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I've been thinking about getting a Progressive shock for my 2008 Jackpot that is lowered 1.25"
Any thoughts or reviews on it?

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I've been thinking about getting a Progressive shock for my 2008 Jackpot that is lowered 1.25"
Any thoughts or reviews on it?

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Fantastic shock, available stock or lower, mines stock height and soaks up smaller stuff beautifully like a magic carpet ride.
Tracks and holds a line real nice.
Set the sag and away you go, if yr competent on the tools youll fit it yrself, get a useful mate to help as youllvneed 4 hands to line up top bolt, you may have to do a switch on the bottom bolt to another one that comes off in the process.
Not rocket science, youll work it out.
Do it youll love it.

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Default lower is generally stiffer

if you need or just want it lower its your choice for sure, but the spring in a lower shock needs to be stiffer due to less working length. i put a slightly longer Penske on my 13 hammer, it really smoothed the ride as they are built for YOU! a lighter 240 tire helps as well. i installed my shock using a bike jack, a little PITA but my labor is free + i enjoy doing it. one bolt is needed to be longer as noted. be aware of the needle bearings in the link, surely dont want to disturb them.
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It's already lowered with the links so I was thinking o going with the stock length shock. Will it help with bottoming out as well?
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Fantastic shock, available stock or lower, mines stock height and soaks up smaller stuff beautifully like a magic carpet ride.
Tracks and holds a line real nice.
Set the sag and away you go, if yr competent on the tools youll fit it yrself, get a useful mate to help as youllvneed 4 hands to line up top bolt, you may have to do a switch on the bottom bolt to another one that comes off in the process.
Not rocket science, youll work it out.
Do it youll love it.
I'll save some typing and just say I concur with the above statements.

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Mustang Seat, Progressive 465 shock, RPW Thor Exhaust, VFC III, S&S Intake, Ness Fly bars, Kuryakyn ISO Grips and throttle boss, Kuryakyn Silver Bullets, Ness laydown plate bracket, Barnett braided clutch cable....
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It's already lowered with the links so I was thinking o going with the stock length shock. Will it help with bottoming out as well?
Well it 'should'
Mines not lowered as I want all the cornering clearance I can get.
Progressive is softer intially over the minor to medium stuff and harder on the big stuff.
I havent bottomed out since fitting it and setting it up.
Tell em your weight when ordering. Now if you ride 2 up a lot you may want to factor that extra weight in too.
Then its how you set your sag, I use the 2/3 of total travel method and set it midway between one up and two up so its a bit firmer solo and errs to the softer with a passenger..
Once set up that way I leave it alone.
Bonus with the Progressive is the adjustment for 'sag' or 'preload' is easier to get to than stock and theres a 5 position rebound setting adjustable by Allen key that you dont get stock.
PS youre already low with your link so I'd advise not going any lower.

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Progressive 465 rear shock
Kingpin USD Forks
18" XC front wheel
1 3/4" 'Burleigh Bars'
Stebel air horn
12.106 @110.90mph
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Which length did everyone go with? Standard?
My bike is already lowered so I'm guessing I don't want the 1" shorter version.
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Default Penske an option for you?

I have the penske instead on my hammer. Might want to check out the link. This guy is a bit of a Vic specialist, many here have bought from him. It is a pretty high end product- painfully pricey, but nearly a GP quality product.

http://www.conquestcustoms.com/pensk...raceshock.aspx

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What's the benefit of that one? Doesn't give much info on that page.
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Which length did everyone go with? Standard?
My bike is already lowered so I'm guessing I don't want the 1" shorter version.
Look above ^ I have already answered your question.

If youre loaded $ go the Penske

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Lloydz 109"cube big bore
" " 495 cams
" " TorqueTubes
" " timing wheel @4 deg.
" " Primary plate
" " IAV
RPW Slash pipes
PCV
Progressive 465 rear shock
Kingpin USD Forks
18" XC front wheel
1 3/4" 'Burleigh Bars'
Stebel air horn
12.106 @110.90mph
114/123

Victory Cross Country 2010 (106)
Lloyds air filter
" " VM1 Cams
Home gutted exhaust
Maximus
Both tuned by [email protected] Dyno
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