Progressive 412 Shocks For Harley Sportster 2004-2018
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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

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4.7 / 5
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Features
3 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Fit & Finish
4.5 / 5
Durability
4 / 5
This Product Fits:
Harley Davidson
Sportster Custom XL1200C 20042018
Sportster Custom XL883C 20042009
Sportster Forty-Eight XL1200X 20102018
Sportster Iron XL883N 20092018
Sportster Low/SuperLow XL883L 20052018
Sportster Low XL1200L 20062011
Sportster Nightster XL1200N 20072012
Sportster Roadster XL1200CX 2016, 2017, 2018
Sportster Roadster XL1200R 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Sportster Roadster XL883R 20042012
Sportster Seventy-Two XL1200V 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Sportster SuperLow XL1200T 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Sportster XL883 20042009
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Standard 11" / Chrome 899621 412-4062C In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Standard 11" / Black 899622 412-4062B In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Standard 11" / Chrome With Covers 899740 412-4070C Only 3 Left: Ships within 24 hours
Standard 11 1/2" / Chrome 899625 412-4063C In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Standard 11 1/2" / Black 899626 412-4063B In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Standard 12" / Chrome 899629 412-4068C In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Standard 12" / Black 899630 412-4068B In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Standard 12 1/2" / Chrome 899633 412-4064C In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Standard 12 1/2" / Black 899634 412-4064B In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Standard 13" / Black 899738 412-4065B In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Standard 13" / Chrome 899739 412-4065C In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Heavy Duty 11" / Chrome 899623 412-4067C In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Heavy Duty 11" / Black 899624 412-4067B In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Heavy Duty 11.5" / Chrome 899627 412-4066C In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Heavy Duty 11.5" / Black 899628 412-4066B In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Heavy Duty 12" / Chrome 899631 412-4069C In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Heavy Duty 12" / Black 899632 412-4069B In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Heavy Duty 12.5" / Chrome 899635 412-4060C In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Heavy Duty 12.5" / Black 899636 412-4060B In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Heavy Duty 13" / Black 899736 412-4061B In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Heavy Duty 13" / Chrome 899737 412-4061C In Stock: Ships within 24 hours

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4.8 / 5.0
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Best investment I've made for my sporty!
Stock shocks on my bike were 11", so I went with the 12" Progressive 412's as I wanted my bike to sit a little taller (problem with kick stand dragging on left turns). Took me about 40 minutes to put on, and boy do they make a huge difference. The bumps/pot holes that use to throw me off my seat, no longer do. I don't know why I waited so long to get these!

2009 Harley Nightster XL1200N
June 1, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Completely new bike
I ride an XL883L and found that with the stock suspension that every time I leaned the bike for a turn I was scraping something against the ground. I bought the 13 inch heavy duty spring and installed them on my bike. Not only is the ride much smoother, but it also raised the bike enough that I can actually lean for my turns without scraping. I would highly recommend this product, even if you are fine with the stock ride height, just for the smoother ride.
May 30, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
This product is an significant improvement at a reasonable price.
I commute everyday through the pothole infested streets of NYC on my iron 883. I ride 2 up about 50% of the time so when a pothole is unavoidable the stock rear shocks would bottom out making it unpleasant for the passenger and myself. The 11.5" progressive 412 shocks allow enough travel without sacrifying the look or handling of the bike. I also chose the heavy duty spring because of the extra weight i carry with a passenger but if you plan on riding solo most of the time a standard spring should be fine.
June 22, 2015
Ride:
2013 Harley Davidson Sportster Iron XL883N
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Great improvement over stock shocks
Stock shocks road very hard and would bottom out too often, I weigh 175 lbs, wife weighs 110 lbs. After installing the 412 and finding the middle adjustment worked fine, the bottoming out issue was solved and the ride was greatly improved. These were installed on a 2015 HD Sportster Custom. Thank you Progressive for making a great shock, and Thank You Revzilla for the quick delivery.
October 15, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Ride:
2015 Harley Davidson Sportster Custom XL1200C
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Fit & Finish
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Sportster 2015 Superlow - Installed rogressive 412's
Changed the stock shocks to progressive 412's as the stock shocks were killing my back. Originals were 11.5 inch I think. Changed them out for 12.5 inch. Raised the ride height a little, but no noticeable change in the look of the bike. Ride is greatly improved. I don't have to stand on my pegs anymore when I go over rumble strips. A great buy.I would recommend them .
January 14, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Fit & Finish
3 / 5
Great so far (800 miles on em) on '07 XL1200C
Much better shocks for my '07 XL1200C. The factory ones were 11.75" and were on the 4th preload to keep from bottoming out. For my new shocks I went with the 12.5" standard weight springs. The extra little bit of height made the bike sit level. And the extra height keeps my short shots from scraping as easily. Overall I love the new shocks, only downside I see with them is the shim and bushings that come with them. Given the shocks mount fine and install easily, im not a fan of the shim setup because the shocks are meant for multiple harley applications. (I am o.c.d. about fit and aesthetics) Despite that dislike they are great. I have mine on the second preload setting for solo riding and im 230 lbs, haven't had a bottom out yet. Also has more feel in the corners without being rigid. I would recommend these to anyone. I'd really like to try a set of the higher end progressive shocks. Although at this cost, I see the 412 shocks being very, very hard to beat.

Currently have 800 miles on the 412 shocks at time of review.
October 25, 2016
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Huge improvement/15' 883iron
I am 6' 190 & was not happy with the ride of the stock shocks, I liked the lower look,but not the ride. These look great & I no longer bottom out.
July 21, 2015
Ride:
2015 Harley Davidson Sportster Iron XL883N
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
They are good!
I purchased the 13" PS shocks, Standard. I weigh 210 lbs. and the stock ones presented the following behavior: medium setting was smooth, but they bottomed out, even when I was alone, in some street depressions of Rio de Janeiro; stiffest setting was rough even when I carried my 125 lbs. son (he complained) – stock shocks have only three steps.
Immediately after the PS installation, I tried the medium setting of PS shocks (third step – they have five!), but they were too stiff for my taste. The day after, I have adjusted them to the lightest setting and they seem OK for me. I have passed by some street depressions and felt no risk of bottoming out.
They are brand new: 20 miles ran. Well, I guess they have a softening period of around 150 miles, and maybe I have to set them a little stiffer in the future, maybe one step.
I do not recommend the Heavy-Duty ones for you if you weigh equal to or less than me.
Bike: Harley Davidson 2010 Sportster XL883R – the tall one.
November 28, 2014
Ride:
2010 Harley Davidson Sportster 883 Roadster XL883R
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Great improvement
I ordered these to replace the stock shocks on my XL883C. These seemed to be the common replacement unless you went through the effort of swapping in some road king air shocks. I considered the air shocks but decided against it in favor of these because the air shock swap had mixed reviews and I prefer spring shocks. These shocks are a massive improvement and my bike is now much more comfortable to ride. I did move up from stock 11.75 inch to 12.5 inch shocks. The increase in height improved my cornering abilities and overall rear travel. This for me was well worth the cost. Some additional height at the seat was just a bonus making the bike more comfortable at red lights and stop signs.
September 8, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Ride:
2006 Harley Davidson Sportster Custom XL883C
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Overall a decent rear shocks - wished I had bought the 12" or 12.5" for my 883 Iron (instead of the 11.5" that I bought)
The bike still bottoms out at preload setting of 3. It's set at 4 now (2nd stiffest preload setting) to minimise the chances of bottoming out - I ride solo and weights at 70kg.

Installation was a straight forward 30mim job at my local workshop.

Ride safe.
June 29, 2015
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