We have installed the Progressive 944 rear suspension for Harley on quite a few bikes over the years and we love them. Because we've used them for quite some time, we recommend them and carry them in the Law Abiding Biker Store. In this video, we show you how to install the 944 rear shocks on a Harley and how to adjust things so you have the proper sag.
Darryl here at Law Abiding Biker Media was not happy with the overall ride of his 2016 Harley-Davidson Ultra Limited, which came with the outdated air-shock system Harley used for so many years on many of its touring models. The stock Harley air shock system leaks over time, which becomes a big frustration for many riders.
Darryl not only wanted to get rid of the air suspension, but he also wanted to lower his Ultra Limited a bit, so he would sit more flat-footed when stopped. The Progressive 944 rear suspension for Harley was certainly my answer for him. That's because the Progressive 944's Ultra-Touring model lowers certain models like the Ultras by an inch without losing great rear shock performance. They don't lower models such as the Harley Street or Road Glide Specials as they already sit an inch lower than Ultras.
There are also several different models of the Progressive 944's and it will depend on how much riding weight you'll actually have, so make sure you select the correct model for your needs. You'll want to take into consideration how much luggage you'll load on and whether you're going to ride with a passenger often.
Another option is the Progressive 944's Ultra-Low model, which lower some Harley models such as Ultras two inches. That means models such as Street and Road Glide specials would be lowered one inch since they are already one inch lower than an Ultra.
For more details about fitment and lowering, head over to the Law Abiding Biker Store.
After we installed Progressive 944 rear suspension on Darry's bike, he went for a ride and that's when the true test began. Changing your rear suspension on your Harley to the Progressive 944's is an unbelievable change in the overall ride and Darryl is now flat-footed when stopped. He is really enjoying how these shocks handle and give his Harley a new feel!
Make adjusting your suspension sag easy, with this Tusk Sliding Sag Scale!