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Progressive Suspension 412 Series Shocks

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   Progressive Suspension 412 Series Shocks

The 412 Series shocks are simply the best value shock on the market today. The 412s simple, durable design means they will be an improvement to your motorcycle's suspension performance for as long as you are riding it. The double-wall steel body construction with nitrogen charged, multi-staged velocity sensitive valving gives you smooth, consistent damping. A five piston cam style preload adjuster lets you dial in your ride. With multiple options like full show chrome or black covers, chrome or black springs in progressive rate, Standard or Heavy-Duty, and lengths from 11" to 14.2", there is sure to be a 412 that's right for you and your bike. Sold in Pairs.


   Features
  • Manufactured from the finest materials available
  • Designed specifically for Harley-Davidson models
  • 412 Series steel spring shocks are nitrogen gas-charged with multi-stage automatic valving and an adjustable spring pre-load; proven under extensive testing; easily installed; available in all black or with chromed springs and end caps (shock cartridge is not chrome)
  • Available in standard shocks for the average single rider or heavy-duty shocks better fitted for the touring rider carrying passengers or a body weight of 225 lb. and up
  • TÜV approved



  •    NOTE
  • All shocks are measured center-of-eyelet to center-of-eyelet.
  • A shock which is slightly longer than stock may alter the head angle slightly and provide somewhat quicker steering.
  •  A shock which is slightly shorter than stock may alter the head angle slightly and provide somewhat slower steering.
  •  Before purchasing or attempting to install shocks that are different than the OEM length, confirm that your wheel travel can be altered without causing clearance issues, such as swingarm/axle to exhaust contact as well as chain/belt guard or tire contact.

Specifications and Options

Brand Progressive Suspension
Notes Fender on FXDWG Must be Modified
Shock Length 11", 11.5", 12", 12.5", 13", 13.5", 14.25", 3/4" Shorter than Stock
Spring Type Heavy Duty, Progressive, Standard
Design Black, Chrome
Style With Cover, Without Cover

