I was just about to pull the trigger on some 444s and the drop-in fork kit from Progressive for my '01 FLTRSEI2. After talking to Jared from Progressive, I was surprised that he tried talking me out of the 11.5's and the drop in kit....explaining that 12s and the standard fork kit would suffice. I explained I was concerned that 1" wouldn't be enough drop for me...I'm 5'6", 210lb, with 30" inseam. I touch ground with both feet....barely....wanted some more "wiggle room", you know?
So after reading some more posts, the trending opinion appears that the progressive shocks aren't what they're cracked up to be and that Ohlin (at twice the price) is well worth the money.
So, now I ask....what are your thoughts? I want to lower the bike a little for my own vertically challenged comfort
. I generally ride solo....sometimes take the kids for a ride...momma wants nothing to do with the bike
I generally run with the tour pack attached.
1. Are the Ohlins truly worth the price?
2. Should I lower the front as well? If so, what would be the best option?
3. With my size, would lowering to 11.5 be too much?
Thanks guys! I thought doing shocks would be a no brainer but I see now there is quite a bit to consider and a lot of options. Thanks for the input!