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Anyone have any experience with the Drag Premium Ride Height Adjustable Shocks? I know their not Legends or Progressives but some of us are on a budget. Thanks.


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Never heard of them, but then again I hadn't heard of Pro-Action until earlier this year, and that is who I am choosing for my suspension upgrade in the spring.
 

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Don't go cheap on shocks. Best $ you will ever spend on a RG. I suggest 13" Ohlins HD 159s.
 

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I bought those Drag Specialties 13" height adjustable shocks to see if they would work on my 17 RGS. They did not work for me. I am 220 lbs. and carry about another 25 lbs in the saddlebags, combined. The coil spring is not heavy duty enough and there is not enough adjustment in the shock to support that much weight, the shock bottomed out on the slightest of bumps or pot holes. They may be ok for someone weighing around 150 lbs riding solo, but two up is out of range for these shocks. They are even worse than the stock 12" premium HD shocks.
 

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Keep us posted on your personal experiences once you get them installed.
I’ve got a little over a hundred miles on the so far.I went riding after work yesterday and found some rougher roads.They ride great on the interstate.Since they’re an inch longer a Didnt know how they would handle but they handle great in corners so far but haven’t pushed hard yet.On rougher roads it was a much nicer road.They absorb the road well.Where they do great is over rail road crossings and bumps that would normally cause you to gather yourself because you separated from the seat.They really do a good job on the bigger bumps.It know longer feels like you’re in a one ton dually with nothing in the back. I’m going to get their cartridges for the front next. I’m happy.And you can get a heavy duty spring if you’re more than 400lbs a certain amount of the time.
 

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I'm probably going to get blasted for this but here goes......................

I know that Ohlin makes GREAT shocks for our sleds. I don't know Smarty personally and haven't ever been a customer, but there is an overwhelming body of evidence here that he sells a fantastic product with superior customer service. And, I do personally know two members here and at the "other forum" who have purchased shocks from him. I've never rode their bikes, but they heap plenty of praise on the ride and Smarty's customer service.

Here's where I'll probably get blasted. Sometimes these suspension threads start sounding like the audio threads over at the "other forum". Unless you're plopping down 8, 9 10 or more Benji's your upgrade ain't worth s*&t. Unless you're running this or that then you're just "throwing away" your money.

I love it when people here are willing to go out on a limb using their own hard earned cash or savings to try something that isn't mainstream. In fact, except for the great forum members and super friendly help it's one of the things I love most about roadglide.org

If it weren't for people willing to spend their own $ we would never know when comparable or even better products arrive on the market. When those alternatives might save us a few $ that's even better. So for all you members that step outside of your comfort zone and away from the beaten path to try new things, I just want you to know that I appreciate that!
 

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p.s. I got to giggling after I wrote my post when I thought of something............ If I wanted to be a "me too" guy, I would have bought a Street Glide :)
I’m not one to follow the crowd all the time and I do like trying new items.I also appreciate when someone buys something different.I like your other post but don’t know how to do a double quote.

I’m on a few gun forums and hear the same thing.If it isn’t a Glock it can’t be good.I own a few handguns and I like them all . I own Sigs to Taurus’s and like them all.I might get blasted too but I’m ok with it. I’m with you brother.

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I have installed a number of the Drag adjustable shocks on bikes at work. Some have been on Dynas and some of touring bikes. The one example that really stands out to me is a customer and her Street Glide. I had installed an FBI drop seat frame kit and lowered the bike to get her to a comfortable standing position. With the Drag shocks, I was able to increase the preload and then dial her height in so that everything cleared with the drop seat kit and still worked for her short inseam. I installed a set on my service writer's Dyna also. I'm 220 pounds and I when I took his little bike for a rip, it actually rode pretty awesome. I have actually been thinking of taking my Burly Slammers off and trying a set of these on my RGS.
 

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I’m not one to follow the crowd all the time and I do like trying new items.I also appreciate when someone buys something different.I like your other post but don’t know how to do a double quote.

I’m on a few gun forums and hear the same thing.If it isn’t a Glock it can’t be good.I own a few handguns and I like them all . I own Sigs to Taurus’s and like them all.I might get blasted too but I’m ok with it. I’m with you brother.

Thank you.
I get that a lot with my personal CC weapon. I carry a SCCY CPX-2 9MM. People ask me what a "SCCY" is, and then after they Google them, love telling my how I'm trusting my personal safety to a "cheap" gun. The gun is easy to conceal, lightweight, very good balance for a compact and it fires every single time regardless of the ammo. The triggers aren't the greatest, but it's a trade off. I've trained myself to the long trigger pull, conversely I don't have to worry about a miss-fire, unintentional discharge, or fumbling with a safety in the heat of the moment. The fact that it's made right in the good old USA is just icing on the cake.
 

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I get that a lot with my personal CC weapon. I carry a SCCY CPX-2 9MM. People ask me what a "SCCY" is, and then after they Google them, love telling my how I'm trusting my personal safety to a "cheap" gun. The gun is easy to conceal, lightweight, very good balance for a compact and it fires every single time regardless of the ammo. The triggers aren't the greatest, but it's a trade off. I've trained myself to the long trigger pull, conversely I don't have to worry about a miss-fire, unintentional discharge, or fumbling with a safety in the heat of the moment. The fact that it's made right in the good old USA is just icing on the cake.
I typically carry a Springfield sub compact in 9mm.Its small and accurate and holds 14 rounds.Indoor gun range sells the sccy pistols.I try and carry striker fire pistols so I don’t have to worry about all the extra buttons.
 

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I get that a lot with my personal CC weapon. I carry a SCCY CPX-2 9MM. People ask me what a "SCCY" is, and then after they Google them, love telling my how I'm trusting my personal safety to a "cheap" gun. The gun is easy to conceal, lightweight, very good balance for a compact and it fires every single time regardless of the ammo. The triggers aren't the greatest, but it's a trade off. I've trained myself to the long trigger pull, conversely I don't have to worry about a miss-fire, unintentional discharge, or fumbling with a safety in the heat of the moment. The fact that it's made right in the good old USA is just icing on the cake.
SCCY Customer Service is at the apex of what customer service should be....
 

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Lately I've been carrying a J frame. Friends say 5 shots isn't enough. I tell them they need to practice more.
I'm relatively new to HD. I've had Ohlins on lots of sport bikes and it's good stuff. I decided to upgrade the RG and my local shop (an Ohlins dealer) loves Legends. What they heck? I decided to go with their advice and give it a try. I still don't get having to upgrade suspension on a $43K bike, but like I said, I'm relatively new to HD.
 
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