LOWER REAR SUSPENSION KIT
J065372017-08-23
GENERAL
Kit Number
54000134
Models
For model fitment information, see the P&A Retail Catalog or the Parts and Accessories section of www.harley-davidson.com (English only).
Installation Requirements
Certain combinations of lowered suspensions require jiffy stand replacement. See model fitment information for specifics.
This kit requires thread lock for proper installation. LOCTITE 243 MEDIUM STRENGTH THREADLOCKER AND SEALANT (BLUE) (99642-97)
Kit Contents
See Figure 2 and Table 2.
WARNING
Installation of any accessory suspension components can affect cornering clearance. This could distract the rider, causing loss of control and death or serious injury. (00431b)
WARNING
Rider and passenger safety depend upon the correct installation of this kit. Use the appropriate service manual procedures. If the procedure is not within your capabilities or you do not have the correct tools, have a Harley-Davidson dealer perform the installation. Improper installation of this kit could result in death or serious injury. (00333b)
NOTE
This instruction sheet references service manual information. A service manual for this year/model motorcycle is required for this installation. One is available from a Harley-Davidson dealer.
REMOVAL AND INSTALL
  1. This kit installs in the same manner as the original equipment (OE) rear shock. See the service manual to remove and install the rear shock.
PRELOAD ADJUSTMENT
Adjust suspension to suit load conditions, riding style and personal comfort. Increase preload to accommodate the total load. Reduce the preload if carrying less weight. Do not exceed maximum GVWR or GAWR when loading.
See Figure 1. Rotate the adjustment screw clockwise to increase preload setting, or counterclockwise to decrease preload setting until the indicator shows the appropriate preload setting.
See Table 1 for new preload settings.
Figure 1. Preload Adjustment Screw
Table 1. Preload Setting
Rear Preload Setting
Additional Weight of Passenger, Cargo and Added Accessories
Weight
0
9 kg
20 lb
18 kg
40 lb
27 kg
60 lb
36.5 kg
80 lb
45.5 kg
100 lb
54.5 kg
120 lb
63.5 kg
140 lb
72.5 kg
160 lb
81.5 kg
180 lb
Rider Weight
72.5 kg (160 lb)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
2.5
3
3.5
4
4.5
81.5 kg (180 lb)
1
1.5
1.5
2
2.5
3
3.5
4
4.5
5
90.5 kg (200 lb)
1
1.5
2
2.5
3
3.5
4
4.5
5
5
100 kg (220 lb)
1.5
2
2.5
3
3.5
3.5
4
4.5
5
5.5
109 kg (240 lb)
2
2.5
2.5
3
3.5
4
4.5
5
5.5
5.5
118 kg (260 lb)
2
2.5
3
3.5
4
4.5
5
5.5
5.5
-
127 kg (280 lb)
2.5
3
3.5
4
-
-
-
-
-
-
136 kg (300 lb)
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
SERVICE PARTS
Figure 2. Service Parts: Rear Shock Absorber Kit
Table 2. Service Parts: Rear Shock Absorber Kit
Item
Description (Quantity)
Part Number
1
Rear shock assembly
Not sold separately