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Recieved my 444 yesterday and installed them tonite. First impression of them is very positive, pretty smooth ride compared to stock airs but that dont take to much. Only went for a 3 or 4 mile ride, dont know if they get even better after they break in. Only one thing i dont like is that they have you put a washer between frame and shock and its really hardto put on backrest or tour pak, not much space. Headin to tomahawk thursday morning so well see how the feel
 

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Anyone had both 412 and 444? I'm curious to see if its worth the extra 200 bucks...
 

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Were the 440s enough improvement to rate spending the extra money? I can only assume that the 444 will be even better. DHP isn't advertising the 444 yet. I wonder if they have them...
 

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Were the 440s enough improvement to rate spending the extra money? I can only assume that the 444 will be even better. DHP isn't advertising the 444 yet. I wonder if they have them...
Well, seeming as I ordered another set (444s this time) and not the 412s, I'd personally say that I think they're worth the extra $200......LOL :p SORRY!! I couldn't resist :D but,in all seriousness, yes I feel like the extra $200 is well worth it, now as for the jump up to the 944 being worth it. I'll never know, cuz I'm not dropping that much coin to find out lol feel the 444s/440s are a good comprise and a huge improvement over the stock setup.

On my bikes there's always a few things that I do first and will redone til they're dead on; bars/grip, highway pegs/floorboard location, seat and suspension. If my hands ass and feet are happy and it's a good ride quality it makes riding that much more enjoyable for me
 

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Well, seeming as I ordered another set (444s this time) and not the 412s, I'd personally say that I think they're worth the extra $200......LOL :p SORRY!! I couldn't resist :D but,in all seriousness, yes I feel like the extra $200 is well worth it, now as for the jump up to the 944 being worth it. I'll never know, cuz I'm not dropping that much coin to find out lol feel the 444s/440s are a good comprise and a huge improvement over the stock setup.

On my bikes there's always a few things that I do first and will redone til they're dead on; bars/grip, highway pegs/floorboard location, seat and suspension. If my hands ass and feet are happy and it's a good ride quality it makes riding that much more enjoyable for me
Hey now! There are no stupid questions. lol. I see your point though. What can I say, I'm cheap.
 

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Hey now! There are no stupid questions. lol. I see your point though. What can I say, I'm cheap.
Oh no.....I have most beat in the cheap section, until it comes to the bike....go figure LOL but back on subject, yes, I do feel that the are worth the extra coin...... I'll ever drop the bills on the 944s, but that's okay. If I never try them, I won't know what I'm "missing" and won't want them :D
 

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Recieved my 444 yesterday and installed them tonite. First impression of them is very positive, pretty smooth ride compared to stock airs but that dont take to much. Only went for a 3 or 4 mile ride, dont know if they get even better after they break in. Only one thing i dont like is that they have you put a washer between frame and shock and its really hardto put on backrest or tour pak, not much space. Headin to tomahawk thursday morning so well see how the feel

What height 444's did you go with? I see Progressive offers different heights in the 444's
 

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I stayed with the 12" like stock. So far ive got about 800 miles on the 444 and really like them
 

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I stayed with the 12" like stock. So far ive got about 800 miles on the 444 and really like them
Hognit, I'm glad your liking them so far. I'm hoping mine get shipped tomorrow so Ivan finally have them by weeks end
 

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I'm kinda debating between 11's or 11 1/2" 444's. I have mono tubes up front which lowered the front end 1" or so. I would like to balance out the bike a bit from front to back. Yet not compromise the ride of the bike.
 

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I have not pulled the trigger yet. I've read that the compressed length needs to remain more than 9.0" to avoid tire / fender / wiring impact issues. I am considering the 444s. I see 4 different 12" and 2 different 11.5" with different spring rates and compressed lengths. Which PNs are folks running with success?
PN.........length...compressed...travel..spring rate
444-4049 12.0" ... 9.26" ... 2.74" ... 90 lb
444-4050 12.0" ... 9.26" ... 2.74" ... 115 lb
444-4058 12.0" ... 9.76" ... 2.24" ... 115 lb <<< progressive recommendation
444-4227 12.0" ... 9.26" ... 2.74" ... 95 lb
444-4063 11.5" ... 9.48" ... 2.02" ... 90 lb
444-4066 11.5" ... 9.48" ... 2.02" ... 115 lb
By comparison the 944 stats...
944-4020 12.0" ... 9.83" ... 3.17" ... 115 lb <<< progressive recommendation
 

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