Those springers with the shock absorber assist work much better than one without. Stops a lot of the pogo-ing.
pc_doc wrote.."I just wanted to say that springer front end looks really cool. I generally hate the way that springers ride but that does look great. I haven't ridden a springer in over 15 years so the technology might have gotten better also."
This one handles great, IMHO
. It's from a 96 or 97 HD FXSTSBB. I actually prefer it, to the stock front end on my other Roadie, even after the Race Tech and emulators were installed. Granted, when you spend a butt load of money on something, you may be a bit biased.
Quality front ends, don't come cheap. This was NOS out of somewhere in Pennsylvania, IIRC.
Like PB said, the damper makes a world of difference, as does the general heft of the HD Springer front end. It is built for a bike that weighs as much as the Roadstars do. There is zero pogoing with this. Riding the same roads at the same speeds(10 year old asphalt with dips and tire grooves and rolls from heavy truck traffic), this one feels more stable then the improved stock one. It's less influenced by the road surface, IMHO.