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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-29-2008, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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Progressive shocks?

I just picked up a virago 1100 and want to upgrade the suspension. anyone try the progressive suspension rear shocks?

is there a noticeable difference between the 412, 418, and 440 shocks?
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Progressive will be a HUGE difference. As far as the difference between them, it depends on your weight and weight of the bike and what not. Progressive makes good stuff.

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i did many advanced track days on a hyper pro rear progressive shock. i HATED IT!!!!!

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i did many advanced track days on a hyper pro rear progressive shock. i HATED IT!!!!!

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Progressive is the brand name here Ken not the type.


Yes i had progressive 440's on the harley, very nice shocks.




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did you guys get the standard or HD?

I'm about 205... right on the border of what they recommend for HD. I'm not sure which way to go.

I've searched and alot of people my wt say the HD is too stiff. I'm not sure if they are just cruiser guys used to the cushy ride though. I cant image the HDs would be as stiff as a sportbike shock....?
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Will you have passengers? If so, go for the HD. I was going to put Progressive on teh Goldwing and would have gone HD on there for sure - ended up with Traxxion instead.

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