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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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444 Shocks

I just put a pair of Progressive 444's with the heavy duty springs on my RGU and I love them! I ride 2 up most of the time. I went with the 444's because I wanted to keep the stock hight but benefit from the new progressive technology that the 944's have. Is anyone else running a set of these? I am also trying to decide what set up to go with on the front end.

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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 01:12 PM
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Runnin 940's on mine but am puttin the Monotubes in tomorrow ~ Love the 940's I transferred them to this bike off of my Ultra LTD. Did Drop Ins on the Ultra but can't wait to check out the Monotubes ~ I like a firm ride, great handling, So far I have been pleased with the Progressive Suspension.

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Mono tubes

What needs to come off the bike to install the Monotubes?

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I have the Progressive 440's with the heavy duty springs on my bike and I have the monotubes as well and I love them, I kept the bike the same height a well. To put in the monotubes you will have to tear down the front fork assembly the good news is that you can keep the upper fairing on the bike but you have to remove the instrument rachel and fork covers. The monotubes are well worth the investment because of the improved ride and handling & control when braking you will get.

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looking to lower my suspension, no lower than FLHX or FLTRX. And want to improve the ride on my '08 RG. 70% 1 up riding.

Not sure what benefits achieved if go for Ohlens over Progressive, or even more pricey. Please convince me.

Now considering
  • 31-2501 - Progressive Suspension Monotube Fork Lowering Kit for FLH/FLT (97-UP)
  • 444-4058C - Progressive Suspension 444 FST Series Shocks (Pair) 444-4058C

Tell me if I am on the right track.

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I went with Progressive Monotubes up front, absolutely love them. However in the rear I was going to go with Ohlins, but now have decided JRI, my wife has Progressives on the rear of her bike, though better than stock, I'm just not convinced that's the way I want to go.

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Thanks for the info. I was hoping that the faring could stay on. Looks like it's Monotubes and a touring link to complete my suspension upgrades.

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444's and Race Tech

Just put 444's on my '01 with Race Tech front end package including the Gold Emulators. Best mod yet, stock shit was pretty squirly, now I gotta do the swingarm busshings next. 110 mph on the way to work early this morning with no wiggle.
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I went with Progressive Monotubes up front, absolutely love them. However in the rear I was going to go with Ohlins, but now have decided JRI, my wife has Progressives on the rear of her bike, though better than stock, I'm just not convinced that's the way I want to go.
I keep reading praise about the JRI. But no details. And good about Olhins, but no explanation why so exceptional.

Please convince me (& provide me evidence to convince my wife) that additional expenditures on Ohlens are justified, and beyond them JRI. Please give me something to hang onto beyond "they are better." HOW ARE THEY BETTER? Please...
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Just put 444's on my '01 with Race Tech front end package including the Gold Emulators. Best mod yet, stock shit was pretty squirly, now I gotta do the swingarm busshings next. 110 mph on the way to work early this morning with no wiggle.
Like to read about and see upgrades of older bikes to bring up to contemporary.
Thinking seriously about 444s for my '08. Like to read comments on how the elephant me out, or not.

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