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Terry Cable vs. Pro-Action Shocks

I am considering replacing the stock shocks on my 2017 RG. Has anyone tried both Terry Cable and Pro-Action shocks? If so what is your opinion of each compared to the other? I have tried Supershox and they were good, better on the bike that had the swingarm rebuilt. I would go that way again, but I'm looking for a 13" shock and I would like one that doesn't need adjustments between 1 & 2 up riding.
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I have Terry Cable 13" shocks in the rear and do not have to adjust between 1 & 2 up riding. Although, I think it would also all depend on the weight of your passenger
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Interested in hearing your review & comparison to the SS once you purchase the new ones. I thought the SS's were 13" shocks that just compressed to 12" laden.
I'm also interested in the technology in the shocks that don't need adjusted between one up and 2 up riding.

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IMO ... instead of upgrading your rear shocks upgrade your forks... unless you already have... the difference is startling!!! If you already have.. never mind!!! I think this should be the first thing any rg owner should do...Ride Safe!!
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Interested in hearing your review & comparison to the SS once you purchase the new ones. I thought the SS's were 13" shocks that just compressed to 12" laden.
I'm also interested in the technology in the shocks that don't need adjusted between one up and 2 up riding.
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I can only comment on the Terry Cable shocks. After having them on my 2012 RG and loving them they were the first upgrade to my 2015. Great shocks and great customer service.
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IMO ... instead of upgrading your rear shocks upgrade your forks... unless you already have... the difference is startling!!! If you already have.. never mind!!! I think this should be the first thing any rg owner should do...Ride Safe!!
Do both.

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Interested in hearing your review & comparison to the SS once you purchase the new ones. I thought the SS's were 13" shocks that just compressed to 12" laden.
I'm also interested in the technology in the shocks that don't need adjusted between one up and 2 up riding.
Went to Arizona Bike Week to Terry's booth and had the Terry Cable shocks installed yesterday evening. He set them up for two up, me and my wife plus a tour pack. So riding home this is my initial impression. I would say that one up they are at least as good as Supershox. I got the 13" shocks that have 3.5 inches of total travel. Where I usually notice a jolt with suspension is manhole covers, which I usually try to avoid, but sometimes you get one. These shocks handle those well, better than SS. I want to do some two up riding, but my wife has a cold this week and I have to go back to Reno for work, so it will be two weeks before I can do that. I want to ride hwy 88 out to Tortilla Flats as a test. We rode it a couple weeks ago and it was horrid, so if these shocks improve that ride to tolerable I will be extremely happy with them. The reason these shocks don't need adjustment between 1 & 2 up riding is that Terry uses a progressive rate spring with valving in his shock that increases the dampening towards the bottom of the stroke. He had internals of his shocks so that he can show how this works. He also had a stock Harley air shock, a Progessive shock, and his shock without springs on them so you could see the difference in dampening between the shocks. I'll give an update when I get more miles on them and get to do some two up riding.
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IMO ... instead of upgrading your rear shocks upgrade your forks... unless you already have... the difference is startling!!! If you already have.. never mind!!! I think this should be the first thing any rg owner should do...Ride Safe!!
What upgrade are you using in your forks and what year and model are you riding? They have improved the front suspension this year, but I am sure it could be better.

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Went to Arizona Bike Week to Terry's booth and had the Terry Cable shocks installed yesterday evening. He set them up for two up, me and my wife plus a tour pack. So riding home this is my initial impression. I would say that one up they are at least as good as Supershox. I got the 13" shocks that have 3.5 inches of total travel. Where I usually notice a jolt with suspension is manhole covers, which I usually try to avoid, but sometimes you get one. These shocks handle those well, better than SS. I want to do some two up riding, but my wife has a cold this week and I have to go back to Reno for work, so it will be two weeks before I can do that. I want to ride hwy 88 out to Tortilla Flats as a test. We rode it a couple weeks ago and it was horrid, so if these shocks improve that ride to tolerable I will be extremely happy with them. The reason these shocks don't need adjustment between 1 & 2 up riding is that Terry uses a progressive rate spring with valving in his shock that increases the dampening towards the bottom of the stroke. He had internals of his shocks so that he can show how this works. He also had a stock Harley air shock, a Progessive shock, and his shock without springs on them so you could see the difference in dampening between the shocks. I'll give an update when I get more miles on them and get to do some two up riding.
How much for the pair ?

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What upgrade are you using in your forks and what year and model are you riding? They have improved the front suspension this year, but I am sure it could be better.
2016 Ultra; went from stock air rears to 2017 13" HD premium rear, and progressive monotube front. Its a new bike. Had a budget and got the best for my $$.

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