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Progressive Suspension 412 Series Shocks

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2002 Harley-Davidson FLTR Road Glide [Remove Machine]
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Progressive Suspension

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Shock Length

11.5"
12"
12.5"
13"
13.5"

Spring Type - Design

Heavy Duty - Black
Heavy Duty - Chrome
Standard - Black
Standard - Chrome

Specifications and Options

Brand Progressive Suspension
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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
  • SOLD AS PAIR
  • 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.
  • Many fitments are available in either Standard or Heavy Duty. Heavy Duty Applications are recommended for riders that are 250lbs or more or for riders who ride 2 up over 50% of the time.

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", 14.25"
Spring Type Heavy Duty, Progressive, Standard
Design Black, Chrome
Style With Cover, Without Cover

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Fit and Price
Larry M on Nov 10, 2020
CONSIDERED A GOOD SHOCK FOR BIKE
Ronnie K on Sep 9, 2020
Fit and Price
Larry M on Nov 10, 2020
recommendation from online forum
Fred D on Oct 4, 2020
CONSIDERED A GOOD SHOCK FOR BIKE
Ronnie K on Sep 9, 2020
I'll have something worth saying after I've received & installed them
Kevin H on Aug 30, 2020
Only shock available to lower bike available.
Donny S on Aug 8, 2020
Upgrade to stock shocks.
Grolli on Jul 29, 2020
Good reviews
Bruce on Jul 25, 2020
For the price and I’ve heard really good things about this product
jack c on Jul 20, 2020
Your site gave me all the info I needed...…….great price...……..and everything I need comes with the shocks. Loved the informational video too!
Brian H on Jun 24, 2020
Friend put them on his 20yro bike. Said it was a day-night difference. Bike only has 21k on it but hauls his 🚧over-sized🚧 wife.
Matthew S on Apr 18, 2020
Progressive
Jim A on Apr 14, 2020
Very happy with my Progressive fork springs.
JOHN B on Apr 8, 2020
very easy to find products
David M on Apr 2, 2020
Great reviews
Michael W on Mar 7, 2020
The excellent reputation of this shock
Robert S on Feb 28, 2020
Stock shocks on my Vmax are showing their age and I want to use a 1” shorter shock than stock.
William S on Nov 4, 2019
Needed heavier duty shocks
J O on Oct 20, 2019
I was looking for the best replacement of the stock shocks. Your price was the best
Ori B on Sep 24, 2019
Fits my 1993 CB750 Nighthawk
D R on Sep 19, 2019
To replace one that broke. They were on the bike when I bought it. The bike had 21-27k and now has over 100k. I'm not sure when it broke, thinking within the last 100 miles as I just had new tires installed and it wasn't identified. The bike still handles/rides great with just the spring on one side.
Erik T on Sep 5, 2019
Have a pair on another Valkyrie and love them
Daniel V on Aug 26, 2019
needed upgrade for heavy rider and two up riding.
G N on Aug 7, 2019
Reliable company name at a price that is very reasonable.
Keegan C on Jun 30, 2019
Best price, bike bandit has a great site. Researched
Tony on Jun 28, 2019
I chose this item because it was the closest I could find to the original shocks, which means a lot on a vintage bike, plus the price was great!
Thomas R on Jun 9, 2019
I've heard good things about progressive shocks.
Michael M on May 27, 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 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
recommendation from online forum
Fred D on Oct 4, 2020
I'll have something worth saying after I've received & installed them
Kevin H on Aug 30, 2020
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.
do the bushings and adjusting wrench come with new shocks. the 412 series ?
A shopper on Feb 26, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question! Yes, the bushings and adjusting wrench will be included with the Progressive Suspension 412 Series 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 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
do these shocks have the air fittings like my 1988 gl1500 factory shocks?
John S on Jul 2, 2019
BEST ANSWER: John, thank you for the questions. These shocks do not have air fittings. You can adjust the preload, however. 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.
My bike bottoms out on the smallest of bumps with only me on it and my springs are cranked up?
A shopper on Dec 21, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question! might want to adjust the sag on your current shocks, if that does not help, you might need to replace them. 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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Which shock would you recommend for a 2003 Honda Valkyrie ?
Charles F on Jul 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Charles, thank you for the question. It really depends on what you're looking for. Are you in need of stiffer suspension with a heavy duty spring? What kind of riding do you do and what weight is usually on your bike? Stock length should be 13". You can go down a few inches. Remember, they are adjustable. I have heard of the 430 series fitting properly and working well. 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.
What is the difference between standard and heavyduty?
A shopper on Jul 20, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question! Heavy Duty Applications are recommended for riders that are 250lbs or more or for riders who ride 2 up over 50% of the time.
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.
What's the difference with cover or without cover?
A shopper on Jul 4, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question! It is just for looks. Without the cover, the spring is visible.
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.
What model do I need for 1984 Honda v65 magna over 250 lbs over 50 percent of the time ?
Craig H on Apr 9, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question! We would recommend going with the Heavy Duty 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 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
do I need to shorten sidestand on 2002 Triumph Bonneville with your 412 series 12 inch shocks?
tom t on Oct 5, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hey Tom: you can put your bike on the side stand, physically lower the rear of the bike by the amount of the difference between the extended length of you current shocks and the extended length of the new shocks. As you lower the bike, it will become more upright. If it still has enough lean to stay upright, you should be good. If it tries to fall over to the right side, you will need to shorten the kick stand. Probably wouldn't take very much. Good Luck !
Is this a pair?