Q & A

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Why did you choose this?
Bike Bandit Store
Because it is the reasonable priced option for my bike from a quality company. The other reason is that I could never beat BikeBandits price.
STEPHEN F on May 14, 2019
They came as a recommendation from another rider for replacing air shocks on an older ride.
Wayne K on Apr 26, 2019
Because it is the reasonable priced option for my bike from a quality company. The other reason is that I could never beat BikeBandits price.
STEPHEN F on May 14, 2019
looking for something more affordable than OEM
paul f on May 4, 2019
They came as a recommendation from another rider for replacing air shocks on an older ride.
Wayne K on Apr 26, 2019
best choice
Eugene O on Apr 15, 2019
Because My Rd., King bottoms out with the original air shocks in tears my wiring out for my blinkers and stoplight and I heard These shocksare heavy duty and a good shock
Lori H on Apr 8, 2019
Honestly I had limited chioces for shocks on my VT1100C 1999. These were about all I wanted to spend and I know some people who ride on these. They like the shocks for the money.
corey p on Apr 4, 2019
Value, appearance, reviews.
Michael G on Mar 14, 2019
Need shocks replaced you have a good price on them
Carol G on Feb 19, 2019
Name brand
william b on Feb 7, 2019
The Progressive Shocks were the upgrade I was looking to put on my Sportster.
Chuck J on Oct 19, 2018
Looking for a quality product for my ride
Anthoney P on Oct 6, 2018
progressive has a good reputation and these shocks are affordable.
eric d on Aug 13, 2018
I hope these are the right part number.
Ben B on Aug 4, 2018
good success with progressive in past, price reputation of this shock
J A on Jul 12, 2018
good value
Scott V on Jul 4, 2018
Seemed like a better quality purchase than the 12 series shock also offered for my bike
Ron T on Apr 19, 2018
Good quality
mark h on Feb 27, 2018
did a lot of reading and these came up alot as a good shock at a good price
Tim M on Jun 11, 2017
best shock for the price to upgrade my 34 year old original!
tom t on Jul 24, 2016
looking for something more affordable than OEM
paul f on May 4, 2019
best choice
Eugene O on Apr 15, 2019
Two part numbers for these Progressive 412 rear shocks are listed and a choice must be selected to order, but I do not see where the difference is made clear? Part 279863 or 279861? What is the difference?
Mike on Jan 21, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question. Depending on the application the difference is a standard shock or a heavy duty shock. Please contact us with your year, make & model and we can help you out. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone at 888-339-3888. We are more than happy to help.
Anyone have any issues with the Progressive Suspension fully shrouded 412 series shocks rubbing and squeaking, or experience any other negative downside?
A shopper on Feb 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have installed a new set of these shocks on my 1993 VX800 Suzuki, and though I've not gotten it onto the road yet (it's February in Maine, after all!), they do fit just fine and easily clear all bodywork, frame sections, etc. etc. The shocks are good solid quality and very nice in appearance, also, I would recommend them -- though as mentioned, I have not yet taken the bike out for a ride yet this season, my past experience with ALL Progressive products has been very good, without exception.
will these shocks fit 2005 harley ultra ?
A shopper on Sep 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question! Unfortunately the Progressive Suspension 412 Series Shocks will not fit your 2005 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic. I have attached a link to similar products that will fit your bike. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
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What is the stock spacer that is referenced in application note 1?
Mike W on May 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hello Mike, please reply with the year, make, and model of your machine, or give us a call toll-free at 1-888-339-3888.
Looking for a set to lower the stance on the wife's 2010 dyna super glide. I like the crome fully cased set could you send me the price and part no that I would need thinking the 11"?
Rick F on May 12, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Rick, thank you for the question. All you need to do is enter your machine, select 11", and then select "with cover"! You are on the right product page! The price is listed. It will fit your 2010 Dyna Super Glide but you might need to modify the fender.
will these progressive 412 in the 13" size shocks fit a 2000 flhtpi?
mike r on Mar 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Mike, thank you for the question. Just to clarify, you have a 2000 Harley Davidson Electra Glide FLHTPI? Police Electra glide? For quality assurance on the fitment of the 13" Progressive 412 series shocks, please contact our sales/customer service department at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help!
WHAT LENGTH DO I NEED FOR 2012 SPORTSTER 1200 CUSTOM?
Isaak T on Mar 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for the question, Isaak. It all depends on what kind of look and riding style you are going for! I believe stock size on your specific machine was 12" but you can lower and raise your set up with the different shock sizes Progressive Suspension offers! For quality assurance, please contact our sales/customer service department at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help!
