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I adjusted the Progressive shock yesterday, set the sag with me on board at 30% of travel (assuming it gives the same 75mm of rear wheel travel as the stock one). This resulted in lifting up the back end of the bike, ride height at back of right frame rail was increased by 25 mm. It can be seen in today's photo, bike leans further over on stand.
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The suspension was more comfortable over big bumps, guess they were being met by suspension travel in the region where the spring rate was more linear, rather than in the rising rate part towards the end of its travel.
The bike tipped in to corners more easily, but the front end felt twitchy. Giving the handlebars a shake resulted in an oscillation that took several cycles to damp out. Didn't like that at all, got bad 70's memories of riding Kawasaki 500 triples and early Z1s. It would mean less stability on dirt roads too.
So back at the shed, I reduced the preload by 2 turns of the ring nut. Static sag is up to 36%, and ride height is down to 20mm more than stock. The Progressive must be longer than stock; should have measured it before fitting. I'll see how it feels in the next test ride.
 

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I adjusted the Progressive shock yesterday, set the sag with me on board at 30% of travel (assuming it gives the same 75mm of rear wheel travel as the stock one). This resulted in lifting up the back end of the bike, ride height at back of right frame rail was increased by 25 mm. It can be seen in today's photo, bike leans further over on stand.
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The suspension was more comfortable over big bumps, guess they were being met by suspension travel in the region where the spring rate was more linear, rather than in the rising rate part towards the end of its travel.
The bike tipped in to corners more easily, but the front end felt twitchy. Giving the handlebars a shake resulted in an oscillation that took several cycles to damp out. Didn't like that at all, got bad 70's memories of riding Kawasaki 500 triples and early Z1s. It would mean less stability on dirt roads too.
So back at the shed, I reduced the preload by 2 turns of the ring nut. Static sag is up to 36%, and ride height is down to 20mm more than stock. The Progressive must be longer than stock; should have measured it before fitting. I'll see how it feels in the next test ride.

If you ever decide to get rid of those wheels let me know!! I want the red ones bad!
 

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Great looking bike. Thanks for sharing.
 

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Looks good, I will add the fork gaiters too, already got them on my Hard Ball.
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Looks good, I will add the fork gaiters too, already got them on my Hard Ball.
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Nice bike bro. Had some issues with the gaitors. I sourced Harley ones to spec but tying it at top with cable ties just caused them to slide down. Ended up with metal pipe clamps. Holding well now but need to paint em black.
Not sure if you can see them in photo but put subtle indicators on it. Took ages to get currency restriction right. Also have the Arlen Ness mirrors which appear to have been made for the bike.
It is a 2012 so came with the big ugly headlight which I replaced with the newer one and put LED hoglight in at same time.
Arlen Ness ram air kit really tidys it up and gives a noticable power increase with dyno tune.
Best mod by far though is getting a suspension specialist to firm it up.
Handles now like a dream
 

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Nice bike bro. Had some issues with the gaitors. I sourced Harley ones to spec but tying it at top with cable ties just caused them to slide down. Ended up with metal pipe clamps. Holding well now but need to paint em black.
Not sure if you can see them in photo but put subtle indicators on it. Took ages to get currency restriction right. Also have the Arlen Ness mirrors which appear to have been made for the bike.
It is a 2012 so came with the big ugly headlight which I replaced with the newer one and put LED hoglight in at same time.
Arlen Ness ram air kit really tidys it up and gives a noticable power increase with dyno tune.
Best mod by far though is getting a suspension specialist to firm it up.
Handles now like a dream
So a set of cartridge emulators and maybe new springs in the forks? What about the rear shock?
 

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So a set of cartridge emulators and maybe new springs in the forks? What about the rear shock?
Not sure of details just results. Better clearance and damping. Handles like a sports bike. I know he changed the fluid front and back. Was talking expensive air ride shocks which was not nessesary, honestly whatever white man magic he did is tranformational.
 

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Not sure of details just results. Better clearance and damping. Handles like a sports bike. I know he changed the fluid front and back. Was talking expensive air ride shocks which was not nessesary, honestly whatever white man magic he did is tranformational.
Glad you're happy with it. I'm still mucking around trying to get the Progressive shock on the back of mine adjusted to my back's satisfaction. See post #321. It's the long option, and gives more shock travel than stock; the Progressive catalogue suggests it gives 100mm same as a Vegas. I've got it adjusted for 30% sag with me on it, assuming it gives 100mm of wheel travel. Still not real comfortable on the roads round here.
 

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Glad you're happy with it. I'm still mucking around trying to get the Progressive shock on the back of mine adjusted to my back's satisfaction. See post #321. It's the long option, and gives more shock travel than stock; the Progressive catalogue suggests it gives 100mm same as a Vegas. I've got it adjusted for 30% sag with me on it, assuming it gives 100mm of wheel travel. Still not real comfortable on the roads round here.
Bro which progressive shocks did you use?
 
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