Progressive monotube fork kit

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by michracer, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. michracer

    michracer New Member

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    Just wondering if anyone has installed and used this new fork kit from Progressive?
    Looks like a great set up but would like to hear from others that have installed it before I go for it.

    Thanks
    michracer
     
  2. Webbtron

    Webbtron Banned

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    Sounds like you have made the decision, take pics and they'll make a bookmark for the next guy.
     
  3. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Installed mine 3000 miles ago. Ride quality is great and very little dive under heavy front braking. I would do it again.
     
  4. Studds

    Studds Member

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    I installed the Progressive Lowering Kit in my front end and the Progressive rear shocks to lower my 03' Electra Glide Classic 1" front and back. The difference in the handling is truly remarkable. It now handles like a 2011 Vette instead of a 53' Plymouth. It made me realize that all of my close calls of dropping my bike was due to the "Mushy Front End and Front Brake!!!) I never even think about grabbing my front brake while going down hill at slow speeds-----It's GREAT !!!!!!! PS: To make it complete I also installed the Progressive Touring Link ( Sweet !!)
     
  5. kkaiser

    kkaiser New Member

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    i ve installed it in my 2010 fltrx awsome ride now to figure out what to do on the rear ?
     
  6. wv2wheel

    wv2wheel Active Member

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    I had them installed on my Ultra about 10k miles ago since it was supposedly time to either change fork oil or do the swap. I had recently been on a trip with a buddy who was on a sport tourer and after a back road romp where the ultra just seemed to be constantly floating around I decided to try this instead of a full revalving of the stock setup. I do like the reduction in brake dive and the bike seems firmer and more controlled but I cant say I would do it again at the cost as I havent seen the huge change in ride behavior I hoped for. Perhaps the real issue is the rear end and not the forks as I think the rear shocks have VERY little rebound control and not much compression control either frankly but then again its a tourer, not a sport tourer.. the price isnt astronomical but dont expect night and day differences...it seems more subtle to me...
    YMMV
    Phil
     
  7. Studds

    Studds Member

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    Did you go with the Progressive Shocks ?
     
  8. franka

    franka Active Member

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    I'm finding two separate items on J&P the first is spring only for 129.99 and the second a kit including spacers etc. for 118.99, which did you use? Odd thing is the kit with more parts is cheaper than the spring only?

    Spring only J&P #231-543
    Kit J&P #230-452
     
  9. wv2wheel

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  10. ironmark

    ironmark Junior Member

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    I am getting some work done on my bike soon and I was considering the Progressive monotube so I called up progressive for some info and one of the selling points that I would consider beneficial with the monotube is that you do not have to change out the fork oil because with the monotube you only use a couple of ounces of oil to keep the seals lubricated. So the way I understand it the monotube setup is basically maintenance free so I am considering going with the monotube & then time will tell if the monotube is worth the money.