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Old 12-30-2012, 07:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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rear shock question

thoughts on progressive 944 rear shocks vs the HD cvo premium hand adj rear shocks. i know from what ive read the progressives are the constant but im not seeing them compaired to the cvo premium shocks. thoughts ????????
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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no knowledge there on that one, I am switching from my stock SG air shocks to the 944's! I was told by a very large guy(380#) that is what he rides and he loves them. so I am sure they will be fine for me 220#. good luck!
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I can speak to this, Progressive 944UT's are on my 2011 RGC. I have the CVO shocks, and removed them to put the 944's on. I had Arnott Aldans before that. I was hight challenged and needed the air shocks until seat and boot mods made it possible to use a regular 12" shocks. The Progressives are what I thought a custom shock would feel like, the rear end is nailed down to the road, I have so much better feel and traction and side forces are balanced.
The CVO shocks are only preload adjustable. They are better than the stock air shocks, but only a little. They are 12" and the Progressives are 13" but droop to the shorter length and seem to be about 12 1/4" when I'm sitting on it. If
I were to do this again, I would go right to the 944's.
The CVO shocks are not even in the same league, they feel rough and the bike falls into holes instead of absorbing the impact. The Progressives let U feel it all, but the feedback is perfect, enough to feel it all without getting jarred at every bump.
Depending on your weight and how much of a load it carries, there are 2 different spring choices. The 944-UT4020 is the heavier of the two, the 944-UT4002 is the lighter spring. This is the best that any bagger I have ridden, the control of the rear tire is the chit!
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i recently bought a pair and can tell ya I;ll never go back to stock air ride
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:13 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I've been debating about upgrading rear shocks on my RK. Punching up the pressure in the shocks when riding two up isn't that big a deal, but forgetting to lower the pressure again makes for a pretty stiff ride for a 60 year old guy with a bad back. How do the 944's behave with a 200 lb rider on the back. Also, is that price REALLY almost a grand for shocks? If they are that comfortable and effective, great, it just means it'll be a little while longer before I scrape up the necessary funds.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I did something a little different on my '12 SG but similar. I went with 13" 440's(blasphemy I know), and did Monotubes in the front. My SG is absolutely a different bike now. It tracks so much better and has never bottomed out and jarred my spine like the stock air shocks did. It literally corners like a different bike with this set-up. It's firm but handles much better. I believe from a performance perspective, that this is about the best thing you could do to a touring bike.
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I did something a little different on my '12 SG but similar. I went with 13" 440's(blasphemy I know), and did Monotubes in the front. My SG is absolutely a different bike now. It tracks so much better and has never bottomed out and jarred my spine like the stock air shocks did. It literally corners like a different bike with this set-up. It's firm but handles much better. I believe from a performance perspective, that this is about the best thing you could do to a touring bike.
Curious to know if you've ever run the 412's or 944's? A few years ago I put 412's on my '98 FLTRI and it really made the bike feel better. I really don't want a lower ride, which seems to be the big claim-to-fame of the 944's. I just bought a new FLHX and don't plan on replacing the stock shocks right away, but will do so in the next year or so. I'm just having a hard time coming to grips with the price of the 440's as compared to the 412's.
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:45 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Plus one for the 944s they are nice, I went with the lighter spring tho
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:00 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I have a question for all of you 944 guys.

Did you all pay the $759.99 retail price or are there deals out there?

I am not afraid of spending money but that seems crazy. The coil over lift for my truck wasn't much more than that.


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