A shopper on Jul 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for the question. These are sold as a pair. 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.
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.
Need a stiffer ride for carrying passenger 400 lbs combined. 2013 sportster xl 1200?
A shopper on Aug 25, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I bought these for my '84 V65 Magna. I weigh about 165 and these have enough flex to offer some cushioning. The original shocks could be tuned to offer an even softer ride, but these are almost as good. For 400 lbs I would think these will be very cushiony, just depends on what you want.
My bike bottoms out on the smallest of bumps with just me on it .?
A shopper on Dec 21, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question! might want to adjust the sag on your current shocks, if that does not help, you might need to replace them. 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.
Would these be aN upgrade over the stock shocks on my 1985 Yamaha virago xv700? Which size should I use?
Andre R on Oct 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Andre, thanks for the question! Your 1985 Yamaha Virago XV700 has a stock shock length of 11.75". The 12" shock would be a good upgrade for 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.
Is 1 quantity a pair.?
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Dennis C on Jul 30, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Dennis, thanks for the question! Yes, the Progressive Suspension 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 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
Hi there , recently purchased a 2012 Triumph Scrambler. Would these shocks be a good fit and or improvement over the OEM that I believe are on the bike right now?Thanks . Tony
Tony H on Jul 15, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Tony, thank you for the question. According to our records, the 2012 Scrambler uses Kayaba forks and rear coil shocks. I would consider these to be in the same ball park, not a huge improvement but definitely a good fit. They offer plenty of adjustment and fine tuning, as well as great rebounding. 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.
What is the stock spacer that is referenced in application note 1?
Mike W on May 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This note is just mentioning you may need to shorten the bushings since the Progressive Shocks may have a slimmer mounting point.
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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difference between standard/heavy duty and heavy duty ?
A shopper on Feb 20, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question! The standard is more for a single rider. The Heavy Duty Applications are recommended for riders that are 250lbs or more or for riders who ride 2 up over 50% of the time.
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.
It says under notes that the fender on FXDWG must be modified for these shocks. What is the modification that needs to be done to the fender?
Fred W on Oct 22, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Go online, do a search for "fxdwg fender modification for Progressive shocks" and the info sheet for the mod will show up in the search results. It is pretty simple, involves trimming the lower left side front edge of the fender proper to clear the belt shield.
How do I get 10% off?
mike j on Jul 3, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question! Unfortunately Progressive is one of the manufacturers that does not allow their products to be discounted.
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.
Which model and size should i choose for my honda ft500 84?
A shopper on May 29, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question! We would suggest contacting our sales team to further assist you with this.
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 2017 FLHXS and want to lower it 1 inch, the stock shock is 13" center eyelet to eyelet, will a 12" shock lower the bike a true inch ? And will there be any rubbing issues with the bags ? Thanks for your help in advance.
ROBERT C on Apr 18, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question! Yes going to a 12" shock will lower the bike. We would suggest measuring to see if anything would rub.
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.
What’s the warranty?
gary t on Apr 11, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question! According to Progressive, they come with a life time warranty.
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.
Which shark would you guys recommend for 2002 Honda Shadow spirit vt750? I would like it to sit lower then stock if possible
Tater on Apr 9, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question! We would suggest contacting our sales team to further assist you with this.
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 1984 Honda Goldwing GL1200. The original air ride was shot so a shop put coil over on it. We have it on its highest setting and it still bottoms out on bumps. My wire and I ride 2 up all the time and our combined weight is about 400 lbs. Would the HD work for us?
Keith S on Mar 9, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question! After doing some research, we've seen that riders with over 500lbs on their bike have used these without bottoming 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 toll-free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
i have a honda vtx 1300 i put a 4'' taller tire and wheele on the front now my saddle bags are to low, 11.5'' is stock length do you make taller than my stock length? thanks rick
Rick F on Feb 26, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question! For a Honda VTX1300, we have stock 11.5" and 12" in height. 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 2009 Triumph Bonneville T100. What is the stock shock length/height?
John P on Jan 1, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Hi John, thanks for the question! Your 2009 Bonneville T100 will have a stock shock length of 13.5". 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.
recommended reak shocks for 2002 vtx1800c. Is the price quoted per pair or each?
A shopper on Dec 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question! The shocks are sold in pairs, i have attached a link to the shocks that will fit your Honda VTX1800C. 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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I have a 2014 HD Street Glide Special, which lenght should I choose?
A shopper on Nov 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question! your Street Glide Special will have 12" stock 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 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.

