Who makes the best shocks for Harley Sportsters? (ANSWERED)

Originally posted on December 15, 2021 @ 3:15 pm

best 883 sportster shocksThe best shocks for Harley Sportsters will provide a firm, but plush, ride. These shock absorbers will keep road vibration to a minimum and will offer adjustments on rebound and dampening.

Different spring heights may change your motorcycle’s look, as well. Some motorbikers like the slammed look of Burly’s shocks. Other bikers like a taller shock absorber, such as a 13″ Sportster shock.

Great 883 Sportster shock options include Legends, Ohlins, Progressive, Burly.

Best Sportster 1200 shocks on Amazon

Bestseller No. 1
Legend Suspension 13" Heavy Duty Revo Arc Piggy Back Adjustable Rear Shocks for 1999-2017 Harley Davidson Dyna FXD Models - Made in USA (1310-1891)
  • Available in Black, Gold and Clear Type III Hard-coat Anodize
  • Legend's touring specific spring rates produce superior ride quality and performance
  • REVO coils provide improved plush ride quality, control, and resistance to bottoming-out
  • REVO's extended coil length has larger "sweet spot" without increasing overall shock length
  • Allows minimal pre-load adjustments by hand when changing between riders' weights or loads
Bestseller No. 2
Progressive Suspension 413-4039B Black 15" Low Buck Standard Rear Suspension Shock
  • Freedom cell for fade-free damping
  • Double walled construction for extra durability
  • Heat-treated hard-chrome rods, long life seals and fade resistant oil
  • 5 Position adjustable pre-load
  • High-performance Freon-charged gas cells
Bestseller No. 3
WSays Rear Shocks 10.5 Inch Lowering Kit Preload Adjustable Compatible with Harley Sportster 883&1200 1988-2003 & 2004-2023 Gloss Black
  • 【Fitment】: Harley Sportster 883&1200 1988-2003 & 2004-2023.
  • 【Specifications】:Finish:Powder coated Black, Eye to eye Length:10.5 inch. Preload adjustable to tune to rider weight.
  • 【High Performance】:This shock offer a lower position than the stock on rear,that will make riding a little rougher. It can offer a better riding position and give your bike a new clear look with the rear lowering.
  • 【Installation】:Easy bolt-on application.
  • 【Package Including】:1x Pair rear shock.
Bestseller No. 4
Progressive Suspension 412-4003C Chrome 13.5" Heavy Duty Replacement Rear Suspension Shock
  • Steel double wall damper with multistage velocity sensitive damping
  • 5 Position cam style preload adjuster
  • High pressure gas charged for consistent damping performance
  • Heavy duty progressive rate spring in chrome finish
  • The 412 Series proven, durable design means they will be an improvement to your motorcycle's suspension performance
Bestseller No. 5
NEWZQ 2pcs 11.75" Adjustable Shocks Rear side Replacement for Harley Davidson 82-94 FXR 79-12 XL Sportster OP117502B
  • This product is replacement for 1982 - 1994 Harley-Davidson FXR, 1979 - 2012 Harley-Davidson XL Sportster. Please check the specification of this item and notes at the end of the Description.
  • Specification: Material: Steel; Color: Black; Installation Type: Eye to Eye; Installation Position: Rear Left; Right
  • When installing replacement shocks on 1979 - 2012 XL models, it may be necessary to modify or space the chain/belt guard to allow proper shock clearance.
  • Please measure your stock shocks to verify the length. These will only lower the bike if they are shorter than stock. These shocks will lower your cycle about 1.5" on most XL and FXR models.
  • Please check the relevant information of this item.
Bestseller No. 6
Progressive Suspension 412-4002C Chrome 13" Standard Replacement Rear Suspension Shock
  • Steel double wall damper with multistage velocity sensitive damping
  • 5 Position cam style preload adjuster
  • High pressure gas charged for consistent damping performance
  • Standard progressive rate spring in chrome finish
  • The 412 Series proven, durable design means they will be an improvement to your motorcycle's suspension performance
SaleBestseller No. 7
Burly Brand 13-1/2" Stiletto Shock B28-1253
  • Created to give your HD the attitude and suspension travel that a proper cafe, scrambler, or post-apocalyptic bike needs
  • The high performance damper is wrapped in dual springs
  • Main spring absorbs big hits and prevents bottoming, while the secondary coil smoothest out minor road imperfections
  • Provides a plush ride that's not afraid to play rough
  • May require modification to exhaust brackets to open up clearance for belt
Bestseller No. 8