I just ordered and received Progressive Suspension 412 Series Shocks 13", Chrome Part Number: 251136 for 1983 GL1100 Interstate. Do I need an additional travel limiter on these shocks for this bike? It looks like there's already one on there. thanks
Rob C on Dec 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question Rob! Yes, the Progressive Suspension 412 Series Shocks will need part number 279906. I have attached the link below to the travel limiter for your Honda GL1100. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
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2005 Vulcan Nomad. Is this shock in 12.5" correct??
A shopper on Oct 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Sorry these shocks will not fit your Kawasaki Vulcan Nomad. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
I have a close clearance issue with my bike. I need to know the maximum outside diameter of the P.S. 412 shocks. I like the fully shrouded look but do not know if that is available with standard duty spring option. Is the fully shrouded version wider than the exposed spring model? Will the shocks included the proper bushings (14mm[?]) for my 2004 Triumph Bonneville T100?
A shopper on Feb 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Yes this Sock fits your Triumph Bonneville please enter the year, make and model and select the shock length you would like, the outside diameter of the shock is 70mm. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
Site states this shock fits my 1985 BMW K100RS; also states these shocks are "...sold in pairs..." K bike only has one rear shock! call me confused.. can u clarify please?
K bike rider on Oct 26, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! We checked into this for you and show the particular ones for your machine are a single shock application. This product lists it is sold in pairs due to about 97% of the applications they make these shocks for are a dual application. We do show this is listed on the page in the model information under this product that this does list single shock. Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.
Do these shocks replace the existing main REAR shocks on the 1991 GL1500A???
johnnyb on Mar 15, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! These shocks would replace the existing stock shocks. Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.
What is the tool used to adjust the preload of the adjustable rear shocks?
Price and availability?
bill on Dec 23, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question. Most rear shock's use a rear shock spanner wrench. Sometimes if all the weight is off the rear end you can turn adjust the shock that way. Here is a link to the Suspension Tools....... http://www.bikebandit.com/motorcycle-hand-tools/n1333-4294966882
Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone at 888-339-3888. We are more than happy to help.
does this come as a pair or single?
Skeeter on Dec 5, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. The Progressive 412 Series Shocks are sold in pairs. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 888-339-3888. We are more than happy to help.
What is the standard length for my 2001 Honda Sabre 1100?
Adam on Nov 30, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. The Standard Length of the Shocks for the VT1100 is 11.0". There are two options for this model. 11.0" and 11.5" in length. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 888-339-3888. We are more than happy to help.
I want to lower my CB450. this shock will lower it to what i want. just want to know if it can be mounted on my motercycle and work or for what reason it would not. I want to use the same mounts. thanks
senior moon on Nov 23, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Unfortunately the Series 412 cruiser shocks will not fit your CB450. Below is a link to the Series 12 shocks that will fit your CB450:
http://www.bikebandit.com/progressive-suspension-12-series-motorcycle-shocks?m=9227
After reading all the reviews on these shocks, I've decided to replace my old stock leaking ones with these. I am looking at putting these shocks on my 1984 honda goldwing GL1200 and would like to know if there is a standard lenght that will fit? Was/am happy with the hieght of the bike with the old standard shocks.
Marty1965 on Nov 7, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Yes the Progressive 412 Series Shocks will fit your bike. The size needed for the GL1200 are the 14.25" shocks in length. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 888-339-3888. We are more than happy to help.
1999 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic: To get the length of the shocks that I need, do I measure from center to center on the installation bolts on the shocks that are curently on my bike?
C-Note on Oct 8, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Remove the exisitng shocks then measure center to center. With the measurement order the size shocks that apply to your measurements. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 888-339-3888. We are more than happy to help.
Is this item a pair or a single shock
GuitarRay on Sep 14, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Yes the shocks are in pairs, (will include 2 shocks.) Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 888-339-3888. We are more than happy to help.
HOW IS IT ADJUSTED? CAN I ADJUSTED ON THE FLY? OR DO I HAVE TO TAKE IT TO THE SHOP?
Chris on Aug 5, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! This can be adjusted on the fly. You would not need to take this to a shop to be adjusted.
Is 279854 the 12.5" regular or is the 279855 teh regular?

