Hello, I love reading your articles. I was wondering if you have any information regarding what to do when replacing handlebars. I have a 1995 FLHTCUI that I converted from EFI to Mikuni carb and also replaced my stock handlebars to 14 inch apes. Upon removing the stock handle bar, I saw the air valve on the end of the handle bar and a rubber tube connected to the front Harley air suspension system of the bike.
Someone told me to just plug the hose and it will work. I did that by inserting a bolt and secured it with a clamp and now I noticed that my front suspension is riding really hard. Do you have any advice that will help me with this suspension issues? I would really appreciate it.
I love all your videos which were very helpful to my projects. Keep up the good work and thank you again.
Freddie, Thanks for the email and great feedback.
Sounds like you cut the front air suspension. You will have to repair the line and install a new schrader value.
Video: Evo Front Air Suspension Freddie’s Feedback: Fortunately, I did not cut the rubber hose that is attached from the handle bar air inlet to the front fork air suspension system. I got myself a tire air valve, inserted it in the hose that is attached to the main front air suspension, clamped it and pumped air using the HD air suspension pump to 15psi. I checked the air valve and no air was leaking. I will leave the air valve behind the fairing for future air suspension adjustment. Thank you again for a great website.