(1.)This is the complete Air Dragger kit from Progressive Suspension.
(2.)We started the install by pulling off the Road King's saddlebags and seat to get at the rear shocks and battery.
(3.)We loosened up the shocks and removed the OE airlines.
(4.)We removed the stock H-D air shocks and checked the shock mounts for any wear and tear.
(5.)We then installed the new Progressive Air Dragger air shocks and tightened to factory specs.
(6.)This is the location where the air line was fed into the rear shock. We left the plugs in the shocks until we were ready to install the lines.
(7.)This is how it looked once the new chrome plated shocks were installed. Too bad we had to cover them back up with the saddlebags.
(8.)We then installed the electric control switches, which are mounted below the seat on the left side of the frame.
(9.)Here is an up close photo of the height control valve. The upper switch (1) powers the system up and the lower chrome button (2) evacuates the air out of the system thereby lowing the shocks.
(10.)We wired the height control unit to the battery and installed the supplied in-line fuse.
(11.)The air compressor unit was then unpacked and readied for installation.
(12.)The air compressor was simply, yet securely installed using 3M Hook & Look tape.
(13.)The suggested location for the Air Compressor unit is in the very rear of the left side saddlebag. It is out of the way and did not take up very much space in the bag.
(14.)The air compressor unit was securely installed in the saddlebag. The location sounded strange to us at first, but once installed we really liked it.
(16.)We then drilled a small hole in the back of each saddlebag and routed the air lines and compressor wiring through it.
(17.)The compressor was wired to the height control valve and battery. We then checked the unit for power.
(18.)We routed the air lines to each of the rear air shocks and shortened them to fit better.
(19.)The air line connection was a simple and easy to use push-on style pressure coupler.
Progressive Suspension Air Dragger Install
When we heard that Progressive Suspension had a new air ride system that was both easy to install and reasonably priced coming down the pipe, we hassled the company endlessly until we had one under our roof to install. Dubbed the AirDragger, Progressive Suspension has made a system that more consumers can afford with the quality and reliability that the company is known for. The kit consists of two air chamber shocks that are made from machined aluminum featuring velocity-sensitive multi-stage valving and an internal coil spring which is of a progressive rate. The heart of the system is a 12V-operated air compressor that is mounted out of the way in the rear of the left saddlebag with Velco. The system is adjustable on-the-fly in either direction up to 2 inches at the flick of a switch. This kit is made for late-model touring Harleys up to '08 and it bolted up to our '02 Road King without fail in about an hour and a half.
(20.)Here's the compressor completely installed in the saddlebag with the included zip ties and wire loom. Tidy, isn't it?
Air Dragger Shocks