The site does not specify which is reg and which is HD.

Thanks,

Joe
gearhead937 on Aug 4, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! We checked into this and show there was a error with the part numbers for your machine when entered. We show both are a standard spring. In order to get the correct one for your machine right away please contact our sales dept with your Year, Make, and Model of the machine and we can provide the part number for the exact one needed. 888-339-3888. We will have the error fixed by the end of this week.
I am looking for the shortest heavy duty 412 series shock for my 1999 kawasaki vulcan 1500.
Tim on Jul 29, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! The 11.5" Progressive Suspension 412 Series Cruiser Motorcycle Shocks would be the shortest length we have available at this time.
Re-asking the question as the first answer did not clear this issue up.

The listing shows 2 different Part numbers for my application:

279859 for 269.96
and
279858 for 288.85 (Closeout).

I have a 1991 Honda Nighthawk 750.

Progressive makes a heavy duty version and regular version of this shock for my application.

So, is one of these listings for the heavy duty shock, and one for the regular?
If so, which is which...?
If not, can you explain the difference between the two options?
If I had to guess, the more expensive shock is the heavy duty, but I would like that verified.
Chumley on Jul 15, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! This 412 series shock is not offered for your 91' NightHawk 750 we are going to remove the listing from your fitment.
What's the difference between parts 279856 and 92226? They're both 12.5 inch shocks and cost the same.
baybiker on Jul 14, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! Part# 279856 would be for the Standard shock while Part#92226 is for the Heavy Duty Model of this same shock. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you.
does the shock length mean weight limits
Hal on Jun 19, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! Shock length can be to customize the height of the bike to your needs.
I am looking to buy the 12.5" Heavy Duty shocks which model number is that?
null on Jun 10, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Good question! If you call in or email us the year/make/model it is for we will be more than happy to see if they offer that length for your machine.
Is the price for a pair of shocks or are they individually priced?
n8 on May 18, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! These are sold in pairs unless your machine normally has one (mono shock).
is this 13" version the stock length?
null on May 13, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! For us to help you better we will need to know the year make and model of the machine this is for.
I'm a bit frustrated at most of the descriptions for parts like this. Two shocks are pictured, and it states "shocks", plural...is this price for 2 or 1 shocks? I can't find this anywhere in the description or reviews.
null on Apr 30, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question.

This will be for 2 shocks. Sorry for the confusion.

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
28 Reviews
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Would you recommend
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No (1)
Would you recommend
Yes
Good value for OEM replacement that costs twice as much but sacrifice the air adjustable feature.
Quality seems good, early to tell how well they hold up. Installation easy with the right tools.
May 18, 2019
Purchased
2 weeks ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Works very well.
Well made, nicely packaged, very pricy. These certainly smoothed our the ride. The big bumps are still....big, but these seemed to flatten out the jitters when just taking it easy on a flat road. Bike is better balanced and very stable now. I wish there wasn’t such a gap between the China Emgos and these.
May 2, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Decent shocks for the money.
Installed on 81 GS850GX. Fit well. Easy install. Good value for what I need them to do. Adjustment for personal riding is easy. Would spend more if I were installing on a larger touring bike. I will not carry a large load, nor ride 2 up very often with this bike.
So for medium to large bikes I would highly recommend if you're not blasting thru turns and flying over rough roads.
Have a higher end set on my HD Glide.
April 30, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Easy install, work great
I had a buzzing in the rear of my bike. After hours of digging things apart and changing wheel bearings, etc, I finally tried the shocks. No more buzzing, rides like a dream. SMoothhhhh 1 or 2 up.
Definitely recommend, and nobody could beat Bike Bandits price.
April 22, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Do not use 11.5" this shock on a Valkyrie, use the 444 instead
These totally fit a '98 GL1500C in 11.5"... but they are not stiff enough, especially in a 2up configuration. The 444 is a better choice in 11.5". The 12" or 13.5" work fine unless you are short legged.
January 14, 2019
Would you recommend
Yes
Worth every penny
I’ve only managed 50 miles since installing the 412s on my Honda V65 Magna but I can already feel a much improved ride. It the rear suspension is very compliant and it feels more like a modern ride now. Money well spent.
December 27, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Progressive 412 Shocks
Quick shipping from Bike Bandit … am very pleased with the quality of these shocks … fit and function is what I was looking for … installed them on a 1996 Sportster … these are not my first Progressive Shocks and have never been disappointed
November 23, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
That are good thanks
October 30, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Heavy duty 13” for 1997 Valkyrie
Fit perfect and no problem clearing my Corbin saddle bags. Just needed two of the many spacers that are provided. So far only ridden one up but it’s a nice ride , not too stiff and definitely not sloppy .
October 8, 2018
Purchased
8 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Best shocks ever.
October 3, 2018
Purchased
8 months ago
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