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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-19-2017, 12:19 AM Thread Starter
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Ok I know everyone has there own opinions but just wanted to get a few on what shocks are the general consensus "better" to upgrade to for the rear of my 03 RG. Been leaning towards progressive 444 or 790 even though the 790's are pricey just looking for ideas.
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Well, I'm running the progressive 970's. If you're still on the original shocks on your 03 than I am pretty sure that anything will be a significant improvement. Do a search and you'll find plenty of people who like their 444's a lot. I WOULD recommend doing the monotubes in the front as well if at all possible as the combo of new front and rear on my 06 gave a stunning improvement. Really night and day from stock.

The 412's are only like $270 ( and plenty of riders love them) and if you were asking my opinion I'd get the 412's for $270 AND the front monotubes for $350 before I'd spend $550 - $900 for just the higher end rear only 444's or 970's.

Also, when I was shopping around, I found the best prices to be (at the time) on cycleplicity.com so make sure you price there as well.
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Well, I'm running the progressive 970's. If you're still on the original shocks on your 03 than I am pretty sure that anything will be a significant improvement. Do a search and you'll find plenty of people who like their 444's a lot. I WOULD recommend doing the monotubes in the front as well if at all possible as the combo of new front and rear on my 06 gave a stunning improvement. Really night and day from stock.

The 412's are only like $270 ( and plenty of riders love them) and if you were asking my opinion I'd get the 412's for $270 AND the front monotubes for $350 before I'd spend $550 - $900 for just the higher end rear only 444's or 970's.

Also, when I was shopping around, I found the best prices to be (at the time) on cycleplicity.com so make sure you price there as well.
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I appreciate the info and do intend to do the front monotubes as well just was looking for some opinions as to what others have found to be good for them as well as the added info on better prices is always a plus. The 970's look like really nice upgrades just not sure want to spend that much if can get comparable satisfaction from some of the lower priced rears. i tried 412's on my old Honda Shadow but was not impressed with them that is why looking at other options
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do your home work

Well then you should buy Ohlins,JRI or the super shox for the same $
Do your home work and you will do it once.
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I ride solo 95% of the time , weigh 180 lbs. I have the 444's and really like the improvement they made, I've also had the 412's on my 93 flhs and the 444's with FST are a better shock , for the money they are hard to beat.
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Well then you should buy Ohlins,JRI or the super shox for the same $
Do your home work and you will do it once.
The supershox are in the $650 range...you should def consider those and they offer a 30 day money back guarantee so if you don't love em send em back.

Wow, the 444's are only $460 on Amazon. Good reviews too.

https://www.amazon.com/Progressive-S...ords=444-4020B
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The Ohlin's are the only way to go. You can get comparable to Super Shox but better for the same price. Once you've ridden on Ohlin's, you will never ride anything else. Pm me for more info if you need it.

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The Ohlin's are the only way to go. You can get comparable to Super Shox but better for the same price. Once you've ridden on Ohlin's, you will never ride anything else. Pm me for more info if you need it.
You can get Ohlins for under $700?


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The Ohlin's are the only way to go. You can get comparable to Super Shox but better for the same price. Once you've ridden on Ohlin's, you will never ride anything else. Pm me for more info if you need it.
I'm sure they are great but definitely not the only way to go, supershox for $600 work great for me, my brother and several friends. Lifetime warranty, if you don't like them send them back no questions asked & made in the 🇺🇸 USA 👍🏻
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