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Was looking for more travel and a lower ride (only have a 29" inseam). Been reading up a lot on aftermarket rear shocks for the last year and Super Shox is were i landed. I bought the Premium series SL. I wanted them to be a little different, so i had the springs powder coated to match the billiard red. Yes, i know you won't really be able to see it with the saddlebags on...i didn't care. Still very shitty weather here in Buffalo, NY....so, it will be a while before i can enjoy them. Once i do, I'll come back to this post and update my opinion on them.

On a side note, i also bought the Harley Davidson ultra low suspension just to lower the front down a little bit...I'll have the 50/50 oem/screamin eagle fork oil put in. I'm waiting on to see what the front Super Shox suspension will be....no rush for me.

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I recently replaced my 13" Ohlins with 14" Super Shox back in January. It lowered the bike 1/2" (back down to 12" stock height) while adding travel at the same time. Over 4,000 miles so far and I love them. I was worried about not having rebound adjustment, but it isn't necessary. Can't wait for the long-distance trips to start and really put them to the test.
 

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Congrats. Super Shox are the 鈥渂ees knees鈥 in suspension upgrades 馃憤

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Congrats on the new shocks! It's nice that they give the option of customizing your shocks -- yet another thing that sets them apart. Nothing wrong with customizing stuff that will mostly be for your eyes alone! They will be visible if anyone really wants to look, but even if they're not it's still worth it if it makes you smile.
 

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After a week and probably 30 hours of work, I recently changed out all the engine, primary, trans, and shock bolts to polished stainless ARP, and also hand polished about 40 other bolt heads on a cloth grinder wheel鈥︹.. I was proud as Hell about how it came out, so went and got my wife to come out to the shop to take a look鈥.. She didn鈥檛 notice any of it and I had to point it out to her鈥︹uzz kill!!!!鈥︹. But my Sporty building son noticed the changes right away!鈥︹. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so if it makes you happy then it was worth it鈥. I dig the red springs鈥.
 

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Okay now I am intrigued. Was looking t put Ohlins on the new pig but... I am also 29" inseam and the relocation mount lowering the ride an inch is very appealing. Too bad you don't have a ride report yet, but now you're on the hook for one. I'm looking at Premium Series 2.
 

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Okay now I am intrigued. Was looking t put Ohlins on the new pig but... I am also 29" inseam and the relocation mount lowering the ride an inch is very appealing. Too bad you don't have a ride report yet, but now you're on the hook for one. I'm looking at Premium Series 2.
I've put tens of thousands of miles on several high end shocks. Including Ohlins from the infamous Carol Burks. I logged 60,000 miles on them in about a year and a half and couldn't click with them. I've had Super Shox on since February. Only logged about 4,000 miles since then but already like them better than Ohlins. I'm a shorter guy also. Going UP to 14" from 13" and LOWERING ride height at the same time was a game changer.

Between Ohlins, Legend, ProAction, and Super Shox, I'd put Super Shox right up towards the top. ProAction were fantastic, also.
 

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Okay now I am intrigued. Was looking t put Ohlins on the new pig but... I am also 29" inseam and the relocation mount lowering the ride an inch is very appealing. Too bad you don't have a ride report yet, but now you're on the hook for one. I'm looking at Premium Series 2.
It's not designed to lower the ride height on bikes with 12" shocks. It's the Limiteds that will see a decrease in ride height compared to stock.
 

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It's not designed to lower the ride height on bikes with 12" shocks. It's the Limiteds that will see a decrease in ride height compared to stock.
Just to be clear, the Premium series SL shocks lower the RGS (with oem 12" shocks) by a 1/2" while given you about 1.5" more travel than oem. For my 2021 RGS, I couldn't buy the XSL shock due to the size of the oem rear tire.
 

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After a week and probably 30 hours of work, I recently changed out all the engine, primary, trans, and shock bolts to polished stainless ARP, and also hand polished about 40 other bolt heads on a cloth grinder wheel鈥︹.. I was proud as Hell about how it came out, so went and got my wife to come out to the shop to take a look鈥.. She didn鈥檛 notice any of it and I had to point it out to her鈥︹uzz kill!!!!鈥︹. But my Sporty building son noticed the changes right away!鈥︹. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so if it makes you happy then it was worth it鈥. I dig the red springs鈥.
Lol....i could probably paint my bike a completely different color and the wifey wouldn't notice! Not that she oblivious, she just has zero f#&ks.
 

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Congrats Pete, love the red!

Looking forward to your thoughts

Put mine on last week, I hope to get out in early April to give them a try

Switching from 13" SS to 14" SS

Will certainly give some feedback when I get some miles on

I would post a picture but my rear wheel is not as clean as the others 馃檮
 
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