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Old 10-27-2009, 07:07 PM
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ok I'm a big guy 6' 260lb's yea I no I should got a bigger bike but this was all I could aford. my ? is I would like a better ride I have changed the seat out to the mustang vintage wide butt I still fell like i get beat up when I ride so should i change the shocks and to what
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Two options: 1 - get a pair of Progressive 412s with Heavy Duty springs ($200~) or 2. Get a pair of takeoff Road King shocks from Ebay or similar.
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Old 10-27-2009, 08:10 PM
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Two options: 1 - get a pair of Progressive 412s with Heavy Duty springs ($200~) or 2. Get a pair of takeoff Road King shocks from Ebay or similar.
road king shoks will fie on a sportster
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Old 10-27-2009, 11:37 PM
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if i were you i'd take advantage of progressives current sale. if you buy their 440's you get a pair of fork springs for free. since you are a bigger dude, you'll want to do more than change the rear shocks. the front springs need to be matched to your weight. i dont think they are cheap but give progressive a call and see what they recommend and what they can do for you.
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Old 10-28-2009, 05:44 AM
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road king shoks will fie on a sportster
Yes they do, you'll need to add some washers or cut a spacer to get the shock to clear the belt guard. For your size it would be the best (cheapest) way to go. You'll be able to adjust the air in them for you size and riding style. It might be worth it for you to also change out the fork springs.

Do a search in the the sportster forum for the road king shocks and you'll find lots of information.
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Old 10-28-2009, 06:48 AM
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I had the Sundowner seat on my 05 883C and it was way better than the Stock or the Mustang real pillow top...and i am 6'1" 250 plus my wife on it at some times...Road King shocks would be a lot of bang for the buck to start. If the Mustang seat you have on is comfy then leave it and go to the shocks.
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:14 AM
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thanks for the info
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:25 AM
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I picked up some ebay 13.5" shocks awhile back for 30 bucks, best butt bucks spent so far
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You could have bought a damned nice used RK for what that 08 Sporty cost.
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