Softail Shock Problem

I have a 99 FXST and I want to install an Arlen Ness lowering system. The problem is the bolts on the shocks (swingarm side) are out about a ¼ inch and I can’t move them in or out. I bought it used, 2 months ago from a dealer and it’s not covered under warranty. Is there anyway I can remove them without snapping them off? I have a lift. Thanks Chris D.


Hello Chris,

The only correct way is to remove the entire swing-arm with the shocks intact and work with it on the bench. You can try a little heat and work the bolts back and forth with a crow’s foot style tool, but you may soften or melt the powder coat. Wrench Safe, FMH
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