Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Corona De Tucson, AZ
IMO the stock shock is going to be pretty much used up at about 20,000 to 30,000. You can get a little extra support with a beefier spring, but you lose a lot on the handling end. The spring ends up doing the work that the shock should be doing.
When I tossed my heavy duty spring and stock shock at 30,000 and put the Progressive 465 on....it was one of the best upgrades I'd done to the 1100. Had I known how much difference it would make, I would have done it much sooner.
Sick Mick* 2006 V Star 1100 Custom
--- Striping, lettering and paint by Sick Mick – 6* Tree - 2" extended forks – 21" front wheel - HK Sideburners - Progressive rear shock – Pods – Sick Mick solenoid delete - Spring seat - and other stuff