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I am currently running the HD Premium ride hand adjustable touring shocks on my 2009 CVO Road Glide after replacing the OEM air shocks. We are 400# rider/passenger weight combined with a chopped tour pak and I run two up 90% of the time.
Which of the following shocks would you recommend if I was to replace the currents shocks as I still am not happy with the ride.
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I am currently running the HD Premium ride hand adjustable touring shocks on my 2009 CVO Road Glide after replacing the OEM air shocks. We are 400# rider/passenger weight combined with a chopped tour pak and I run two up 90% of the time.
Which of the following shocks would you recommend if I was to replace the currents shocks as I still am not happy with the ride.
JRi shocks
EMC shocks
Race Tech
Pro-Action
Super Shox
Progressive
Legend
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None of the above.

Ohlins
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Yelp Ohlins is the way to go. Best upgrade I have made to my bike.
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Ohlins are a little pricey in my view, my choice was for the progressive 490 sport series in heavy duty spring configuration.
Very happy about the choice,see also here: https://www.roadglide.org/50-suspensi...90-1008-a.html
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I had the adj. Harley shock for a while,thought I needed to improve the ride.used pro 955.ok when 2up,but to stiff when solo even on lowest setting.180-135 respective weights.for myself the adj. shock is easier to use than the progressive type.i will put the Harley shock back on before Laughlin ralley

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I don't have them yet, but plan on going Super Shox when funds allow. Hear nothing but great things.

Ohlins are top of the line, but out of my budget.
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Yelp Ohlins is the way to go. Best upgrade I have made to my bike.
how much travel is available for rear shocks?

how much more are they than the SS or Progs?

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how much travel is available for rear shocks?

how much more are they than the SS or Progs?
I would check the free sag first. My rear was out about an 1/8 of an inch so I purchased the adjustable length. So with that the available strokes are 2 5/8s or 3 1/32. For HD 159 with correct springs about $700.
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I have Terry cable shocks they are amazing. When I was looking for shocks I scoured the forums and found complaints about all brands except for Terry Cables. Best of all he has 90 day satisfaction money back guarantee.
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I have Super Shox on the back, Legends cartridges up front, couldn't be happier. The choice is yours, all of the ones on your list will blow the stock ones away.
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