Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: So Cal High Desert
Its my understanding that the 944 is a different valving technology than the IAS system used in the 440 and 940. Its something that Progressive has developed and patented they are calling it FST technology and is supposed to be more load sensing to adjust the damping.
All three shocks the 440HD,940 and 944 come with the same spring rate on them 115-150 lbs. so if you are a lighter rider you may need to have the springs changed just like a lot of us have done on our 940s.
The 944 is not yet listed on the Progressive site and is supposed to be available in March.
I like my 940 over the 440 because the 940 are a 13" shock that still lowers the bike to the same height as a 12" shock. To get the same height in a 440 I would have had to use a 12" shock the same as I took off the bike and would not have as much available travel as I have with the 940 (3+" vs a little over 2")
2011 FLTRX, 103 Power Pak, Stage 1 with Power Vision and V & H Power Duals, SE A/C, Cee Bailey TRSSC 15", Progressive 940 rear,Mono Tubes Front, C & C Fastback Seat and some extras in black here and there
2005 Annv FLSTFI, Stage II 95 kit, lowered 2" - SOLD
2004 Road King Custom - SOLD
2004 Sportster 1200 r, Stage 1 - SOLD
Last edited by Xaran; 02-09-2012 at 12:05 PM.