New Rear Shock suggestions

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  1. buddazero

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    Hey everyone-happy new year (is it too late to say that now...)! So far ive been riding the rocket iii roadster close to a year, its such an amazing machine. Even though its amazing, i feel every single bump on the road from time to time. Granted i was 378 lbs when i got, i lost 54 pounds and counting down, BUT I would still like to change the shocks. Im unfamiliar with the "science" of bikes, but i learn as i go.

    I looked at an old fourm, someone mentioned Wildber shocks. Where do you look for shocks for the rocket, and what specifications should i be searching for in particular? Any help is much appreciated.

    Please & Thank you!
     
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    I am in Australia all I could get here was Nitrons or Progressive...... the Nitrons were a better looking quality so went with the Nitrons they are a very smooth ride
     
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    Happy with Progressive 444's
     
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    Put shocks in the search box...you’ll find a lot of insights there - more than you could possibly get from one post. I did this and helped enormously...
     
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    I put custom shocks by Racetech on my Roadster. They are not soft to soak up all the road but they make the overall handling better. Traxxion on the front. Good luck.
     
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    Old Progressive 440s on my 97 Classic. Triumph Comfort Touring on the Valkyrie. Both sets work well and they were super cheap. Both at minimum preload settings. I'm 215 lbs. Solo rider.
     
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    Journeyman28778 "And this one is just right" ~ Goldilocks

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    There are very expensive & very good shockies out there.
    For me best bang for the buck is the Progressive 444 rear with Progressive front springs.
     
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    The stuff I bought was terrible expensive. Worth it? I reckon.o_O
     
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