Progressive 444 Series Shocks For Harley Sportster 1986-2017
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  • Progressive 444 Series Shocks For Harley Sportster 1986-2017

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Progressive Suspension  444 Series FST Shocks For Harley Sportster & FXR

After more than a decade of ruling the roads with the road proven shocks, Progressive Suspension unveiled another breakthrough design. Dubbed Frequency Sensing Technology (FST) for its unique ability to dynamically adjust damping as you ride. The result is superior performance no matter the road conditions. A top mount threaded preload adjuster allows for fine tuning with a simple twist of the cap.

Features:

  • Frequency Sensing Technology (FST) allows the shocks to sense the frequency of a bump and automatically adjust damping for superior ride quality
  • Adjust spring pre-load by hand - no special tool needed
  • Progressive-rate spring
  • Deflective disc valving
  • Sold as a pair
  • Made in USA

Notes:

  • Depending on model, your stock shock length is 11" to 13 1/2"
  • Shock lengths are measured fully extended, eyelet to eyelet on centers
  • A change in height at one end of the bike may require a change at the other
  • Changing ride height can potentially change the trail and mechanical trail
  • Heavy Duty shocks are recommended for bikes operated at or near the OEM maximum load rating over 50% of the time
  • Prior to purchasing shocks that are different than your OEM length, please verify that wheel and suspension travel can be altered without causing clearance issues to the swingarm, axle, frame, tire, fender, chain/belt and guard, and exhaust
4.7 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4.5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Ease Of Install
4 / 5
Fit & Finish
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5

Fitment Notes & Exceptions

  • The 11" and 11 1/2" lengths are for recommended for 2004-Up Sportster models only
This Product Fits:
Harley Davidson
Low Glide/Low Rider FXRS 19871993
Low Rider Chrome FXRC 1987, 1988
Low Rider Sport FXRS-SP 19871993
Sport Glide FXRT 19871992
Sportster Custom XL1200C 19962017
Sportster Custom XL883C 19982009
Sportster Deluxe XLH883DLX 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992
Sportster Forty-Eight XL1200X 20102017
Sportster Hugger XLH883HUG 19882003
Sportster Iron XL883N 20092017
Sportster Low/SuperLow XL883L 20052017
Sportster Low XL1200L 19952011
Sportster Nightster XL1200N 20072012
Sportster Roadster XL1200R 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Sportster Roadster XL883R 20022012
Sportster Seventy-Two XL1200V 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Sportster Sport XL1200S 19962003
Sportster SuperLow XL1200T 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Sportster XL883 20042009
Sportster XLH1100 1986, 1987, 1988
Sportster XLH1200 19882003
Sportster XLH883 19862003
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Standard 11" / Black 899803 444-4062B In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Standard 11" / Chrome 899804 444-4062C Only 2 Left: Ships within 24 hours
Standard 11 1/2" / Black 899805 444-4063B In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Standard 11 1/2" / Chrome 899806 444-4063C Only 2 Left: Ships within 24 hours
Standard 12" / Black 899779 444-4049B In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Standard 12" / Chrome 899780 444-4049C In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Standard 12.5" / Black 899753 444-4007B In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Standard 12.5" / Chrome 899754 444-4007C Only 2 Left: Ships within 24 hours
Standard 13" / Black 899755 444-4008B In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Standard 13" / Chrome 899756 444-4008C In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Standard 13 1/2" / Black 899757 444-4009B Available: Requires 5-6 business days lead time prior to shipment
Standard 13 1/2" / Chrome 899758 444-4009C Available: Requires 5-6 business days lead time prior to shipment
Heavy Duty 11" / Black 899809 444-4067B In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Heavy Duty 11" / Chrome 899810 444-4067C Only 3 Left: Ships within 24 hours
Heavy Duty 11 1/2" / Black 899807 444-4066B In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Heavy Duty 11 1/2" / Chrome 899808 444-4066C In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Heavy Duty 12" / Black 899781 444-4050B In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Heavy Duty 12" / Chrome 899782 444-4050C Available: Requires 5-6 business days lead time prior to shipment
Heavy Duty 13 1/2" / Black 899824 444-4003B In Stock: Ships within 24 hours

