Fournales Shocks, Here’s the Lowdown After 30,000 Or So
In this review Andy talks about his affair with the
Fournales Shockies on his Harley Wide Glide. Until I bought the
BMW R1200GS the Harley was my main ride. And the main riding I
did was longer distance touring, mostly one up but occasionally
with a pillion and all the gear stowed on board. I did and
still do like scratching around the corners when they appear. I
live in pretty flat country in the middle of South Australia so
when I hit the twisties in NSW or Victoria I can’t help
Of course with a wideglide this LITERALLY means scratching.
I leave a souvenier wherever I “scratch”. Bits of exhaust, foot
pegs, crash bar, primary case or frame and when two up this can
be serious metal abrasion. Or it was until I purchased and
fitted the Fournales Shocks on the rear.
In this photo I have unscrewed
the chrome cover and you can see the air valve at the top of
This is what a high pressure, low
volume pump looks like. You will need one of these to go to
In this Audio Review I’ll cover:
Dispelling the “Hard as nails” myth.
After many K’s with the Fournales I can safely say I wish
I’d fitted them 100,000 K’s a go on the Wilma Wideglide. They
have made a HUGE difference to the bike.
Tell me what you think!
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By the way, If you wanted to give them a try on your bike
for 30 days without any risk and full money back guarantee?
I’ll tell you how to do that as well.
Click below for the Audio
I did a lot of research on google trying to find some web
based information, and couldn’t find anything worthwhile.
However if you are interested in Fournales here is the email of
the guy who imports them into Australia Bertrand Cadart. You
can contact him on email@example.com.
Yes he is French.
Hey Andy, Really good information in the podcast. I have
Fournales fitted to my Harley Softail and been trying to get
the best way to set them up. Your info was spot on and will
help me sort out a few comfort issues I have been having.
Thanks for posting the info on Fournales (4
I had a set on my 1998 Heritage and we toured all over America
on that bike without a hitch and boy, it was comfortable.
The pump you use for your WideGlide - will that work with the
“under-the-belly” style on a Heritage Softail or would I have
to use the Fournales pump (I hope not as it is very
Hey Bill, bad news! It appears the
pressure you need for the soft tail version is much higher.
From all accounts you will need the fournales pump. The dynas
use lower pressure and you can use the pushbike versions
easily! Even though they seem expensive it’s small price to pay
over a $20,000-$30,000 motorcycle to have it performing
optimally. I know this as a mate just bought some for his Duece
and we couldn’t use my pump.