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2012 RGC, I screwed up when I ordered my progressive 444HD and ended up getting the 13" shocks instead. So now I am 1" higher in the rear. However when my wife and I are riding I end up being back to stock RGC height. My question is two parts.
1. I plan on adding a 21" wheel at some point in the next year or so. I know this raises the front end approx. 1.25". However like I said when we are riding it drops about 1" in the rear which if I don't raise the front would in theory seem like its going to raise the front end 2.25". So do I lower the front end 1" or 2"? I don't want it to look like its doing a nose dive while the bike is sitting or being rode.

2. The stock front springs that are in there now feel like the are extremely soft, squishy, and clunky. I have been over and over with my dealer here who is not concerned with it. My question is would running a heavy weight fork oil in the front make it ride better and not be as cluncky, squishy and soft until I can do the monotubes?
 

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As mentioned above, do the monotubes, but before you do them heavier oil up front will help in the interim, but not as good as monotubes.

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2012 RGC, I screwed up when I ordered my progressive 444HD and ended up getting the 13" shocks instead. So now I am 1" higher in the rear. However when my wife and I are riding I end up being back to stock RGC height. My question is two parts.
1. I plan on adding a 21" wheel at some point in the next year or so. I know this raises the front end approx. 1.25". However like I said when we are riding it drops about 1" in the rear which if I don't raise the front would in theory seem like its going to raise the front end 2.25". So do I lower the front end 1" or 2"? I don't want it to look like its doing a nose dive while the bike is sitting or being rode.

2. The stock front springs that are in there now feel like the are extremely soft, squishy, and clunky. I have been over and over with my dealer here who is not concerned with it. My question is would running a heavy weight fork oil in the front make it ride better and not be as cluncky, squishy and soft until I can do the monotubes?

Unless you are having footing issues with the height I wouldn't lower it. I like to keep maximum suspension travel.
 

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No I do not plan on lowering the rear at all. I just wanted to make sure lowering the front when I did the 21 wasnt going to be messed up by adding the shocks that I did in the rear. Thanks for the replies and help.


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