so right.
    Forget Fornos unless really light weight motorcycle, have had the under and side by side on Harleys. 
    Not worth the effort.
  • Grease Monkey Posts: 946
    Performance Poster Grease Monkey
    23 May 2020 10:31 PM
    There are better for dynas and tourers out there for adjustability but for the original softails I don't know a better one, happy to be educated though, you do need a decent pump for the softail version, high pressures involved.
  • Baloffski Posts: 2053
    Victoria
    Motor Head Baloffski
    24 May 2020 09:47 PM
    2006 I paid $1800 for a set of Fornales on my 2006 Fatboy, with RaceTek on the front I gotta admit that Fattie did handle much much better than some other shit tried little than on the original rubbish.But getting under and adjusting, pumping the fuckers was a pain, not often but.
    Current Fornales I've sorta had to have remanufactured screw sections (which are the top and bottom locating bolt hole attachment section, which takes load from lateral movement and attaches the unit to the frame.Of course settting up just the basic is ensuring that shocks are aligned to upper and lower to the mm or the side load would stress that shit metal searching the weak point thereby cracking the shit metal. My magnams were not made for a Tourer, but I had to try. The originals are made of shit alloy, not able to weld or repaair. I guess hence screw on and off for replacement. Well the new steel ones are great, with oil replaced and I've noted seal manufacturer and seal ID's - shit I could just go on repairering, but at too greater cost.
    They are set on 280PSI each, take that, working and holding up really well.
    But will try a more conventional set up soon, theres a shit load of other shockers that won't give in when the going gets hot and heavy, with the option of adjustments a variety of ways.

  • Steve L Posts: 1302
    Gold Coast
    Performance Poster Steve L
    25 May 2020 01:33 PM
    Quoting Steve L on 20 May 2020 03:21 PM
    Old topic i know but how do you put air in these shocks, can't see any place on them.
    Quoting Grease Monkey on 20 May 2020 05:48 PM
    Dyna Steve? Guessing so, un-screw the top cover downwards and all will be revealed.
    Cheers mate, had me fucked as they just look like normal shocks. They ride pretty well but just a bit low. I'm guessing that if you increase the air pressure it stiffens up the preload making them ride harder.
  • Steve L Posts: 1302
    Gold Coast
    Performance Poster Steve L
    25 May 2020 01:34 PM
    Quoting Baloffski on 22 May 2020 01:39 PM
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    May give you the basic idea.
    Thanks mate is the air nozzle at the bottom of the uncovered part.
  • Grease Monkey Posts: 946
    Performance Poster Grease Monkey
    25 May 2020 07:02 PM
    Quoting Steve L on 20 May 2020 03:21 PM
    Old topic i know but how do you put air in these shocks, can't see any place on them.
    Quoting Grease Monkey on 20 May 2020 05:48 PM
    Dyna Steve? Guessing so, un-screw the top cover downwards and all will be revealed.
    Quoting Steve L on 25 May 2020 01:33 PM
    Cheers mate, had me fucked as they just look like normal shocks. They ride pretty well but just a bit low. I'm guessing that if you increase the air pressure it stiffens up the preload making them ride harder.
    I had them on my wideglide Steve, have them on my softail as well, yeah adjusting the pressure to suit the load is the go, I can't remember what the pressures were now but I had two main ones, one for solo and one for carting the missus, easy to adjust with dynas, right fuck with the softail so I leave it on the missus setting as it's not bad one up.
  • Steve L Posts: 1302
    Gold Coast
    Performance Poster Steve L
    26 May 2020 01:38 PM
    Quoting Grease Monkey on 20 May 2020 05:48 PM
    Dyna Steve? Guessing so, un-screw the top cover downwards and all will be revealed.
    Quoting Steve L on 25 May 2020 01:33 PM
    Cheers mate, had me fucked as they just look like normal shocks. They ride pretty well but just a bit low. I'm guessing that if you increase the air pressure it stiffens up the preload making them ride harder.
    Quoting Grease Monkey on 25 May 2020 07:02 PM
    I had them on my wideglide Steve, have them on my softail as well, yeah adjusting the pressure to suit the load is the go, I can't remember what the pressures were now but I had two main ones, one for solo and one for carting the missus, easy to adjust with dynas, right fuck with the softail so I leave it on the missus setting as it's not bad one up.
    Thank mate, do you have to remove the shocks to,do it or does it just undo whilst on. I have a Superglide. 
  • Grease Monkey Posts: 946
    Performance Poster Grease Monkey
    26 May 2020 08:23 PM
    Quoting Steve L on 25 May 2020 01:33 PM
    Cheers mate, had me fucked as they just look like normal shocks. They ride pretty well but just a bit low. I'm guessing that if you increase the air pressure it stiffens up the preload making them ride harder.
