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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-18-2012, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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Progressive Springs

Installed the progressive spring kit today. Standard length. Big improvement, shoukd have done it a long time ago.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-27-2012, 02:47 PM
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Picking mine up today. I did it to my 2001 Roadking and the change was incredible. Tracked like it was on rails and no more dive
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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-09-2012, 10:41 AM
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Changed to Progressive front springs last weekend while installing black forks and cowbells, big improvement in ride and much less dive, now I need to go with Progressive rear springs/shocks!

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Has the handling characteristics changed much??? did it help the "riding on ice" feeling??? Do the help in curves???

'06 FLTRI/Gel seat/Rheinhart exhaust/PCIII USB/Wind Vest 16" sheild/Progressive Monotubes/WAAAY too much chrome Willie G chrome... wanna trade for blacked out parts?
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just put the mono front & 944's on rear.........cant ride for 6 months though, just had my back fused, hopping its gonna be a lot nicer & easier on my back...oh yea, when i took off the stock air shocks the right side air line was completely pinched of...from factory, never had air to it....maybe that's y it road a little funky....
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What are the pros and cons with Monotubes vs. springs?

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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 06:44 PM
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What are the pros and cons with Monotubes vs. springs?

I was wondering the same thing !!

'06 FLTRI/Gel seat/Rheinhart exhaust/PCIII USB/Wind Vest 16" sheild/Progressive Monotubes/WAAAY too much chrome Willie G chrome... wanna trade for blacked out parts?
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wondering the same also.

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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-28-2013, 11:54 AM
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Progressive Monotubes on my '13 CVO RG

Installed the monotubes last week and rode for 300-miles this weekend. Wish I had installed them when I bought the bike 6-weeks ago. Already have 2k-miles. Progressive monotube inserts change it from handling like a Volkswagen to handling like a Ferrari. Unbelievable the difference it makes. I was going to install the Progressive 944s or Arnott airs but now with the monotubes installed and I made the stock hydraulic rears a bit more firm, the ride is awesome. I ride 2-up about half the time and in either situation the ride is perfect.
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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-28-2013, 12:26 PM
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Fork Spring Upgrade!

I've found at least a fork spring upgrade and fork oil wt. changes are cheap upgrades that improved the suspension and handling on all my bikes over the years. On the RG, I went with the monotube upgrade (with 3 spacers) which was an even better improvement. The challenge is defining what you have and the changes that might give you what you want.

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