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Discussion in 'Brakes / Suspension' started by Peckerwood, Feb 4, 2015.

  1. Peckerwood

    Peckerwood Active Member

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    OK, hold it right there-Randy Newman ??? Woodbutcher, that's pilin' on; the smaller stature people, no less. I swear some day I'll hunt all you regulation-sized bastards down and jump as high as I can and punch ya'll in the nuts if this keeps up. Think it's easy representin' the Lollipop Guild all the time? Buncha big bastards.
     
  2. woodbutcher

    woodbutcher Mr. Old Fart member #145
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    :roll::roll::roll::roll::roll: anybody that's got 'wood in their user name can't be all bad, no matter how tiny they are. you alright in my book, bro. :roll::roll::cheers::cheers::cheers:
     
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    woodbutcher Mr. Old Fart member #145
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    not too many people have ever called me politically correct. :2thumbs::2thumbs:
     
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    Me either but I wear it as of badge of honor... :2thumbs:
     
  5. Peckerwood

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    OK, going to the shop today to help install the Progressive 422's; thanks to all who replied, I'll let you know what I think after I test them. I have a particularly rough stretch of pavement in mind, hopefully my kidneys won't be bleeding after the test run.
     
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    Love mine, let me know what you think.
     
  7. woodbutcher

    woodbutcher Mr. Old Fart member #145
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    good luck.
     
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    OK, just a little update to close this thread properly. I just got my first decent ride in yesterday after the installation of the Progressive 422's. I purposely rode on familiar roads that I knew had some rough surfaces, expansion bumps, etc. These new shocks, set up properly, ate the bumps right up. I even found myself reflexively tensing up a little when the forks hit some of the worst ones, expecting the usual hard slap that used to come when the rear tire hit whatever the front just ran over, and was pleasantly surprised to discover myself thinking " shit, that wasn't so bad after all". Best of all, I found myself becoming a little more relaxed and ENJOYED THE RIDE MORE. If any of you folks are thinking that it may be time to invest in some new shocks, quit thinking about it and just do it. My bike is heavily modified, and, with the exception of the re-wire job, this may be my favorite mod. Thanks again to all who helped me pull the trigger on this.
     
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    glad you like them!

    WHat do you have them set on?
     
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    Not quite, but almost, the lightest setting. As stated above, I go a whopping 160, and HATE riding two-up. Hasn't bottomed out yet, and these are the standards, not heavy duty.
     
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    I am 230, and have mine at 2.5 out of 5 turnes, and its great. None HD one as well.
     
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    very glad to hear you are happy with your choice!! always good to hear.
     

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