I have one on my KP, and it is indeed night, and day. When solo I can drop the bike a little, dial down the preload, and dampening. The bike is smooth, and easy across bumps. When getting aggressive I crank up the dampening for a much more sporty ride. When I ride with the wife. I jack it up, increase preload, and dampening, and even she notices how the harshness has been removed over road imperfections. Even road construction is smoothed out.
Preload, and dampening can be adjusted in moments without breaking a sweat. Took me a few rides to get my preferred settings down, but now I just turn, or click.
Height takes a minute, or two, but it is a breeze. Normal height for riding, or drop it for bike nights
While the KP is a softer shock then the JP. It will RAISE your bike by 1"; so to get back the low look you need to add lowering links. This is where you run into bottoming issues. Not in my mind a real solution.
If you ask my wife the shock is the best mod I made to my bike.
Does the Penske shock have compression and rebound damping adjustments? If so are the adjusters easily accessible? Is anyone aware of any other shock options?
When I road tested a Jackpot recently I noticed the front forks had Polaris cast into the inner surface. Are the Victory conventional front forks made in the USA? How about the inverted forks on the Cross Roads/Country, Kingpin and Hammer? If they are not made here does anyone know who builds them?
both penske and progressive are rebound adjustable only for damping. I have a penkse (second penske in as many bikes, actually) and it is a far better shock than stock but to realize the benefits you must take the time to dial it in, and that can take a while to get right. Be patient and methodical and your work will pay off. Do not assume it will be adjusted correctly out of the box. On mine, preload was way off and the damping was a fair bit off too.
I can't comment on the differences between penske and progressive. I trust the penske product, and have used it before quite satisfatorily so I didn't want to take the risk. My decision though.
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