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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-04-2014, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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12 inch shock 13 inch

If my shocks are 12" stock , 13 shocks can't go on, right? I bought a pair of legend revo a . I wanted stock height , and they send me 13" shocks. Am I looking at this the wrong way ? Cause it doesn't seem like they will fit.
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13" will fit. I'd give them a call & explain they sent the incorrect size. 13" will increase seat height. Don't settle for something you didn't order. Good luck.


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If you have an RGU you have 13" shocks, if you have a RGX it has 12" shocks,

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Either one fit on RGC or RGU all depend what you like. If lowering your bike can use the 12" or like more travel go to 13".
Stock sizes RGC=12",RGU=13".


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If my shocks are 12" stock , 13 shocks can't go on, right? I bought a pair of legend revo a . I wanted stock height , and they send me 13" shocks. Am I looking at this the wrong way ? Cause it doesn't seem like they will fit.
did you tell them what kind of bike you had? stock height could be 13'' if you had a touring bike other than the custom, or street glide (or the defunct roadking custom). if you aren't short legged, you might actually like the longer shocks better, they are supposed to ride several times better than the short ones. i couldn't tell you, my legs are too short to go with the 13s.

but, to answer your question, yes they will fit.

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Question, I got a RGU, itís stock right now. Would like to lower the seat height by swapping out to 12Ē rears. How much handling will I give up?

Also, since Iím losing a inch of travel, would like to invest with a good brand shock, Progressive one the best?
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Wouldn't you have a 1" sag on 13 " shocks , so they would be the same ride height as the 12" factory air shocks that have no sag?

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Question, I got a RGU, itís stock right now. Would like to lower the seat height by swapping out to 12Ē rears. How much handling will I give up?

Also, since Iím losing a inch of travel, would like to invest with a good brand shock, Progressive one the best?
Progressive makes a 12" shock that has the same travel as a 13" shock I think it is the 940 or 944 series but check to make sure. Those shocks are suppose to lower the bike without losing riding comfort.


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The Progressive 944"'s measure 13" eye to eye prior to install but once they are on the bike sit at a 12" height. We installed a set here a few weeks ago and I double checked this as logically it made no sense how they could come out of the box and measure 13" and then 12" when on the bike.

But that is exactly how it worked out. I am yet to talk to the customer regarding their performance as he is in Sturgis right now but I'll see how he likes them when he gets back.

A stock 13" air shock is not going to sit at a 12" height. I don;t know about going from 13" to 12" but I went from my stock 12" air shocks to 13" Harley "Premium Ride" shocks. Notice the words Premium Ride are in quotations. They are not bad but there are certainly better options out there as well. Got these used off a forum for cheap so I won;t complain. I have run JRI's on my previous Road Glide and have now decided that spending another thousand dollars on rear shocks is not worth the extra money to me personally.
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Thanks Hogpro-

I just read up about the Progressive 944's last night and looks like that's the ticket for me. I just need a month or so to save up the scratch for those.

Looking forward to hear about your customers review on these.
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