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Progressive 412 Shocks For Harley Sportster 2004-2018

Item: P248101

The 412 shocks transform the look and feel of your ride without the sticker shock that keeps riders aching from their stock suspension. Read More

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Progressive Suspension 412 Series Shocks For Harley Sportster

The 412 Series shocks are simply the best value shock the Progressive offers. The 412's 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 position cam-style preload adjuster lets you dial in your ride whether you're a light rider or heavy hitter. Step into suspension that works for you.

Features:

  • Nitrogen-charged
  • Cam-style preload adjuster
  • Sold as a pair
  • Made in USA

Notes:

  • Depending on model, your stock shock length is 11" to 13"
  • 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
Made in the USA
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Harley Davidson
Sportster Custom XL1200C 2004-2018
Sportster Custom XL883C 2004-2009
Sportster Forty-Eight Special XL1200XS 2018
Sportster Forty-Eight XL1200X 2010-2018
Sportster Iron XL1200NS 2018
Sportster Iron XL883N 2009-2018
Sportster Low/SuperLow XL883L 2005-2018
Sportster Low XL1200L 2006-2011
Sportster Nightster XL1200N 2007-2012
Sportster Roadster XL1200CX 2016, 2017, 2018
Sportster Roadster XL1200R 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Sportster Roadster XL883R 2004-2012
Sportster Seventy-Two XL1200V 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Sportster SuperLow XL1200T 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Sportster XL883 2004-2009
This item is also available for 60 different bikes. View All Models
Harley Davidson
Dyna Convertible FXDS 1994-2000
Dyna Fat Bob FXDF 2008-2017
Dyna Glide Custom FXDC 1992
Dyna Glide Daytona FXDB-D 1992
Dyna Glide Sturgis FXDB-S 1991
Dyna Low Rider FXDL/I 1993-2017
Dyna Low Rider S FXDLS 2016-2017
Dyna Street Bob FXDB/I 2006-2017
Dyna Super Glide Custom FXDC/I 2005-2014
Dyna Super Glide FXD/I 1995-2010
Dyna Switchback FLD 2012-2016
Dyna Wide Glide FXDWG/I 1993-2017
Electra Glide Classic FLHTC/I 1984-2005
Electra Glide Classic FLHTC/I 2006-2013
Electra Glide Special FLHX 1984
Electra Glide Sport FLHS 1984-1993
Electra Glide Standard FLHT/I 1984-2005
Electra Glide Standard FLHT/I 2006-2009
Electra Glide Ultra Classic FLHTCU/I 1987-2005
Electra Glide Ultra Classic FLHTCU/I 2006-2018
Electra Glide Ultra Classic Low FLHTCUL 2015-2016
Electra Glide Ultra Limited FLHTK 2010-2018
Electra Glide Ultra Limited Low FLHTKL 2015-2018
FLH 1984-1985
Low Glide/Low Rider FXRS 1987-1993
Low Rider Chrome FXRC 1987-1988
Low Rider Sport FXRS-SP 1987-1993
Night Rod VRSCD 2006
Road Glide Custom FLTRX 2010-2013
Road Glide FLTR/I 1998-2005
Road Glide FLTR/I 2006-2009
Road Glide FLTRX 2015-2018
Road Glide Special FLTRXS 2015-2018
Road Glide Ultra FLTRU 2011-2018
Road King Classic FLHRC/I 1994-2005
Road King Classic FLHRC/I 2006-2013
Road King Custom FLHRS/I 1995-2005
Road King Custom FLHRS/I 2006-2012
Road King FLHR/I 1994-2005
Road King FLHR/I 2006-2018
Road King Special FLHRXS 2017-2018
Sport Glide FXRT 1987-1992
Sportster Custom XL1200C 1996-2003
Sportster Custom XL883C 1998-2003
Sportster Deluxe XLH883DLX 1989-1992
Sportster Hugger XLH883HUG 1988-2003
Sportster Roadster XL883R 2002-2003
Sportster Sport XL1200S 1996-2003
Sportster XLH1100 1986-1988
Sportster XLH1200 1988-2003
Sportster XLH883 1986-2003
Street 500 XG500 2015-2018
Street 750 XG750 2015-2018
Street Glide FLHX/I 2006-2018
Street Glide Special FLHXS 2014-2018
Tour Glide Classic FLTC/I 1984-1991
Tour Glide FLT 1984-1991
Tour Glide Ultra Classic FLTCU/I 1989-1995
V-Rod VRSCA 2002-2006
V-Rod VRSCB 2004-2005

