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08-19-2013 01:00 AM
Jakzen I've been riding mine on the lowest setting and fir the most part it's good. They bottom out on the hard bumps, so I've moved them up to 2. We'll see how that goes.

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08-19-2013 12:32 AM
blazblu82
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Originally Posted by WilliamTech View Post
Are Progressives 1 - 4 ride adjustable ?
They use a spring pre-load setting unlike the stock shocks which are dampening settings. So, the progressives are truly designed to go stiffer or softer; and from what I've experienced, even the softest setting my be too harsh for some folks. I know when I put mine on, I cranked to stiffest setting at first. Made me glad I didn't go through with hard tailing the bike.
08-18-2013 09:09 PM
Jakzen Mine are. They make a spanner that you use to adjust them (think it cost like $12), but I've used a strap wrench as well.

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08-18-2013 08:31 PM
WilliamTech Are Progressives 1 - 4 ride adjustable ?
08-18-2013 02:21 PM
Jakzen
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Originally Posted by OleDirtyDoc View Post
I have progessive 4120's from a sporty that are 10" long
Mine are similar (11") also from a sporty that I bought used for $40. Sold the stockers for $35, so I've got what I want for $5.

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08-18-2013 01:06 PM
OleDirtyDoc I have progessive 4120's from a sporty that are 10" long
08-12-2013 09:12 PM
slimvulcanrider
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Slim, thank you for the info....
Specifically I would like to know "Does Progressive sell different shock models/PN which fit/adapable to) our 750's" ?
As in...this Progressive model/PN drop 1.5" but yet a different Progressive Model/PN drop 2.25" for our bikes.
Are they all adjustable settings ?

tia
WilliamTech
lets say you want a Progressive 4120 shock (very standard model of progressive shock) you want 2" of drop over stock... so you look up a shock 10" long shock that will fit a Harley Sportster, its that simple.. If you want another style of shock... again look for a Harley Sportster with the desired amount of drop.
08-11-2013 10:13 PM
Jakzen http://www.progressivesuspension.com...41&modelID=452

you should be able to get better prices from different online retailers. I got my progressive fork springs from powersport superstore for $72 shipped. Progressive wanted about $20 more if I'm remembering right.

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08-11-2013 10:07 PM
WilliamTech
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our stock shocks measure 12" from eye to eye, you can get a set of shocks for a harley (any brand of aftermarket) that are 9.5 to 10" eye to eye. I personally am running a set of shocks for a honda GL1100 that I modded a little bit.. stock length was 13" I cut them down to 8" so the spring height alone dropped me 4" then made a 2" drop bracket for a total of 6" drop... now youi can't drop the bike 6" with out doing some other mods, like relocating the fender, dropping the front forks (or re-raking them, which is next on my list), and removing the center stand and GB.
Slim, thank you for the info....
Specifically I would like to know "Does Progressive sell different shock models/PN which fit/adapable to) our 750's" ?
As in...this Progressive model/PN drop 1.5" but yet a different Progressive Model/PN drop 2.25" for our bikes.
Are they all adjustable settings ?

tia
WilliamTech
08-11-2013 05:47 PM
slimvulcanrider
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Hey Blaz, Progressive's drop by 2.25".....Are there different Progressive Shocks for our 750's.... I thought it was a 1.5" drop...confused

any help/info would be appreciated.

WilliamTech
our stock shocks measure 12" from eye to eye, you can get a set of shocks for a harley (any brand of aftermarket) that are 9.5 to 10" eye to eye. I personally am running a set of shocks for a honda GL1100 that I modded a little bit.. stock length was 13" I cut them down to 8" so the spring height alone dropped me 4" then made a 2" drop bracket for a total of 6" drop... now youi can't drop the bike 6" with out doing some other mods, like relocating the fender, dropping the front forks (or re-raking them, which is next on my list), and removing the center stand and GB.
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