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Rated 5 out of 5
Would you recommend
Yes
Great ride ????
August 30, 2020
Purchased
10 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Would you recommend
Yes
Progressive suspension 412 shocks
I bought a set of these for my 2015 HD street 500. They are
Quite a bit nicer than the factory shocks. I ordered the heavy duty version since I'm 6'-2" and weigh about 220. Very happy with the ride and adjustability of the shocks. They came with a nice spanner wrench for the spring collar.The springs are progressive wound and I was able to dial them in for my own preference . Definitely worth the price.
August 9, 2020
Purchased
10 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Would you recommend
Yes
12" shocks
Mounted on my 2005 1200C Sportster.
like night and day over bs Harley shocks. though these will have to be unbolted to remove axel bolt.I would go 11.5" on this bike if I could do it over.
August 7, 2020
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Would you recommend
Yes
Nice shocks. Firm smooth ride
May 1, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Would you recommend
Yes
Best thing I've done
I put these shocks on a 1999 Vulcan Nomad to replace the warn out factory air shocks. Best thing I've done ride is excellent. No more bottoming out.
April 29, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Would you recommend
Yes
Cynian
Used as a replacement for the stock rears on my 1979 XS750SF. Fit, finish, and ride better than the originals.
April 20, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Would you recommend
Yes
I am very happy with this product and would recommend it to others and I will use bike bandit again
April 16, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Would you recommend
Yes
Look great. Had to take a grinder to the metal bushings as they were alittle too long. Took for a test ride today. Rides alittle harder than the stock but still rides nice. Going with the shorter shock I do drag more in the hard turns.
April 16, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Would you recommend
Yes
Awesome Shocks
Instant difference was felt when I started my ride after installing the Progressive 412 shocks. Heavy duty series made a remarkable changes in the comfort of the ride... if your still on the fence about your purchase, I recommend these shocks.. !!!
April 13, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Would you recommend
Yes
Very pleased with Progressive shocks and super service from BikeBandit. Quick delivery
March 18, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
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