Street Glide and stock shocks

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by JimmyDee, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. JimmyDee

    JimmyDee Member

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    GoodMorning,

    There has been much conversation about upgrading the stock shocks on a Street Glide. I guess my bottom is not very sensitive or ignorance has been bliss, because I never thought about it until I started reading about several SG owners making the change.

    Was just curious if I was the only SG owner riding around with stock shocks and if not do you plan on making the change in the future?

    Have a great day.!
    Jim
    2008SG
     
  2. craig Lee

    craig Lee Active Member

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    I also have a 2008 SG. It has 59.000+ miles and still have the stock shocks in which I ride solo with 20-22 psi. They seem fine although I did replace the left shock around 50,000 miles because of leakage. I heard that's common because of the bike leaning on the left side when on the stand. It will be interesting to see the response of guys that switched and curious to see how long they rode with the stock before they made the switch.
     
  3. VMGR252Nav

    VMGR252Nav Member

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    Putting on 940's this weekend...have ~5200 miles on a 2011 SG.
     
  4. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Still have stock shocks on my 09 - not looking to swap anytime soon...
     
  5. tyre

    tyre Active Member

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    I have kept my hd stock, How ever I switched to sg shocks to lower a bit on my 2010 flh classic I run 50 PS I. I find them fine.
     
  6. Mongo1958

    Mongo1958 Junior Member

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    Once I learned how the load the rear shock with the correct PSI for
    my rump, I have had no issues with the OEM. If it ever fails, I'll upgrade then.
     
  7. 1Canuck

    1Canuck Banned

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    all forums are a buzz about the SG stock shock lately
    I have them and they are adequate, if they were not then I would upgrade.
     
  8. Turk55

    Turk55 Active Member

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    Just finnished installing Progressive 940's on my 09 SG, no time to ride today so weather permitting I give it a test ride tommarrow. I changed to the new shocks manly for the 1" drop and not having to fuss with checking pressure.
     
  9. Mavagrand

    Mavagrand Senior Member

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    Just replaced the stock shocks on my 08 Electra Glide Classic. The left one began leaking. I went with stock Street glide shocks. Like someone mentioned, I can't tell the difference. I'm 6'1" and have a 34" inseam. My wife, who is much shorter says it is easier for her to get on/off. Handling is the same.