For Sale SOLD - Progressive 444 rear shocks

Jay

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Hi,

I may be interested in buying your shocks. I have been looking at upgrading to the 444s for a while, but have a couple of questions:

I am running the stock length shocks at 12.5”. Is the 13” a noticible difference in seat or ride height? I don’t want to raise the seat much since I can flat foot with the stock length.

I have the 2013 R3 Touring with bags and a trunk. Looking at the Progressive suspension website I see the super heavy duty is targeted to the Touring models only. However, I am a featherweight at 150 pounds. Occasionally I ride two up with my kids adding another 125ish. As you have ridden with these shocks I am wondering your thoughts if they might be too stiff for my setup.
 
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CCjon

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What are you experiencing now that causes you to consider upgrading shocks?

The additional 1/2 inch in length is not that much of a difference.

The heavy duty spring would definitely be more effective when the bike is loaded with you, gear and passenger.

Can wrap and get a shipping quote if you decide to get them. Am guessing $20-35?
 

Stillserving

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BTW, for around $75-100 you can buy the standard rate springs from Progressive and swap them out if you find the HD too much.
 

Jay

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My shocks are spiking too much. Looking for better damping. I have a set of Hagons that seem great, but I want to adjust the preload between rides for gear and two-up riding. the Hagons were cumbersome, but I like the setup on the 444 for adjusting. less options to dial it in, but more user friendly for pre load adjustment.
 

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