How will I Know...???

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by HogDoc Olliday, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. HogDoc Olliday

    HogDoc Olliday Member

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    How will I know if/when my 2008 Roadking needs new shocks? :worthy
     
  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Unless a shock blows a seal or gets bent you may not even notice. The thing to look for would be the shocks bottoming out, or the bike wallowing in the turns. If you ride solo most of the time try to remember what the bike felt like the last time you were on a road you ride alot.
     
  3. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Don has a great answer to your question. I was thinking that you would know as soon as you changed them out to a nice set of Progressives. Then you would probably think that the OEM's were always bad!
     
  4. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Got to agree with Bodeen, I love my Progressives!!
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Tire cupping can be one sign, harsh ride over bumps, leaking oil, air not holding in shocks pick one, or as Don and Bodeen have said trade up JMO
     
  6. Trek

    Trek Junior Member

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    How much is a set of progressives? Why are they so much better? Are they air shocks similar to the ones from Harley? I may be looking into that next year.
     
  7. cdn-bigfoot

    cdn-bigfoot Junior Member

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    I gotta agree with the Progressives, best shocks out there! Replaced my rear shocks with 440's and fork springs last year. World of difference and easily adjustable for passenger weight and/or gear.

    And the difference is that they are truly "Progressive" springs on the shocks and in the fork tubes. Soft at the top and getting progressively stiffer as they compress. See the explanation on their website I seem to remember a good Youtube video explaining the difference as well.
     
  8. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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