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Old 11-19-2011, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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Cool Stock vs Arnott vs Legends vs HD Premium

ok.....I am looking to possibly upgrade my rear shocks from the IMO, crappy stock HD air shocks to one of the above. I would like to keep my present look of it being lowered like it came from the factory but with a better adjustment and riding shock.

What are your comments on what you are running? Are you still running the stock shocks or have you upgraded to something different and/or better?

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Old 11-19-2011, 04:50 PM
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I would check with bitchinbaggers
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Legend all the way. Awesome people/products. Had very little success with Arnott on multiple customer bikes.

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Running Arnott Aldan air ride on 2 bikes with no complaints and they are 11 way adjustable.

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Progressive Suspension 440 or 940 rear shocks will do a great job for you. Currently in the month of November Progressive has a promotion, if you buy a set of 440 or 940 rear shocks you can get a set of front fork springs for FREE a $120 value. What a deal you can upgrade the front along with the rear suspension for just the price of doing the rear.


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I have Arnott Aldan shocks. I have had a REALLY bad experience with Arnott. Their customer service stinks. The 11 way adjustable shocks are really only 2 way adjustable, according to Arnott. When I asked about the adjustment they said I should never use anything over the second click, (?). I spent over 4 months getting a set of shocks I could live with. I'm still having issues with the last set I got. They have no idea how to install the compressor on a Road Glide. Their instructions are for older models that '09. If you have ABS the compressor cannot be installed where the instructions say. My installer had to install inside the fairing and had to make a bracket to mount it. You will have to purchase a 'T' fitting as it is not included. They don't recommend their air guage be installed in the fairing. I had to buy another guage to know where to set the suspension. They have no clue as to where to set the pressure. I just had a very bad experience with them and would go with Legend in the future. I have posted other experiences in detail in the suspension forum. I'm off my soap box. Good luck.

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Running Arnott Aldan air ride on 2 bikes with no complaints and they are 11 way adjustable.
TracyB...what year bike on you runing the Arnott's on? According to FastStan....since my bike is an '09 with ABS.....I might have issues, compressor mounting location, etc.

I also read about the Ohlins shocks on another website forum, went to one of the members website that sells them,,,,seems to be lots of detail answers to answer before they can even build you a set. I'm really not looking for a set of canyon carving shocks, just something that rides better and is possibly adjustable on the fly. I talked to a HD salesman yesterday at a dealer about their premium shocks.

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If you want a shock to improve your ride, both comfort and handling IMO an air shock is not it.

Look into Ohlin 3-3 for stock height, 2-2a almost the same as a 12 in shock or the Progressive 940 will maintain the stock lowered height of a FLTRX or the HD Premium in either length or there is a new company out there Terrycable that makes a good shock based on reviews..

I think Im going either Ohlin , Progressive or Terry Cable. From what Ive read and talked to people you cant go wrong with Ohlins when they are set up correctly but they do need to be rebuilt every 20,000 or so Im told. The Progressive are lifetime warranty and it will only cost the shipping to them for service.

I think the Progressive 940 are the best buy they can be found on EBay from US Motoman for $ 469 list price is 699 Ohlins run about 600 to 900 dependin on model and Terrycable about 500, HDPremium can e found for 450

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Take a look at " Works " shocks .Have the easy adjust for two up or any spirted riding Been on the bike two years now and no problems, nothing bad to say about them. Just my 2 cents

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