There’s a man by the name of George Quay III who has been building and fine-tuning motorcycle suspension for over 40 years. His company Pro-Action Suspension has had a crusade both on and off-road on OEM shocks and with good reason. See, most stock motorcycle suspensions are made for mediocre riders doing middle-of-the-road riding. George knows we aren’t those kids of folks on those kinds of bikes and has spent years fine-tuning his shocks to be some of the sweetest-working units known to man.
"Roads that would normally cause us to hit the brakes with the stock shocks, we now jet right through willy-nilly with nary a care"
Pro Action starts the construction of its Street Series shocks with a CNC-machined and hard-anodized T6061 billet aluminum shock body. It then builds this very light nitrogen-charged shock (under 2-pounds) into a suspension dynamo with a 12-port high-flow piston, three-stage pressure-sensitive/self adjusting compression valving, and a two-stage rebound system. The Street Series shocks also offer a ton of rider adjustability with a hand-adjustable coil spring preload and an ingenious externally adjustable free bleed control clicker.
Yes, this may sound like a ton of tech talk, but the long and short of it is that we have been riding a set of these shocks for over 1000 miles with a mix of both single and two-up riding, and have found them to provide such a massive amount of quality suspension that you forget they are there. Yes, they soak up both the high-frequency road noise and the big hits so compliantly that its like this shock is blocking all of the harshness that bums out your everyday riding. By doing this the side effect is far better traction in corners and on sketchy off camber highways. Roads that would normally cause us to hit the brakes with the stock shocks, we now jet right through willy-nilly with nary a care.
The Street Series shocks are available in 11 through 14-inch lengths, and are fully rebuildable as well as being revalveable if you want the shocks even more fine-tuned than they already come. Other stands outs of these shocks are that they are made in the USA, have stainless steel spherical bearings in shock eyes, and we even like the grey, black, and red combination of colors. With a retail price of $895 they aren’t cheap, but we feel they are worth every single penny for the amount of quality suspension they offer.
For more info on these sleek suspenders, check out pro-action.com