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Folkie, I thought anyone south of Carlisle was near London and north is near Glasgow? I am just being a shit as I spent some of my childhood near Basingstoke
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Please tell use your ride weight. The 412 shocks can come with either standard or heavy duty springs, so that info needs to be shared as well.

So far, I have not read anyone with a 2016 bike changing shocks. Based on reports, 220 lbs is about max weight for 2016 HD shocks, but no one knows for sure.
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XLXR, I am 198lb and I have leather/hard bags on the back. Had the heavy duty springs at first and the ride was way too hard.

I swapped them to standard springs and improved the ride.
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I noticed Folkie has "CRF250L … coming" on his profile and they have mid controls, flat bars and usd forks?
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Bloody typically, first rain we have had in 2 months and it was this weekend.

I went for a ride, about 60 miles on my normal route of country winding roads and I must say that I did not bottom out once and the ride does seem more controlled / smoother than the 412s.

However, I do now have more travel (3/4'') and as it was wet I was not as generous with the cornering speeds.

The 412's seems to let me down in two place

1. Either too hard or would bottom out and that seems to be fixed
2. Not being able to handle a bump mid corner at speed, example being when I was hitting a bump doing 100kph on a corner recommended at 45kph.

The second issue I have not been able to test yet as the roads were just too slippery But I will do soon enough

Overall for the right price they are definitely better than the 412s
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IMHO, the new Harley shocks are about on par with the Ohlins I put on my Triumph T100 a few years ago. I have nothing but good things to say about the shocks on my 2016 Roadster.

I always figured Harley must have had controlling interest in some national chiropractic chain and used their abysmal suspensions to drum up business.
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I am close to 220 and have a 16 roadster. I have my shocks under adjusted according to the HD chart and find them to be comfortable, at the recommended setting it was far too stiff. It would seem they could support much more weight.
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