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post #11 of 16 Old 06-19-2015, 09:38 PM
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Hi,

I ordered Progressive suspension rear shock + progressive springs for front installed 2 months ago.

The overall quality of shock remains to be seen.
Mounting bolts for the adjuster + attacment screw for adjustent knob are really low quality. They started to rust 2 weeks after installation looking very bad.
I have now replaced those with stainless steel ones.

I used 10W brand of synthetic oil for front forks.
Now I can see that a bit more damping is required.
15W would be a better choice
The recommened spacer is too long. I would shorten it at least 1/4 of inch compared to instructions.

I live in Finland and the temperature has not been over 20 C yet.
==> front work will probably not work better when temperature rises.

My Wee is 2007 model 1000 cc.
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post #12 of 16 Old 08-28-2015, 03:41 PM
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I think the reason for the manufacturers to change from damper rod forks to chambered forks is because the damper rod forks are too progressive. So why put in a progressive spring as it seems it would exacerbate the issue.
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post #13 of 16 Old 01-28-2016, 05:57 PM
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Does anyone know the correct phone number to reach Progressive?

I called 877-690-7411 as per website but there was no service.
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post #14 of 16 Old 05-03-2016, 09:37 AM
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Recently replaced my stock shock with a PS465 w/RAP. I thought my stock shock was OK.....until the swap. Much smoother ride and better control, with more defined adjustments. We (wifey on back) noticed a huge ride improvement on the slab and bumpy back roads. For the price (<$600) this is the replacement shock to beat.

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post #15 of 16 Old 08-09-2016, 12:32 AM
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Nothing going on in this section, most certainly nothing from Progressive.......is this still legit and up to date?

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post #16 of 16 Old 08-09-2016, 06:55 AM
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Have owned Progressive products for the front and rear of several of my motorcycles. Never a problem with any of them.


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