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V-Factor Adjustable Length Shock Absorbers - 29096
  • Adjustable on bike
  • Shock length can be adjusted to raise the seat height 1/2 in. or lower it 1 1/2 in.
  • Sold in pairs
  • Fits Softail 89-99 and most custom Softail-style frames
Mfg #: 29096
Part #: H58199
Type Shock Absorber
Units Pair
Weight 13.31 lbs
Fitment for V-Factor Adjustable Length Shock Absorbers - 29096

Part H58199 fits the following machines

  • Heritage Softail - FLST 1989-1990
  • Heritage Softail Classic - FLSTC 1989-1999
  • Heritage Softail Nostalgia - FLSTN 1993
  • Heritage Softail Special - FLSTN 1994-1996
  • Heritage Softail Springer - FLSTS 1997-1999
  • Softail - FXST 1989-1993
  • Softail Custom - FXSTC 1989-1999
  • Softail Fat Boy - FLSTF 1990-1999
  • Softail Night Train - FXSTB 1999
  • Softail Springer - FXSTS 1989-1999
  • Softail Springer Bad Boy - FXSTSB 1995-1997
  • Softail Standard - FXST 1999
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What size eye to eye ?
David N on Mar 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: So, they will fit my high tail 20 inch?
can I get adjustment instructions for the V factor shocks 29096?
Bruce C on Mar 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This may help:

1) Jack the bike up so the rear tire is off the ground. The more clearance you have the easier it is. Don't forget to strap the bike down. You don't want it falling on you while your wrenching underneath it.
2) Loosen the jam nut all the way out. Its a 1-11/16" nut. If it doesn't want to loosen easily (which is often the case), soak it in some penetrating lube.
3) With a spanner wrench (HD p/n 94448-82B) turn the adjuster plate counter-clockwise (so the shock housing moves towards the front of the bike) until its up against the jam nut.
4) Then take a light colored paint pen, or a piece of duck tape, and mark the 6 o'clock position on the adjuster plate to use as a reference point when doing your adjustment. Don't worry if they're not in exactly the same position on both shocks. Thats normal.
5) With the spanner wrench, turn the adjuster plate clockwise no more then 4 complete turns by counting how many times the mark from step 4 crosses the 6 o'clock position. 0 turns is the stiffest setting, and 4 turns is the softest setting.
6) While holding the adjuster plate in place with the spanner wrench, tighten the jam nut up against the adjuster plate by turning the nut clockwise.
6) Now repeat the exact same process on the other shock. The key is to adjust both shocks equally.

The general rule of thumb I use is:
4 turns for load <= 180 lbs
3 turns for 180lbs < load <= 235lbs
2 turns for 235lbs < load <= 300lbs
1 turn for 300lbs < load <= 375lbs
0 turns for 375 < load

235lbs solo rider: 3 full turns
235lbs solo rider + 32lbs pack: 2.5 turns
235lbs rider + 150lbs passenger + 32lbs pack: 0.5 turns

I like a slightly stiffer ride when running solo (3 turns for my 235lbs fat booty), but run a softer ride when my girlies on the back (1 turn). Adjust your shock to taste by 1/4 turn increments till you get it dialed in for you and your riding style.
Will this fit a Red Horse Chopper?
Robert W on Aug 5, 2020
BEST ANSWER: If you are using Softail type shocks, this should work for you
I want to go lower than 1 1/2” can I do this..??
A on Jul 29, 2020
BEST ANSWER: 1 1/2" is max on these
Will these fit my 1996 Harley Davidson Softail nostalgia?
A shopper on Jun 30, 2020
What length are these?
A shopper on Jun 25, 2020
Will these fit 87 fxstc ?
A shopper on May 18, 2020
BEST ANSWER: No, see fitment tab for correct fits
Will this definitely fit my FLST86 heritage softtail? As the fitment on the page says 89-99
Chana on Aug 15, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No, these are for 89-99
Will the v factor 29096 fit on a 86 fxstc?
A shopper on Jul 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, see fitment tab for correct fits
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Happy with product. Came with no adjustment instructions tho.
July 21, 2020
Ft Wayne, IN
4 months ago
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Unknown( fit issues)
These do not fit a 1984 Harley softail fxst. The hit the transmission drain plug on the air cleaner side of the bike and a transmission mount bolt on the primary side of the bike.
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October 1, 2018
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Hit a bump and eye bolts/ adjusters snapped!! Waste of money and time
Total waste of money and time putting these on. Our first long ride since purchase , Did fine until we went over a bridge under construction , hit a bump and the adjusters/eye bolts snapped!!
First trip with new shocks,went over a bridge under construction,hit bump &this happened.Horrible
First trip with new shocks,went over a bridge under construction,hit bump &this happened.Horrible
September 18, 2020
Moundsville, WV
3 months ago
1996 Harley FLSTN