    Quoting Grease Monkey on 25 May 2020 07:02 PM
    I had them on my wideglide Steve, have them on my softail as well, yeah adjusting the pressure to suit the load is the go, I can't remember what the pressures were now but I had two main ones, one for solo and one for carting the missus, easy to adjust with dynas, right fuck with the softail so I leave it on the missus setting as it's not bad one up.
    Quoting Steve L on 26 May 2020 01:38 PM
    Thank mate, do you have to remove the shocks to,do it or does it just undo whilst on. I have a Superglide. 
    Leave them on the bike mate
  • Steve L Posts: 1302
    Gold Coast
    Performance Poster Steve L
    26 May 2020 08:32 PM
    Quoting Grease Monkey on 25 May 2020 07:02 PM
    I had them on my wideglide Steve, have them on my softail as well, yeah adjusting the pressure to suit the load is the go, I can't remember what the pressures were now but I had two main ones, one for solo and one for carting the missus, easy to adjust with dynas, right fuck with the softail so I leave it on the missus setting as it's not bad one up.
    Quoting Steve L on 26 May 2020 01:38 PM
    Thank mate, do you have to remove the shocks to,do it or does it just undo whilst on. I have a Superglide. 
    Quoting Grease Monkey on 26 May 2020 08:23 PM
    Leave them on the bike mate
    Thanks mate I'll have to check them out
  • Grease Monkey Posts: 946
    Performance Poster Grease Monkey
    26 May 2020 08:59 PM
    Quoting Steve L on 26 May 2020 01:38 PM
    Thank mate, do you have to remove the shocks to,do it or does it just undo whilst on. I have a Superglide. 
    Quoting Grease Monkey on 26 May 2020 08:23 PM
    Leave them on the bike mate
    Quoting Steve L on 26 May 2020 08:32 PM
    Thanks mate I'll have to check them out
    Do you have a pump? For my Dyna shocks I used a mountain bike pump they use for their front forks, was good to 350psi, that's enough for those shocks and they are not real dear
  • Baloffski Posts: 2053
    Victoria
    Motor Head Baloffski
    27 May 2020 08:01 AM
    Mate, you've prob worked it out by now. First up, you think how the fuck do I pump these up, or lower psi?
    As GM says, unscrew the top section down and walla, exposes the air nipple. Get a hand pump for a pushbike, the shorter than normal, and go up or around the 300 psi, or enough bars to rival patpong road, which will smooth things out .
    The pump is the type that when disconnecting little or no air is lost. They are around the $60 mark. There's a table somewhere with recomended pressure using Fornales matched to various Model Harleys. If can find it  will wack it on.
  • Steve L Posts: 1302
    Gold Coast
    Performance Poster Steve L
    27 May 2020 09:25 AM
    Quoting Baloffski on 27 May 2020 08:01 AM
    Mate, you've prob worked it out by now. First up, you think how the fuck do I pump these up, or lower psi?
    As GM says, unscrew the top section down and walla, exposes the air nipple. Get a hand pump for a pushbike, the shorter than normal, and go up or around the 300 psi, or enough bars to rival patpong road, which will smooth things out .
    The pump is the type that when disconnecting little or no air is lost. They are around the $60 mark. There's a table somewhere with recomended pressure using Fornales matched to various Model Harleys. If can find it  will wack it on.
    Awesome thanks fellas and if you find the chart that would be great. I've googled and found the most info on here.
  • ralphski Posts: 1118
    Performance Poster ralphski
    29 May 2020 09:46 PM
    Fournales or Shotgun shocks for Softails..............
    Shotgun....there is NO comparison really 
  • Grease Monkey Posts: 946
    Performance Poster Grease Monkey
    29 May 2020 10:20 PM
    Quoting ralphski on 29 May 2020 09:46 PM
    Fournales or Shotgun shocks for Softails..............
    Shotgun....there is NO comparison really 
    Yeah....nar.....the end
  • Baloffski Posts: 2053
    Victoria
    Motor Head Baloffski
    29 May 2020 11:09 PM
    Gotta say when Fornales working they are fucken fantastic on my Tourer. Only shotgun I have had , is Mr.Browning.
  • Steve L Posts: 1302
    Gold Coast
    Performance Poster Steve L
    31 May 2020 12:47 PM
    HD Forums Australia - 20200531_101022.jpg
    Found it thanks everyone 
  • Steve L Posts: 1302
    Gold Coast
    Performance Poster Steve L
    04 Jun 2020 04:15 PM
    I got a pump today and they were around 145 psi. I bumped them up to 190 as per recommendations on here, hopefully it rides nice
  • Grease Monkey Posts: 946
    Performance Poster Grease Monkey
    04 Jun 2020 07:18 PM
    Quoting Steve L on 04 Jun 2020 04:15 PM
    I got a pump today and they were around 145 psi. I bumped them up to 190 as per recommendations on here, hopefully it rides nice
    Steve, play with that pressure until you find the sweet spot for a given load, short hops I never bothered but if I was taking the missus for any distance I would bump it up to suit.
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