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Old 25th May 2007
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How comfortable of a shock is this? Im not talking about compared to stock(which suck). Just in general, do these smooth out the ride considerably?
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There are 2 different modesl of 412s. The standard and the heavy dutys. How much do you weigh? Do you ride 2 up often? The standards ride quite cushy, the heavy dutys are stiffer.

We sell them at NRHS for $225 a set by the way for either style in black or chrome in your choice of lengths.
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mostly solo 170 to 180 pounds
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I'm about 240 and I ride with the standard duty 412's. I have found them to be quite comfortable and much better than stock.
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I'll write you my review in a week or two.
I'm picking up my (13") 'Standard' 412s tomorrow.
If all goes well, and I catch Murphy's Gremlin sleeping,
I could have them installed by evening.
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I have the standard 412's and am a big guy and love them.
Big difference from the stock HD shocks.
There is a thread on this sight, written by myself, on how to install the 412's.
It may help your install.
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Default Stock shocks very bad. 412s VERY good.

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How comfortable of a shock is this? Im not talking about compared to stock(which suck). Just in general, do these smooth out the ride considerably?

1) Very
2) How can we not compare them to the stock shocks?
3) Very much so.
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theres a pair winging there way to me from the US as we speak..............
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I weigh about 170 (before gear) and put some 12.5" 412 standards on my custom to add some suspension travel. I think they're more comfortable than stock, though some of that may simply be the slightly longer travel resulting in less jolts to the spine
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