Rear shock question

Discussion in 'Dyna Models' started by glider, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. glider

    glider Veteran Member

    Switching the shocks for the taller ones will raise the seat height about 1/2 of the difference in the shock length.(about 1 inch)

    If you have a lift, it would make it easier but you can do 1 at a time and for safety block up the frame before starting.
  2. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

    I just took my 11 1/2" shocks off last week and put my stock 12 1/2" back on. The height was as Glider said above, but the ride improved noticeably, especially two up. Also, low speed handling (steering) is better because of the decreased fork angle.
    Removing the shocks is only two bolts each,easy if you have a jack to put under the frame. Take the shocks to a shop to have the springs changed, they are under a lot of pressure. Your shocks also have about 5 different "preload" positions for the springs, easy to adjust at home.
  3. DynaBob09

    DynaBob09 Active Member

    I have a fat Bob. I would love to get a little more ground clearence. But I do love the look of the chrome cover on the shock. What options do I have with a taller shock that looks like stock?
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

    If you are changing the springs it is a bit more than just changing the shock. Be careful as the spring is under some pressure and the new springs are a bit taller you will need to compress them:s Motorcycle shock coil spring compressor tool kit T27: Automotive
    Last edited: May 3, 2011
  5. ckhismine

    ckhismine Active Member

    Get a spring compressor if you are messing with the springs
  6. cdn-bigfoot

    cdn-bigfoot Junior Member

    I just put the Progressive Suspension 440 shocks on my Street Bob. They look very similar to stock (and better in my opinion). They are very superior to the HD shocks and can be adjusted quickly without any tools.

    Progressive Suspension 440

    I ended up going with the 12.5" shocks as they are slightly longer than the stock 12".
    Super easy and no special tools required to do the install.
    Last edited: May 13, 2011
  7. formike56

    formike56 Junior Member

    I changed my stock shock to Ricor shocks.... Best bang for your buck on the suspension.. Wish I did that first. Here is their web addie.

    RICOR SHOCKS Racing Shocks