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'08 XL1200N Nightster
Well, to be honest, I went with the 11” to match the stock ride height and I think that with that little shock travel you’re 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. I’m 230lbs. I think anything over 220lbs they recommend the heavy duty. I don’t 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. I’ve been riding with them on the 4th pre-load setting and they’re still pretty soft. I may have to go to the highest pre-load.
It’s hard to tell though because I got the new Mustang Vintage Solo seat only a few days after I got the Progressive 412’s in. I didn’t 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 don’t know what model you have, but if it’s a Nightster – I would recommend changing both the seat and the shocks. I rode about 300+ miles last Saturday and my ass never really hurt. I couldn’t do that with the stock seat.
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