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  1. Progressive 412's (Review)

    Honda VTX 1300 Forums
    I got a 9k mile 1300 I didn't really care for the shocks so I got some Progressive 412s 12 in and it feels amazing. No more getting that bucked off feeling and turns feel so much more stable. I've had the bike for a couple months not sure if the OEM were bad or just sucked but money well spent.
  2. For Sale: New Progressive shock springs, standard rate, standard length

    1800 Parts /Accessories For Sale
    I have a pair of brand new standard rate (210/250 lbs) Progressive shock springs, not complete shocks, in black powdercoat. I bought these for 412 series, standard length (12") shocks, but they may fit other lengths/models. PM me with questions. Will fit any model VTX1300/1800 except "C" models...
  3. Question What can I expect from adjusting my shocks?

    Honda VTX 1300 Forums
    This might sound like a dumb question, but I've had my 1300C for 4 years now and I've never made any adjustments to the shocks from their factory settings. Can someone explain to me why I should want to change the setting or switch to Progressives. The only nuisance conditions I've experienced...
  4. Progressive 412 HD rear shocks and new fork springs

    Honda VTX 1300 Forums
    I think my VTX1300R is a bit harsh when going over potholes or rr tracks, places where you can't avoid a bump. I am thinking I would like to improve the ride, and the handling. I am thinking of changing the stok shocks to Progressive 412 HD 12" shocks, and changing to their fork springs as well...
  5. For Sale: Stock Shocks

    1300 Parts /Accessories For Sale
    I have a nice set of 12" long stock shocks with about 8000 miles on them, work perfect and in very nice condition, I put a set of lowered shocks on so I just dont need these any more. Came off 2006 1300 C. 25.00 plus freight. Best contact is e mail me: bigredtruck.07 at hot mail dot com...
  6. Question Adjusting Rear Shocks with Hard Bags Installed.

    Honda VTX 1300 Forums
    I ride a 2009 1300C and have just realized that the reason why my teeth rattle each time I roll over a highway expansion seam is mostly likely due to the factory per-load of my shocks. They are definitely set too stiff for my weight. So after consulting this forum for the quick "How To" on...
  7. Slight Tilt

    Honda VTX 1300 Forums
    I have a problem with butterfly2...b2 She is riding at a slight angle... Like she was dropped. At first i thought it was the i did the loosen the trees and hit it with a mallet trick.. That took a lot of the the twist out. A lot. So now it feels like my boody is a little...
  8. Question Anyone tried Harley Touring Air shocks ?

    Honda VTX 1800 Forums
    Has anyone tried a pair of stock Harley air shocks for their touring models (Road King, Road Glide, Electraglide) on a VTX ? Those shocks are about the same size (minus 1/4"), air adjustable, and new take-offs are available on Ebay for around $100 or less. The eyes and bushings look pretty close...
  9. I need stock shocks!!!

    Honda VTX 1300 Forums
    Hey everyone! I'm new to the sight, but that is because I'm a Kawasaki owner (Dont judge). Short and to the point, I need a nice set of vtx 1300 shocks off a new or low mile bike. They fit my bike and actually lower it a bit and are a lot cheaper than buying the progressive shocks. So if you...
  10. Question Rear shock bolt covers

    Honda VTX 1800 Forums
    I know of 2 rear shock bolt covers compatible with the 2004 VTX 1800R: Show Chrome Accessories (Big Bike Parts) Rear Shock Bolt Covers (4 pcs) (Part Number: BBP-55-115) Kuryakyn Rear Shock Top Cover (Pair) (Part Number: KY-8261) But I replaced my stock shocks with the Progressive 412...
  11. The Arnott® VTX Air Suspension System

    Suspension / Frame / Body
    I have recently seen this on Ebay and from the price it appears to be very competitive. I do not know a lot about air suspension and found posts about Barons and Kewl metal air and have seen none on Arnott® VTX Air Suspension System...
  12. Question Adjustments to Suspension; 2-up riding

    Honda VTX 1300 Forums
    Hello all, I have a quick question for everyone; hopefully this is as simple as I think. :) As some might know (I've been posting a lot with random questions), I picked up a 2008 VTX1300R about 2 months ago now. I spend quite a bit of time riding solo but I also spend time riding with my...