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View Poll Results: Which shocks are the best?!?
Road King - Air Shocks 19 82.61%
Dyna's - One size up idea 0 0%
Other - Any other shock & why 4 17.39%
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i voted RK shocks..
RK shocks are cheap and air adjust cant complain aboutr the look or ride i love mine wont be changing
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First I have heard of this!!!! Please tell me what I need and what to look out for! I dont need another paper weight! As now I have three! Two progressive 13.5 (eye hole too big) and 1 dyna' 12.5 that would fit but I only have one!
I'm not sure of the exact sizes, but the stock ones are about 13 or 13.5" and Harley also sells some that I think are 2" shorter.
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I'm not sure of the exact sizes, but the stock ones are about 13 or 13.5" and Harley also sells some that I think are 2" shorter.
Yea I think I would like to keep them about 12.5 but I wouldnt bitch about .5 if I had to have them!
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my poll results wont post until approved my a moderater.?
i dont get that message .so if the mod dont like my choice it will be pulled.?
I can see your vote (RK) and I created it!
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I can see your vote (RK) and I created it!
why did i get that message never seen it before thought it was wierd
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Al, it's something that's been happening since the upgrade. Some posts get picked up by the system and put into unapproved (moderated) status. Until we can figure out how to stop it doing this, we have to check manually for unapproved posts, and approve them (like I just did with yours).
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All I know is I read here all the time about RK, Progerssive and olin shocks and have read nothing until now about dyna shocks. Like maybe they aren't worth mentioning?
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I put the RK's on my bike last weekend, w/o any air it was a 100% improvement...with 15 lbs..it is great..I am pushing 300 lbs..so it will give oyu an idea. I ride crappy LA surface streets with about 10% freewat and 10% mountain roads
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I put RK shocks on my bike about 2000 miles ago, and dont regret it at all. Im 135 so I keep it at 0 psi but still 100x better than stock, and cheap.
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