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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-12-2012, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
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2010 RGC. Just moved from a Night Train to the RG a few weeks ago. Very different ride and a little taller than I thought it would be. Here is the issue. I installed a lowering kit (plates) and dropped it down an inch helps me ge to the ground easier but when we ride 2up we are having some bottoming issues. 50 psi in the shocks like recommended. We are not petite people. What can the community offer for advise. Like to stay an inch down but need a much better shock system. HELP!!!!!!
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-12-2012, 09:51 AM
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Either look into some high quality after market shocks set up for your weights and height or have the seat worked on to set you down an inch. Mean city cycle can re-work your stock seat for you. If you want something off the shelf, a corbin will set you down about an inch.

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Toss the stock shocks and go with an air ride system. I 2 up a lot with the wife and she isn't tiny! I went with the Arnott air ride and having great results with it. I went with the cheaper Bilstien system which works well. You can adjust the pressure on the fly to your liking. They also have the Arnott Aldan system which is more adjustable, I believe Tracy B runs them so she could probably give you a review on those. The bonus of the air ride to is that you can dump out the air while parked and look really cool too lol hope this helps

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+1 on the air ride. I have the exact setup Reficul has. It's the best money I've spent on suspension.

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Toss the stock shocks and go with an air ride system. I 2 up a lot with the wife and she isn't tiny! I went with the Arnott air ride and having great results with it. I went with the cheaper Bilstien system which works well. You can adjust the pressure on the fly to your liking. They also have the Arnott Aldan system which is more adjustable, I believe Tracy B runs them so she could probably give you a review on those. The bonus of the air ride to is that you can dump out the air while parked and look really cool too lol hope this helps
Yep, thats what I have and FrankieB has it on his RK too. But as much as I love it, after riding Frankies RGU with the Ohlins 6 series, it makes me feel like Im riding on a buckin bronco....lol But damn, it sure looks cool dropped!

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-18-2012, 10:43 AM Thread Starter
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So I spoke with Progressive Suspension and they recommended the 944's for touring and said it would give me the same hieght as withthe blocks but be more suitable for 2 up and give a better ride all around vs oem shocks. Which IMO any upgrade to any oem equipment is an improvement. Said they will be available in 2 weeks. Any thoughts on progressive stuff. I like the sounds of the economic air system offered by Arnot. Thanks for all the tips everyone.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-19-2012, 11:40 AM
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I've run some progressives on other bikes...they're pretty good. Make sure you get a good one though...the higher the number...the better. I have the arnott air ride now and wouldn't change it. I love it and so does the ball and chain!

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