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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-29-2013, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
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Need advice ready to buy

I have a 2012 CVO, it think these come lowered from HD and i do not plan to change wheel size anytime soon. I am 180lbs and was thinking about going with an air ride but have read that air ride systems like 200+ lbs to work smoothly???

Any way i want to install monotube, Progessives but have no idea what size to get. Which brings the point to the rear what size would be best in the back???

I like cruising mostly and do not ride aggresivley often maybe 15-20.% of the time and solo 100%. I like riding back roads but spend alot of time on the highways.

I originally thought i wanted the air ride system but now i am thinking otherwise, and maybe a good quality sprung system is better???

I am seriously confused on what to get, i contact a few vendors of various systems and they were confused as well. So if someone knows of a proven system i aould appreciate the insight cause i want to put this stuff on order as the money is burning a hole in my pocket.


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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-29-2013, 02:10 PM
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This is my opinion..

Progressive 944 Rear
180 - 200 rear tire
21" or 23" Front
-1 monotubes

I stayed away from air ride never much luck with them, If you want a air ride then I would say go with the Monroe mod people have posted here.
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Your CVO comes with 12" gas filled shocks in the rear and as long as you adjust them to your weight they should work well for many miles. If you want to go lower the Progressive 444 shocks can be purchased at 11-1/2". On the front the CVO has the larger gas filled tubes, according to the progressive tech if you want to go lower you can use the Progressive drop in lowering kit or if you are determined to get ride of the Harley tubes install the Progressive monotubes. Then you can lower your front end up to 2" if you want.
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I'm 5-10 and 185 lbs.
I have a 2012 Custom with the Progressive Mono Tubes -1 up front and their 944's in the rear.
I ride solo 100 % of the time and it rides nice and smooth, like it's on rails.
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You have a CVO; why not look into Ohlins?


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I am looking at the Ohlins but considering the Suspension Technologies.


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JRI rear. Great ride and handling. Adjustable for any weight. Call howard at motorcyclemetals.com

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JRI rear. Great ride and handling. Adjustable for any weight. Call howard at motorcyclemetals.com

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Which JRI shock do you recomend?


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I went with the cheapest...does not have the sweeper valve. Howard will steer u in the direction u should go based on ur riding style. A real straight shooter. Will give u a great forum discount. But be forwarned....Howard loves to talk.

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I have the HD premium shocks (same as your '12 came standard) and the HD double cartridge forks installed on my '09 SERG and am very happy with the ride / handling .

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