Progressive 412 Series Shocks – Product Review

Progressive 412 Shocks with Chrome Covers

So you bought a Harley Davidson motorcycle and you want to make an improvement to the handling and comfort of your ride. Have the stock rear suspension replaced with Progressive shocks ASAP. After riding my Dyna Lowrider for over 10 months I started to notice the ride was kinda rough. Speed bumps, stutter bumps and potholes were jarring my kidneys and spine. I don’t have an intercom system to warn my passenger about coming bumps and she was taking them pretty hard. Everytime I saw a bump I would cringe for her sake. Then the shocks started to get worse and I started wearing a kidney belt (yes I know, I am a spaz).

I had a pair of Progressive 412 Series Shocks installed along with a new rear tire and a K&N Air Filter during my 10,000 mile service a week before leaving for New River Gorge, West Virginia. The work was performed at Custom Cycle & Machine in New Castle, Delaware. They take care of me famously!

The shocks worked fantastic. Bumps are no longer a concern to me or my passenger. The ride feels more responsive in the corners and I haven’t been wearing the kidney belt!

The only thing I don’t like is the fancy chrome covers that cover the adjustable rate preload setting. They are not numbered so I can’t tell for sure if both sides are set exactly the same. The shocks came with a special adjustment tool since the chrome covers don’t work with the standard spanner wrench. I may have to number the settings or see if the covers come off. I might have them put on Diana’s bike and get a different pair of Progressive Shocks for mine. Diana can leave them on the same setting. I on the other hand need to adjust them depending on the amount of luggage I have on board and if I have a passenger.

Call Custom Cycle & Machine at 302-328-7200 and ask for Scott. Tell him I sent you and they will hook you up with great service.

Or, visit J&P Cycles to order your Progressive Shocks and install them yourself.

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