Well I solicited donations from everyone to try/test Road King shocks on my 2014 Dutch Star, but no one sent me any money!
Soooo......I bought some Koni Adjustables for the front. I felt I had some harsh chop on rough roads that could be improved. I played with the air pressure a little and I've gone as low as I dare at 105 psi on the front.
I installed the Koni's last week and took it out this weekend on a 200 mile trip. It would be nice to try them over the same roads I felt that OEMS didn't perform well on, but that wasn't possible.
I wanted FSD's, but Koni said they don't make FSD's for the IFS, but the rear shocks come in FSD's. This was a pretty easy install with a 15/16" socket and air ratchet.
Results - We hit several rough roads on our 200 mile trip and there was some relief. The Koni's reduced the harshness of the chop by about 20%-25%. On my Monaco, the FSD's reduced the chop on the Roadmaster front end by about 80%.
Even though there wasn't the improvement I was looking for, there seemed to be more control in the turns.
All in all, I would suspect most would not feel a $430.00 (two shocks) improvement in their ride. I do get a lot of chop from the rears on rough roads and at some point may try the FSD's on the rear.