11 inch, or 11.5 inch shocks?
Now that I've gotten my front end woes figured out (the work is not done yet but the plan is in place) I'm getting ready to order my Progressive 412's. I found them at J.C. Whitney for $282.99 with free shipping. If anyone knows of a better deal please let me know.
From what I understand, the length of stock shocks on my bike is 11.5 inches, but I could order 11 inch shocks instead. From different sources I've heard that this would lower the rear of the bike anywhere between 1 and 1.5 inches.
I have 2 questions before I commit almost 300 of my hard earned bucks:
1. What would I gain if I went with the 11 inch shocks and lowered it?
2. What would I lose?
- - Before anyone answers, I should give a little background - -
First of all I'm not a small guy at 6'2" and 265 lbs.
I normally carry about 20 lbs of gear with me on a daily basis. Maybe 50 lbs if I'm on a trip.
Sometimes I ride 2up, and the smallest person who rides pillion with me is about 120 lbs.
I'm what they call an "Adult Rider". I've scraped my floorboards a couple times but I had to try pretty hard. It's a cruiser and I know it.
I like the idea of lowering the rear of the bike, but I'm not willing to sacrifice everything to do it.
- - That's about the size of it - -
I seek the collective wisdom of HSN.
'98 Shadow 1100 ACE