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post #1 of 72 (permalink) Old 09-19-2017, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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New Shock Recommendation for 2018 CVO Road Glide

So, I get the new CVO Road Glide and take it out for a weekend of riding. It rides like hammered dog$hit. My CVO V-Rod rides much better. I'm looking for shock replacement recommendations. The problem seems to be the rear adjustable shocks, I think the front shocks are okay.

I went by the local dealership and rode another new Road Glide for a comparison. It rode like hammered dog$hit too.

I've aways been told a touring bike would ride much better than the V-Rod. That doesn't appear to be the case.
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You should have tried an Ultra RG. Shock is one inch longer.

You can't go wrong with a set of Ohlins on the rears. You have the top of the line bike, might as well get the top of the line suspension.

A couple members here are retailers for Ohlins.
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It rides like hammered dog$hit.

Really

You have a picture of your bike?

Your VRod should feel different then a RG but," It rides like hammered dog$hit"

Have you tried all the settings on your CVO's shocks?

The shocks mentioned above would be a good selection.

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I put a set of Super Shox on my '11 RGU. Changed the entire personality of the bike.
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I have a '17 with the HD Showa Front (Same as yours but no 21 inch Wheel) and have Ohlins on the rear and the bike rides like a dream - I like my bike to be tight and perform well in and out of the corners......and really do 99% of my riding solo..........PM a cat on here named @Smarty and he can answer any questions you may have on Ohlins
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I have a '17 with the HD Showa Front (Same as yours but no 21 inch Wheel) and have Ohlins on the rear and the bike rides like a dream - I like my bike to be tight and perform well in and out of the corners......and really do 99% of my riding solo..........PM a cat on here named @Smarty and he can answer any questions you may have on Ohlins
Im fixing to have to pull the trigger on some new shocks. The HD's suck. My Victory and a buddies Indian had a much better ride. I'd compare the ride to my 3/4 ton vs my wife's Lexus. That being said. The Roadglide is the only bike for me. Just sucks Im fixing to shell out 7 to 8 bills to get a nice ride for a cruiser that should already have it... Just saying....
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I had the Ohlin 6's on my 2011 CVO - they were a great shock / delivered a great ride - on my 17 RGS I decided to try the SuperShox Premium - they're 14" - you'll need to add the extension - have 3K miles on them and love them - a lot easier to adjust than the Ohlins which I appreciate - most importantly they give me as good a ride as the Ohlins did on my 11 for several hundred less - adding 2"'s to travel makes a huge difference in ride quality / adjustment - if you can add an inch or two in travel with a quality brand shock it would be money well spent -

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So we're still being forced to put new shocks on a new bike...what a crazy world we live in!


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You should have tried an Ultra RG. Shock is one inch longer.

You can't go wrong with a set of Ohlins on the rears. You have the top of the line bike, might as well get the top of the line suspension.

A couple members here are retailers for Ohlins.
I noticed, looking through the Harley Davidson catalog, there are two versions of the "Premium Ride" stock I have, standard height and low profile. I have the low profile of course, which has less travel. I do however like the low stance of the bike.

Ohlins, never heard of them, but I will begin the research.
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It rides like hammered dog$hit.

Really

You have a picture of your bike?

Your VRod should feel different then a RG but," It rides like hammered dog$hit"

Have you tried all the settings on your CVO's shocks?

The shocks mentioned above would be a good selection.

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I don't have any good picture yet, but this is what i have so far. Never mind, I guess I'm not smart enough to attach pictures.

Yes, hammered Dog$hit. You are correct, the two bikes are considerable different and handle different. The Road Glide does handle extremely well however, way better than I imagined.

Yes, I've tried a variety of different settings alone and with passenger. Based setting from the setting weight chart in the owner's manual. I gone above and below the recommend settings. The setting scale is from 0 to 23.
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