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4.7 / 5.0
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Fit & Finish
5.0 / 5
Durability
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Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Built for adventure
Upgraded front and rear with progressive suspension and I couldn't be happier. Simple install, both front and rear-if I can do it, you can do it. Better handling, smoother, built for adventure and comfort. yeah buddy
August 3, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Ride:
2007 Harley Davidson Sportster Nightster XL1200N
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Great Product
Awesome suspension, definitely a lot smoother ride and generally better to look at than the stock suspension.
December 8, 2014
Ride:
2010 Harley Davidson Forty-Eight XL1200X
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
LOVE AT FIRST RIDE
I am a guy who normally don't write reviews however I drive a 2008 Harley XL1200C and purchasing the Progressive 444's definitely was the best upgrade I could put on. I notice a huge difference in comfort and is truly love at first ride. I highly recommend this to everybody who rides!
July 7, 2015
Ride:
2008 Harley Davidson Sportster Custom XL1200C
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Night and Day
I upgraded both the front and rear suspension to Progressive HD fork springs, as well as Progressive HD 444 in the rear. The stock suspension is jarring to the point where small bumps feel like craters. The new Progressive suspension made the ride so much more enjoyable.
May 13, 2016
Ride:
2012 Harley Davidson Sportster Iron XL883N
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Ease Of Install
4 / 5
Fit & Finish
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Great product
If you want to improve your overall ride experience this is the way to go.
Excelente build in quelity.
Recommended for all users.
Exceed my expectations.
October 28, 2016
Purchased
1 month ago
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
ages better but still...
This suspension is great! Its a huge boost in comfort.
They look absolutely nice and the ride is ages better than the original. Before the bike was getting upset by every little crack in the black top. now at freeway speeds my little sporty runs nice and straight... perfect for cruising/traveling/commuting.

anyway, it might be because i am coming from Ducatis and Dirt bikes with tuned suspension i was hoping for more but do not expect a Harley to suddenly ride nice or handle well just by switching out the shocks.
Even with the best shocks a 500 brick of iron stays a 500 pound brick of iron and trying to ride the bike faster around a corner is sill very much like trying to tame a mechanical bull in a country bar... a lot of fun but it gets really tiring after a few miles...
May 31, 2016
Ride:
2003 Harley Davidson Sportster Roadster XL883R
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Again, to save my @$$~!
Kenny W on Aug 8, 2016
I needed a little more comfort than the stock shocks.
Hien T on Apr 16, 2014
Again, to save my @$$~!
Kenny W on Aug 8, 2016
My Harley Davidson dealership recommended these shocks.
Robert J on Jun 6, 2014
I needed a little more comfort than the stock shocks.
Hien T on Apr 16, 2014
My Harley Davidson dealership recommended these shocks.
Robert J on Jun 6, 2014
What's is the difference between the stander spring and heavy duty springs?
Stefano A on Feb 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The only difference is the amount of load you plan to put on it. If you ride with a passenger of above average size, then go heavy on the spring. If not choose the lighter.
I have a 2014 Sportster Forty-Eight. I'm upgrading to Progressive Fork Springs. Also going to purchase these but not sure which length to get. With the new fork springs affecting the front height, what length should I get for these shocks to keep things even? I don't mind the bike being a little bit higher.
Jonathan R on Aug 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: These are slightly higher than my 883 Iron shocks, offering better travel. These really make a night and day difference than the stock shocks. Since these are taller than my stock shocks I added Burly lowering blocks, for me makes it perfect.
1995 Sportster XL, springer front end which is 2" under putting it about stock front height. Biltwell rear struts...10". I'm 200 give or take, wife 120 give or take, crappy roads. I love the lowered look, what should I get to keep it somewhat lowered like it is but accommodate the weight? HD? Willing to go up 1" or so... Thanks.
Brent O on Oct 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I purchased the 444's at the stock 11" height In order to keep the same ride hide. Huge mistake with these shocks. I am 200lbs and ride solo. At the stiffest setting, there was only 3/8" of travel before they bottomed out. The smallest bump in the road would send shivers up my spine. Had the shocks on for 3 days and had to remove them. I then went with 13" Ohlins with a piggy back reservoir. Amazing shocks! 444's may be ok with a 12" or 13". Not sure, but I personally would never buy another shock other than Ohlins. With 13" shocks and your sag set correctly your only going to add about 1.5" to your ride height. Wasn't a big deal for me. I am 5'-10" and still flat footed when siting on the bike.
whats the stock length of rear shock for the HD sportster 48? want to buy the progressive shock, but keep the same length as the stock shocks...
A shopper on Aug 17, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Probably 13" is the stock. 12.5 or 11 will actually lower your bike more than 1" on the rear.