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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-29-2015, 01:41 AM Thread Starter
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Default Highball rear shock.

I have done a bit of searching, and haven't really found an answer.
First off, who here has a Progressive rear shock on their Highball? I am looking at the 465 Series Shock (according to Progressive's website, it should fit the Highball) and it offers it in short or long. Where do I measure on the bike to determine which length I will need? Does anyone have any advice, or opinions on this shock?

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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-29-2015, 07:49 AM
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Got a 465 long on my Vegas, same thing as a Highball basically without the mini-apes.
I went the long cos I ride lotsa corners and bends and even with the 1" longer shock setup correct it drags bits on the road.
Not really a problem after 50,000 miles I got the cornering technique sussed.
long or short depends if yr after lowslung looks or performance
your choice........It is a good shock set up right...

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Thanks for the reply. I generally ride in the wide open flat prairies of Southern Alberta. I'm looking at something that will assist in extending my seat time, and save my tailbone. If Vic could do any changes, it's hire out a different company to make their seats, and rear suspension.

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might be you need a new seat not a shock. You'll find this silly but put a pillow under you but and take a ride. If that makes the difference then look for a seat.
you want to measure shock eyelet to eyelet.

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I use an Airhawk R, it is fantastic when used to the directions.
Victory builds an excellent bike to a price structure.
If all components were high-end a lot of us couldnt afford to ride em.
Im quite happy to upgrade my bike in areas that suit my riding style and use.
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I've thought about using the Airhawk R with a new shock. It would be less expensive than a new seat. I've heard great reviews of the Airhawk. I will consider trying that first. I am going to have my bike apart for the winter (new paint), just figured it would be easier to replace the shock. Might still do that anyway.

I agree about the bikes being great for the price point ( and beyond in my opinion).

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I've thought about using the Airhawk R with a new shock. It would be less expensive than a new seat. I've heard great reviews of the Airhawk. I will consider trying that first. I am going to have my bike apart for the winter (new paint), just figured it would be easier to replace the shock. Might still do that anyway.

I agree about the bikes being great for the price point ( and beyond in my opinion).

Thanks for the replies!
Yeah I use the Airhawk R plus Ive fitted a long Progressive 465 with the sag and rebound set nice....different bike with a good shock.
I also have the removable Grasshopper backrest for some lower back support when my woman's not there to provide that.
Though if youre running a solo highball thatd spoil the look as I think the Grasshopper mounts only off the underside of the pillion seat thats how mine works anyway.
Core strength and posture coupled with a decent shock and an Airhawk R and youll be unstoppable except for fuel stops.

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" " 495 cams
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" " IAV
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Progressive 465 rear shock
Kingpin USD Forks
18" XC front wheel
1 3/4" 'Burleigh Bars'
Stebel air horn
12.106 @110.90mph
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" " VM1 Cams
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If you don't mind me asking, what is the Progressive Part number of the 465 shock you used?

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Dunno the part number, mines a 465 longer version for a Victory cruiser.
Progressives website may give you a number.
Theres the normal 465 and another 465 thats an inch shorter..
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Had a look and they dont list part number.
Have you got a shock that you not sure what it fits or something?

As to long or short, if youre riding wide open prairies on a Highball you may want the lower version of the 465
It wouldnt suit my riding though.

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