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Old 07-24-2011, 10:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 465 Progressive rear shock assembly?

Have found a good amount of info on the L&M lowering kit and the dog bones solution.
Came across another option, that offers a one inch drop and what I would hope is improved
handling. Price is a bit steep, so wanted to get some feedback first.

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holy crap $429, just got the L&M lowering spring ???
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I just ordered the 1" lowering Progressive Shock/Spring from Phat Performance. Will Install when I change out rear tire/wheel this week. So I will have Low and Mean lowering spring and PCS Lowering links available for sale when I get switched out.
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I just ordered the 1" lowering Progressive Shock/Spring from Phat Performance. Will Install when I change out rear tire/wheel this week. So I will have Low and Mean lowering spring and PCS Lowering links available for sale when I get switched out.
Would definitely like first refusal on those.
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OK Jan, Will let you know when they are ready to ship. Take Care!
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For a complete shock..$429 is not a terrible price... I have seen rear shock assemblies go upwards of a $1000.... personally... the stock shock of pretty good even 2 up... 1" dogbones are quite durable and keep the plushness the same... 2 1/2" starts getting into another story... 2 up will most lilely require a stiffer spring... then you might want to invest in a shock assembly.
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Mine only sot 369.95 w/free shipping as Phat Performance was still running Holiday sale yesterday.
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Well, I got my Progressive 1" lowered shock assembly wednesday and switched it out after work today. Only 1 problem- the lower shock bolt hole on right side leg is not drilled to .687" for the shoulder flange on bolt like stock shock is. No problem for me- I just machined it out, but not sure why was not already larger diameter. I left bike still on jack and need to torque all bolts in the morning and put the rest of bike back together. Won't be trying it out for awhile I'm sure! We have 4 inches snow and cold. Probably be March hopefully till will be able to ride again. Shipping StrykerJans L&M spring to her tomorrow also.
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Well, I got my Progressive 1" lowered shock assembly wednesday and switched it out after work today. Only 1 problem- the lower shock bolt hole on right side leg is not drilled to .687" for the shoulder flange on bolt like stock shock is. No problem for me- I just machined it out, but not sure why was not already larger diameter. I left bike still on jack and need to torque all bolts in the morning and put the rest of bike back together. Won't be trying it out for awhile I'm sure! We have 4 inches snow and cold. Probably be March hopefully till will be able to ride again. Shipping StrykerJans L&M spring to her tomorrow also.
Awesome got pics? Oh and thanks 11Stryker got the tire today but don't know when i will be able to get down the hill to get it mounted as everything is froze solid right now.
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Thats Great news Toby! Did not take any pics during install since it matches with the same instructions in L&M lowering spring video, but, bike does set about 1/2" higher than it did with lowering spring. I also have to fine tune the shock yet. I have to put passenger seat, backrest, luggage and wife on the back and take some measurements before I can finish adjust the shock. I can say that just putting my weight on back end of bike and pushing up and down that shock feels much more forgiving. I think I'm going to like. I hope so for the money that it cost. I can take a pic of installed shock, but all that is going to prove is that I actually did it. LOL
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