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Why did you choose this?
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Provide really good stability and confort during daily and long rides
Paul M on Oct 11, 2017
sems to be best value buy for harley
Jeroen V on Aug 25, 2017
Provide really good stability and confort during daily and long rides
Paul M on Oct 11, 2017
Looks like the best option quality/price wise, also just heard good stuff about them.
Jose Luis T on Sep 28, 2017
sems to be best value buy for harley
Jeroen V on Aug 25, 2017
Recommendations through the internet review make a decision.
Cheolho K on Aug 24, 2017
Brand name recognition and referral.
Bill C on Aug 13, 2017
the reviews and the price
john h on Jul 18, 2017
Smoother ride on iron 883
Michael T on Jun 22, 2017
tired of bottoming out.
David M on Jun 2, 2017
Easy install, I am 280 pounds wife is 150 pounds (don't tell her I told ya'll) and set it to 5 and have yet to bottom out. I may even set it to 4. Great shocks!
E Senior L on Jun 1, 2017
It started with a recommendation from a HOG friend. What sealed the deal is Revzilla did a good job of answering all my questions confirming I was buying the right item.
Bill H on May 17, 2017
Looking for a way better ride over the factory shocks, on a budget.
Micael E on May 8, 2017
I'm low and wanna get high.
John P on Apr 29, 2017
Changing the look and feel of my sportster.
A C on Apr 18, 2017
I needed stiffer shocks for a race bike
David D on Apr 17, 2017
These are reasonably priced shocks that were said to improve the ride while providing the opportunity to add ground clearance. They did both.
Daniel Y on Feb 25, 2017
fit and finish, price!!
Troy V on Dec 31, 2016
I really felt it would make my bike ride much better.
A C on Nov 26, 2016
The OE rear shocks do not have a good rid for me unless i have an extra 40 or so pounds on the back. I hope this helps.
Schemm79 on Oct 22, 2016
because a motorcycle mechanic told my husband that progressive shocks were some of the best he has seen and that he recommends the to alot of his customers.
Kim H on Oct 20, 2016
Riding with my wife, the default shocks are way too soft (even in the hardest setting). The tire hits the fender. These will take care of it according to a local H&D dealer.
F I on Aug 8, 2016
Good reviews
John S on Aug 2, 2016
Friends recommendation.
H E on Jul 4, 2016
HD Forum advice
Lawrence B on May 9, 2016
My 2005 Harley Sportster XL1200C has way too hard of a ride for my Wife on the back. Hoping these will soften the blows!
Colin C on Apr 23, 2016
Because progressive have a good reputation for making quality suspension products , and I have used their fork springs before on my Harleys .
Philip C on Apr 23, 2016
Reviews from customers, Revzilla's online video and outside sources.
Michael H on Apr 1, 2016
help smooth out ride
greg s on Mar 21, 2016
Highly recommended from reviews. I'm very glad I purchased.
flakbait on Mar 9, 2016
Inexpensive way to improve the rear suspension of my bike.
David O on Jan 26, 2016
Convenience and price
Steven B on Nov 15, 2015
Quality and price equal VALUE1
M C on Nov 3, 2015
Description and ease of web site good feed back in forums
Steve A on Oct 29, 2015
recommend by a friend also called Progressive for suggestions on shocks to purchase and they were very polite and helpful.
HowardS on Sep 22, 2015
good value!
Nicholas B on May 9, 2015
Better ride and good cost
Christopher S on Oct 12, 2014
Replacing 11" shocks from previous owner. Want to improve ride quality.
Erwin A on Aug 13, 2014
I bought these because of my past experience with Progressive shocks on my 86 sportster. They are excellent shocks and the ride difference is unbelieveable.
Jeff C on Apr 26, 2014
Looks like the best option quality/price wise, also just heard good stuff about them.
Jose Luis T on Sep 28, 2017
Recommendations through the internet review make a decision.
Cheolho K on Aug 24, 2017
Hello, I am Sohan Ranade from Bombay India, I own Iron 883 2014. I want to replace my stock rear shocks with progressive 412. I have some queries in this regard:

1) Which type should i buy? Normal, heavy duty or cruiser?
2) What length of shocks should I buy?
2) Will it affect the ride quality / posture on negative side if replaced with longer shocks like 13"?

