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09-27-2016 03:37 PM
Leathel
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Originally Posted by Gnarly View Post
412's work well if you weigh 150# and don't haul a passenger.


( general merriment, seasoned with unabashed sarcasm )

If you are heavy or load the bike go the heavy duty models....

I went std 412 on one bike and it worked a treat... ran on 3 and 5 with pillion and gear

went 412 HD on the other and they were to stiff, ended up replacing them with std weight 444 and they are great
09-27-2016 12:48 PM
Aced It
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Originally Posted by Coop View Post
Covers can be cut and removed, I have never done it. @Aced It here has, it was in a thread he did, can't remember which one tho. But, not sure both ends can be cut, I think only the top.
But as was said, let them buy you a new set, progressives


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Thanks for the mention Coop

I cut the covers on my ACE a few years back, simply for looks: https://www.hondashadow.net/forum/72-...gers-free.html



I do miss that bike. But I love my VLX.

Oh, and welcome new guy!
09-18-2016 11:26 AM
PhantomRider64
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Originally Posted by Gnarly View Post
Might work fine.
Have owned 2 sets of 412's, each less than a year old, on 2 different bikes....and can tell you: they are not a nickel's worth better than OEM if you are heavier....and especially if you often haul a passenger.
Better off with OEM shocks, IMO.
The 444 Progressives would make more people happy, IMO.

I am 265#, and my frequent Redhead passenger weighs 150 but when we meet, DO NOT mention I posted her weight here.

My OEM shocks are set on '4'.
If we were hauling luggage, I'd crank em up to 5.


( general merriment, seasoned with unabashed sarcasm )

More incriminating evidence,,,

I think I will stay with stock,,,,,they are $$$!!!
09-18-2016 10:09 AM
Gnarly
T-Boned by cager

Might work fine.
Have owned 2 sets of 412's, each less than a year old, on 2 different bikes....and can tell you: they are not a nickel's worth better than OEM if you are heavier....and especially if you often haul a passenger.
Better off with OEM shocks, IMO.
The 444 Progressives would make more people happy, IMO.

I am 265#, and my frequent Redhead passenger weighs 150 but when we meet, DO NOT mention I posted her weight here.

My OEM shocks are set on '4'.
If we were hauling luggage, I'd crank em up to 5.


( general merriment, seasoned with unabashed sarcasm )
09-18-2016 09:59 AM
Karl Hayes 187lb generally hauling my own ass
09-18-2016 09:54 AM
Gnarly 412's work well if you weigh 150# and don't haul a passenger.


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09-18-2016 09:47 AM
Karl Hayes had a smash repair guy look it over thats only real damage and they not insured so its on me i was looking at progressives 412s?
09-18-2016 09:36 AM
PhantomRider64 As has been said,,,Have the whole bike checked very good, replace those shocks.
09-18-2016 09:26 AM
Gnarly ✔️All the above


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09-18-2016 07:43 AM
blue flames Is that the only damage? Damn dude! You must be livin right! I agree with @Steve D. Have the bike checked out. The swing arm and shaft housing could be outa whack.

RIDE ON !
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