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Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Boyce, VA
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Hello Everyone -
I recently (last week) had my Indie install a set of Progressive Monotube cartridges in my forks, and a set of 444s out back. I also switched out the OEM Dunlops for a set of Michelin Commander II tires, both front and rear. My '12 FLHTK had 10,250 miles on it at the time.
I took the Missus on a 200-mile ride through the Shenandoah yesterday (mix of highway and back roads, including a couple of meandering byways that made me think we were probably getting a little too close to someone's still) and all I can say is WOW!
Nose dive (my biggest problem with the stock suspension) is about 95% gone.
I had the Indie install the heavy duty springs on the rear shocks, and while the ride was definitely firmer, it was not uncomfortably so. My wife suffers from some nerve damage in her left shoulder/arm so bumps and bangs are a real problem for her, and even though we had the suspension set on the middle section (two clicks) she was amazed at the difference from the stock air suspension.
For anyone who may be considering this kind of upgrade, I say DO IT!
Did you go with the heavy duty or standard springs cause I'm thinking of these too.I,m #175 and run solo most of the time Except for trips.