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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-28-2014, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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Better Suspension w/o lowering?

Everywhere I look on the web, I read praise for Progressive cartridges for front end. But, comments always include remarks about lowering.

I want better suspension for my '13 RGU, but have no interest in lowering it. I like ground clearance.

Can someone point me in the right direction? Thanks!
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what do you want to spend ?? Ohlins 101 Cartridges are around $900 and worth every penny , you can add Ricor valves to your current forks which are an improvement but not in the same league as Ohlins , they are a few hundred dollars


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[QUOTE=JayKS;2154602]They make two monotube kits. One for stock height and another for lowering:

The stock height kit still lowers it about 1"


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The stock height kit still lowers it about 1"
Mine didn't. When I had the stock height monotubes with, I think 3 spacers installed, I maintained stock height.

I've since gone with a 21" wheel and installed the lowered monotubes in the -1" config.


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Mine didn't. When I had the stock height monotubes with, I think 3 spacers installed, I maintained stock height.

I've since gone with a 21" wheel and installed the lowered monotubes in the -1" config.
I installed them before going to Ohlins and 49mm forks, went with the stock height and recommended number of C clips , it lowered my bike almost 1 " , they are still in my 41mm forks sitting in the corner of my garage , I was surprised because I had the lowered ones on my previous bike set up at 1" lowered and these were only slightly taller , I took measurements before and after and it dropped between 3/4"-1"


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look at my cow bells in these 2 pictures , the one where they hit just on the top of my fender is stock suspension with Ricor Intiminators , the one where the cow bells are down lower on the side of my fender are monotubes standard height with 3 C clips
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