Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: So Cal High Desert
I cant speak to the Ohlins 2s, but Im sure they are an excellent shock and based on reputation probably a bit higher end than most of the other stuff out there. But like many things I had to ask myself if I would really feel the difference? I went with the 940 because of my past experience with them on my Fatboy and Sportster , the $100 savings over Ohlins 2-2a , and the lifetime warranty. With Ohlins there is a need to rebuild them based on factory recommendations and that is a cost of $ 150 -200 based on what Ive read, with the 940 its free only the cost of one way shipping to Progressive.
But I can comment on the 940 and monotube setup. First IMO the 940 are a big improvement over the stock HD air shocks. They will soften out the bumps and potholes and greatly reduce or eliminate bottoming out, in the corners they greatly improve the overall handling and feel for the road, more responsive. I added the 940 abou a week before doing the monotubes so I was able to see that the 940 by them selfs made a great improvement. Them adding the monotubes did very much the same for the front end, reduced dive, no bottoming out and a better feel for the road.
Overall I have no regrets and an very satisfied with the performance of my Progressive suspension and would do the same again.
If you decide to go with the 940 at your weight if you dont ride 2 up very much you may need to swap to the lighter springs to get the best out of the shocks. I have a couple threads on here about it . The 940 come setup for HD weight limits and a solo rider at around 210 -220 or less is on the light side .
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