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post #1 of 17 Old 01-25-2010, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
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Progressive Suspension Shocks

anyone know anything about these? i found a website that has a bunch of new ones for around 300. Seems very cheap. i understand its probably a basic shock, but as long as it is an upgrade over stock, thats good for me. i looked on the progressive website but didnt find anything.

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well, i talked to a progressive guy on the live chat online thing. fairly rude customer service, little to no interest in what i was asking them, and they wouldnt tell me the spring rate. if anyone has used this shock or knows anything about it, that would be great. oh, its the 420 series, all i found out about it was that it has only rebound adjustment and spring preload

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they have only fork springs for 919 listed on their website, nothing for shocks.
Progressive Suspension - Performance Suspension Components for Harley Davidson, Honda, Suzuki, Polaris, Yamaha and Kawasaki is this it?
Also, I think for custom personalized setup linear springs is the way to go, not "do it all for everyone" progressive one. I think it's close to impossible to tune progressive suspension for mortal folks

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i dont think its progressive sprung, i think thats just their name. ill get a link to the shock. . . . Amazon.com: PROGRESSIVE SUSPENSION 420 SHK HONDA 919 - 420-1054: Automotive

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I think it's close to impossible to tune progressive suspension for mortal folks
I'm no suspension expert, but, I see what you mean. I've tried them on my dual-sport bike...got much better tuning response by simply going to a stiffer straight-weight spring. I would think it would be similar on a road bike.

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yeah like that! so what do you guys think? worth it for $300?

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I don't see it in the pictures , but where is the nitrogen reservoir. on this thing . if it does not have one I"d stay away from it . I also agree with others , straight rate springs are better for tuning .

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alright ill stick to the ohlins/penske

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Uh no, not a good shock for sportbikes. They are designed for cruisers. I had their fork springs installed on my cb900 custom and they were not much better than my 30 year old stock springs.



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I think that's why they list it for 02-04 919s. They count on rebound adjustment as a selling point

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i got it on mine, fork springs too.
it's made in America
it's set up for your bike
do you race?
get a penske
better yet get a cbr
i love mine
when i ride fast as my balls let me
it goes a f**k of alot better than it did
with the stock shock
especially for 300 bucks

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That's not saying much... The stock stuff sucks on the 919... Especially if you weigh over 160lbs...



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it's a perfect match and upgrade for this model bike
gotta do the front too though

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i dont think its progressive sprung, i think thats just their name. ill get a link to the shock. . . .
I actually think they are progressive, look at that pic and if you google 420 series this comes up "Progressive's famous Progressive Rate Spring gives superior ride and handling over a variety of surfaces."

that's why there is no option for a different spring rate for your personal weight.

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I actually think they are progressive, look at that pic and if you google 420 series this comes up "Progressive's famous Progressive Rate Spring gives superior ride and handling over a variety of surfaces."

that's why there is no option for a different spring rate for your personal weight.
makes sense. i just didnt think they would make a progressive rear shock.

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