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I order some Drag Specialty shocks two years ago (more to raise my bike, went to 13" over the 11.75") and when I got them inside the box was a note from Progressive Shock Co. so I assumed they were manufacturing the shocks for Drag Specialty. I bought them directly from Drag Specialties, in their box with their instructions and spacers.
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Well, I got these Premium adjustable shocks in 13" length, in black last September. First impression was much smoother ride, compared to stock 11.5"stock on 2012 48.Ride height was not a concern, since the stock fork springs were already replaced by Progressive monotubes at 5.5"travel.
Overall, these shocks are very fine, when and as long as they are working, mine got off the bike in January, having served for about 3000 miles.
The reason - they are done now, oil is aerated, and there is no damping on the last half inch of rebound stroke. They knocked so bad, that the whole bike shuddered after passing any small bump. I went through replacement of motor mounts (were sagging already anyway), checked wheel bearings, swing arm bearings, head bearings, and finally reinstallation of stock shocks. Should have been in reverse order, to get rid of the horrible knock, just didn't want to acknowledge the shocks being dead after so limited use. I am 140 pounds, and except potholes and road irregularities there was no motocross riding on them

Revzilla offered return/credit, worse is, the shocks are stuck at the post office, which suspended operations since 10th of March due to corona regulations, exactly 1.5 hours after I brought the package in.
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Sorry to hear that, I had 0 issues with mine up till April of this year, however; they where damaged (Bike was totaled) when I got ran over in April.
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That's bad. Hopefully you are ok.
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Yea all healed up, other than a little soreness in my left knee and my right ankle, still waiting on my personal injury claim.
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