The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum S&S Cycle  

XLF Gallery XLF Classifieds XLF Blogs XLF Shout XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

Members Birthdays
wallylach (63), cob (60), decman (58), djhannu (52), Vaughn, irishhog (45), dangjalopy (41), earthoverdrive (36), edman87k5 (35), 79iron (32), mr_anti_chrome
Superbrace
NRHS Performance Long 2
Motor Stage
Don's Cyclewear

Fix My Hog
  Gallery Home · Search · Register  

Profile for Fastfwd01
Number of photos 4
Number of comments 1
Number of times photos viewed 36,979
Disk space used 0.7mb
Last Photo Uploaded sportster_resize.jpg
Trick Sportster
Last Comment Posted '08 XL1200N Nightster
Well, to be honest, I went with the 11Ē to match the stock ride height and I think that with that little shock travel youíre not going to see much improvement over the really rough stuff. I think the Progressives feel a bit softer/better over moderately rough road. Honestly, not much different than my stock shocks on a low pre-load setting. They both bottom out over the really rough stuff. The Progressives may soak up a bit more before really bottoming out hard like the stockers would on a low pre-load setting.


I had my stock shocks on the third or fourth pre-load before I took them off. They were really, really stiff. It helped not bottoming out, but it was a pretty stiff ride over all the small stuff.


I may have benefited from the heavy duty versions. Iím 230lbs. I think anything over 220lbs they recommend the heavy duty. I donít plan on any two up riding though and I was hoping to get a nicer ride than what I had heard the heavy duty shocks gave. I could have been mistaken in not going with heavy duty. Iíve been riding with them on the 4th pre-load setting and theyíre still pretty soft. I may have to go to the highest pre-load.


Itís hard to tell though because I got the new Mustang Vintage Solo seat only a few days after I got the Progressive 412ís in. I didnít have time to really compare how the Progressives felt with the same seat as what I was riding with the stockers. The new seat has far more padding and really helps to smooth the ride out. The combination is fantastic.


I donít know what model you have, but if itís a Nightster Ė I would recommend changing both the seat and the shocks. I rode about 300+ miles last Saturday and my ass never really hurt. I couldnít do that with the stock seat.
 

Powered by: PhotoPost PHP vB3 Enhanced
Copyright 2005 All Enthusiast, Inc.


Custom Search

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:40.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
XL Forum - Linson Media LLC