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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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11Stryker said:
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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11Stryker said:
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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I am thinking of getting the progressive shock. My problem is I do no see how to get to the shock top bolt without removing the battery box and the aux. gas tank. Any suggestions.
 

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You have to take the battery box out and unbolt the oil tank...it slides down enough to get to the bolt. It's not super hard. Low and Mean has a video on YouTube if your interested.
 

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Hi,
I have a question. Would the 465 Progressive rear shock fit for my 2014 Yamaha stryker? On the Progressive website it only stated for 2011 & 12
 

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Hi,
I have a question. Would the 465 Progressive rear shock fit for my 2014 Yamaha stryker? On the Progressive website it only stated for 2011 & 12
Yes! will fit all years
 

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Update, I got the Progressive Suspenion rear shock, Realitivley easy to install with help. Why Yamaha put the top bolt in that way when it would be so much easier to remove from the left makes no sense. Adjusting took some time as we have some really washboard roads and wanted to have a decent comfortable ride on the bad roads and still handle decent on the good roads. I have a bad back so the smoother the ride the better. I will sacrifice some handling for comfort.
 

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I love the ride. I will say it took patient to get the shock adjusted the way I wanted. I had to modify the adjuster spanner to clear the tire. It is easier to make all adjustments with the rear wheel off the ground. It is easier to soften then stiffen the ride. So if the ride is too stiff then soften in small increments.
 
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