My weight is 236 lbs + my wife's 140 lbs, I ride solo 70% of times and mostly on highways. We have bad road conditions in our country, un-leveled tarmac, sudden pot-hole lurking are pretty common. My budget is up to $300.
Please help.
Sohan R on Oct 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I recommend Heavy duty. Try using at softest stage: the first step, spring less stressed.
As you did not write your present shock height, I cannot recommend if 13" will be a good choice, but long heights represent more confort. Talk to your moto service man, if your bike can withstand such height.
I want to either raise or stiffen the rear shocks for my 2012 XL sporty. Any good suggestions?
A shopper on Jan 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I fitted the 12.5" shocks on my 2009 custom, they made a very significant improvement, in handling and shock absorbing. Riding solo (90kg) I set the preload on 3, with two up, I have to raise it one notch.
However if I bought again, I would probably go with the 13", more travel would definitely be better. Also I would probably upgrade the front springs, to progressive rate ones, as the lift in the back places more shock load on the front forks.
The front forks really need to have a soft initial movement, at the moment, because of the added weight bias now on the front, they are too stiff to absorb sudden shocks.
It doesn't affect me too much as I only ride occasionally, but if I was riding on a regular basis, I would definitely upgrade the front springs.
Just my opinion, hope it helps
I have a quandary. I'm 5'6" 170lbs. I commute with my '04 883 but on weekends 2up with the wife. She is 5'6" 190lbs. The bike rides like crap 2 up and bottoms when you hit holes in the pavement. Which one of these shocks would you recommend? Heavy duty? 12", 12.5?
A shopper on Oct 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I went 12.5 honestly because i was tired of scraping pegs on every damn turn, but ive ridden with a passenger of combined weight about 320 and it rode just fine. They are way softer ride than the factory rocks it came with lol
To anyone who has purchased these: Do you ever feel like changing the front-fork springs also?
Ernesto M on Nov 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I bought rear and front springs at the same time but put these rear springs on first and took the bike out immediately. The improvement in the ride was excellent. The front was noticeably lacking with these installed so I changed the front springs and with the improved ride in the front it was like riding the bike it was designed to be. Great impovememts in feel, handling, and comfort. I also raised the rear height by 1 inch with the rear shocks which was an understated but awesome improvement.
Hi I have a 2011 sportster 1200 custom, I find the ride a little rough, I also have short legs and the bike fits me nicely, can you make a suggestion of what shock and size I should get to improve the ride, and not raise the bike more than 1 inch? I am considering the Sportster comfort flex rear shock or the progressive 412 series, I'm not looking for a lot of bling, just a good smooth ride that won't raise the bike to much.
A shopper on Aug 7, 2014
BEST ANSWER: When I removed my stock shocks from my 2008 Sportster XL 1200C the measurement from eye to eye was 11 1/2". I went with the 13" shocks due to the fact that I am 6' 1" with a 32" inseam and 195 lbs. Great ride quality!! Progressive puts out a great product!
sold in pairs right?
A shopper on Oct 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes they are sold in pairs
I have a 883 Iron 2015 I am in Australia now for some reason the standard shock over here is 13" as it is 11" in the USA. I am 5'8 and 200 lbs my bike is a bone jarrer and just on joins in the roads. I do have a single saddle seat which probably does not help. I like the slammed look but worried it might not help the ride quality. So I suppose the question is Do I stay at 13" or could I go shorter???
A shopper on Nov 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Going shorter will definitely degrade the ride quality. Even with 13" inch shocks the ride height is 1.8" total. Lowering it will reduce the travel making the bike look great but you will feel every road imperfection. Being that 13" is the most you can fit to the Sportster, consider replace the stock shock with Progressive units. The build quality of the valving is superior to the OEM units and the spring rate is progressive instead of a straight rate. You'll appreciate the improved ride quality much more than sacrificing it.
I ride a 2013 Iron 883, and I'm thinking of going with progressives 412's or 444's. I like the stock height and how it looks a bit slammed, but its a harsh ride. I was told that if I installed 12" progressives with a lowering block kit I will maintain that slammed look as it shifts the lower end of the shock 1" to the back, so technically the shock height becomes at 11" which provides the better comfort and performance combo with the slammed stock look. I also ride 2 up with the wife occasionally on weekends on my stocks, the ride is a bit crappy but tolerable. Therefore, my question is... what I was told about the lowering kit and 12" shocks combo a good idea or should I go 11.5" without the lowering block..any suggestions? And in my case, should I go 412 or 444 (Is there a game changing difference between the two?). Thanks!
Turk S on Oct 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have the progressive 412 13" and I love them...! If you want to keep the look that you said you like, I suggest you go with the 11.5" without the block. You will be happy with it....
Hi there,

I have a 2007 XL1200 low that is currently smashing my coxis to pieces. I'm looking into these 412's however what is this 11/11.5/12/12.5 all about? I'm not over fussed about adjusting the rear ride height higher from what it is now.

Thanks
A shopper on Jun 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The longer the the shock the more travel you get. Better performance and ride quality. Just remember the higher you go the more gap you get between the tire and fender.
What does OEM stand for??
A shopper on Mar 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Original equipment manufacturers
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