For xmas, my wife went out on her own and bought me new shocks for my 2012 thruxton. Incredibly nice gesture, but she bought these off ebay:
04-10 TRIUMPH Thruxton 900 PSI Black Rear 14.25" 412 Series Heavy Duty Shocks
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I believe they are the stock height (which I want to maintain), but they are Heavy Duty shocks. I weigh about 200 lbs, and rarely ride with a passenger (once a year). I really don't know much about the difference in shocks, or if I would notice the difference.
Should I return the shocks? There's a 30 day return policy and they are unopened so that shouldn't be a problem.
What I wanted in a new set of shocks:
On the mountain roads near my house (Angela's Crest), my stock shocks feel more or less fine. But the unevenness of my local freeways make for a jarring ride. I'd like the ability to "soften" the shocks when I plan on doing a lot of freeway riding.
I also wanted black shocks to change the look of my bike, but I don't think that matters to my question.
Anyway, thanks for any advice on this.