Progressive Suspension 412-4009B Black 13.5" Standard Replacement Rear Suspension Shock
  • Steel double wall damper with multistage velocity sensitive damping
  • 5 Position cam style preload adjuster
  • High pressure gas charged for consistent damping performance
  • Standard progressive rate spring in black finish
  • The 412 Series proven, durable design means they will be an improvement to your motorcycle's suspension performance
Bestseller No. 9
Samger Motorcycle 267mm 10.5" Rear Shock Absorber Rear Suspension Fits for Harley Sportster 2004-2012 (Black)
  • Adjustable shocks dampen in time on the roughest surfaces, reducing bumps in the motorcycle ride. Safer rides and better journeys
  • The shock kit comes with an adjustment tool to adjust the length of the spring preload to change the driving experience
  • The rear shock absorber are made of high-quality steel for consistent performance and long service life.They are waterproof and not easy to rust
  • The shock absorbing suspension features a regulated air bank for added shock absorption. The maximum tensile strength is 2000kgf
  • Eye to Eye:267mm/10.5",Perfectly work on 2004-2012 Harley Sportster with shocks of 267mm eye to eye distance
Bestseller No. 10
HTTMT LS003- Compatible with Black 10.5 Inches Slammer Lowering Shocks Pair 1984-2013 Harley Sportster 883 1200
  • 1984-2013 Harley Davidson Touring FLT/FLHT/FLTR (Excluding Trike and Models with Fork Cartridge)
Bestseller No. 11
Progressive Suspension 444-4073B Black 13.5" Shock (Harley)
  • Frequency Sensing Technology (FST) Allows the shocks to sense the frequency of a bump and automatically adjust damping for superior ride quality
  • Deflective disc valving
  • Adjust spring pre-load by hand, no special tool needed
  • Progressive rate spring
  • Standard or heavy duty spring rate and Black finish
Bestseller No. 12
Mofun 11.75" Sportster Rear Shocks Lowering Kit Preload Adjustable Compatible with 1988-2023 Harley Sportster 883 1200
  • 【Fitment】: Fits for 1988-2023 Harley Sportster 883 1200.
  • 【Specifications】: Eye to eye Length: 11.75 inch (298mm). Finish: Black. Preload adjustable to tune to rider weight.
  • 【High Performance】: Progressively wound springs for a smooth, comfortable ride. This shock offer a lower position than the stock on rear,that will make riding a little rougher. It can offer a better riding position and give your bike a new clear look with the rear lowering.
  • 【Installation】: Easy bolt-on application.
  • 【Package Including】: 1x Pair sportster rear shocks.
Bestseller No. 13
10.5" 267mm Pair Rear Adjustable Lowering Shock Absorbers Compatible with Harley Sportster 883 2004-2008 1200 Custom 2004-2012
  • Customers can verify the item by the OEM Number. Reference OEM Number: OP10502B.
  • [Compatibility] This product is compatible with Harley Sportster 883;1200 Custom, Iron, Low, Superlow, R; Sportster 50 Anniversary (XL50) 2007.
  • [Specification] Material: Steel, Aluminum / Color: Black, Installation / Type: Eye to Eye.
  • [Dimension] Length of Eye to Eye Core: 267mm/10.5"; Eye Diameter: 16mm; Eye Thickness: 20mm; Eye Maximum Tensile Strength: 2,000 Kgf; Spring Thickness: 7mm; Spring Width: 62mm; Working Stroke: 60mm; Spring Stiffness: 130kg; Max Load: 115kg.
  • [Feature] Progressively wound springs for a smooth, comfortable ride; Reduce bumps in the driving of motorcycles; Adjustable spring preload.
Bestseller No. 14
Mofun 11.75" Sportster Rear Shocks Lowering Kit Preload Adjustable Chrome Compatible with 1988-2023 Harley Sportster 883 1200
  • 【Fitment】: Fit for 1988-2023 Harley Sportster 883 1200.
  • 【Specifications】: Eye to eye Length:11.75 inch.Preload adjustable to tune to rider weight.Progressively wound springs for a smooth, comfortable ride.
  • 【High Performance】: Finish:Chrome Plating.This shock offer a lower position than the stock on rear,that will make riding a little rougher.It can offer a better riding position and give your bike a new clear look with the rear lowering.
  • 【Installation】: Easy bolt-on application.
  • 【Package Including】: 1x Pair sportster rear shocks.
Bestseller No. 15
Progressive Suspension 412-4003B Black 13.5" Heavy Duty Replacement Rear Suspension Shock
  • Steel double wall damper with multistage velocity sensitive damping
  • 5 Position cam style preload adjuster
  • High pressure gas charged for consistent damping performance
  • Heavy duty progressive rate spring in black finish
  • The 412 Series proven, durable design means they will be an improvement to your motorcycle's suspension performance

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