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I need to get an opinion on Progressive 412's. Are they a lot better or just a little better than stock HD shocks? Are 440's worth the extra cost?
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I run the 440's an I think they are a great fit for the V-Rod. Good dampening on compression and rebound. Much nicer ride. :2cents:
 

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The 440's, along with fork springs and SE oil, will transform your V. You'll wonder how you ever survived the POS stock suspension.
 

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440's and front springs and HD oil. Yes, a thousand times yes. Best mod I have made, after the open wheels.
 

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akjitsu said:
The 440's, along with fork springs and SE oil, will transform your V. You'll wonder how you ever survived the POS stock suspension.
:them: Couldn't have said it better.
 

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rjrivero said:
I run the 440's an I think they are a great fit for the V-Rod. Good dampening on compression and rebound. Much nicer ride. :2cents:
akjitsu said:
The 440's, along with fork springs and SE oil, will transform your V. You'll wonder how you ever survived the POS stock suspension.
V-Fred said:
440's and front springs and HD oil. Yes, a thousand times yes. Best mod I have made, after the open wheels.
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:them: Couldn't have said it better.
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Soundhound said:
I need to get an opinion on Progressive 412's. Are they a lot better or just a little better than stock HD shocks? Are 440's worth the extra cost?
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I put Works Performance shocks on but like others have said, HUGE difference. I think any of the mainstream performance shocks will make a big difference in ride comfort and damping as long as the springs selected are correct for the application.
Most manufacturers put cheap suspension parts on stock bikes. They are worth it. Most people don't know how bad the stock forks and shocks are setup until they replace them.
 

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I love my 412's, I haven't ridden a bike with 440's, even with a 1 inch shorter than stock. I have not bottomed out, even with the lady on the back.
 

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I love my 412's, I haven't ridden a bike with 440's, even with a 1 inch shorter than stock. I have not bottomed out, even with the lady on the back.
I went with the 412's too - they are only about 2bills and made differnce but I do not know how they compare to the 440's.:moped:
 

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I went with the 412's, but only because I'm a cheap focker. Night and day difference from stock, well worth it. If i had an extra $200 at the time I woulda went with the 440's.
 

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rjrivero said:
I run the 440's an I think they are a great fit for the V-Rod. Good dampening on compression and rebound. Much nicer ride. :2cents:
Did you go stock length or shortened?
 

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I was considering having my stockers cut,but now after reading this...it sounds like many think the stock shocks arent very good....440s are abit more then I wanted to spend...

so the 412s are a good upgrade too it sounds like....can someone please tell me,where is cheap place to finde 412s,and I also want to lower the back down as much as possible,but still ride the OCCASIONAL passenger....would 11.75 be too low?....do they come in 11.75?

thanks gang!
Dan
 

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NOS-DAN said:
I was considering having my stockers cut,but now after reading this...it sounds like many think the stock shocks arent very good....440s are abit more then I wanted to spend...

so the 412s are a good upgrade too it sounds like....can someone please tell me,where is cheap place to finde 412s,and I also want to lower the back down as much as possible,but still ride the OCCASIONAL passenger....would 11.75 be too low?....do they come in 11.75?

thanks gang!
Dan
Dan - got mine here. 12" 412's - have never seen 11.75". I cannot say the 440's aren't the way to go but like others, I am pleased as punch with the 412's.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/12-0...003QQitemZ130127689203QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW

$191.99 plus $15 for shipping.

http://myworld.ebay.com/jc_motorcycle_accessories
 

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I went with the 412s but did not notice any difference from stock. I wish I had plunked down the extra dough for the 440s now because I don't think the 412s are all that.
 

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forgive my stupidity here......... so the 440's are the rear shocks then? what do you do to the fronts?
 
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