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My experience with this company has always been good. I've owned fork springs for the DL650, and had a rear shock for a Downhill Mtn Bike (which is basically a motocross bike without the motor :yesnod:) - I mention this since they did rebuilds on the shock twice (normal maintenance needed), and it was good work and they were a pleasure to work with.
 

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465 Progressive

I have had a non-RAP 465 on the back of the SVStrom for the last year and it is a great upgrade on and off road.
 

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Went Progressive front and rear on my garbage bag green KLR (the wandering green whale) once stock suspension had worn out.

Zero regrets...cheaper then Ohlins...easy install...suspended very well.
 

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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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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.
Progressive Suspension reply?......
 

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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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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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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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Nothing going on in this section, most certainly nothing from Progressive.......is this still legit and up to date?
 

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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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