|02-21-2012, 11:52 AM||#31|
Joined: May 2008
Location: Marysville CA
The RAP adjusts sag/preload, which you can do on the fly, dampening I have set on #3
It's not too stiff, I'd call it firm, but still plush/comfortable
08 KAWASAKI KLR650
05 HONDA CRF50
98 YAMAHA YZ125
|02-27-2012, 05:27 PM||#32|
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Philthadelphia, Pennsylvania
Just Ordered Progressive
Ok. I was concerned about a ride I have coming up in April.
I'll be riding 2-Up on my 99 KLR 650.
My concern was the added weight.
As it stands right now, I'm about 200 pounds and I tend to bottom the bike out on the dirt trails.
With my weight, about 105 pounds of passenger weight, weight of skid plate, highway pegs, PD Nerf bars, luggage and camping gear, I'm worried about handling for the long trip.
I also want to be able to ride 50/50 dirt/street when 1-up.
So I ordered the Progressive 465 with RAP for the rear, and Progressive Springs with 10wt oil for the front.
I also have an Eagle Mike fork brace, which I have yet to install.
Does this seem like a good setup?
Any advice on installation?
|02-27-2012, 05:54 PM||#33|
Grumpy Old Bastard
Joined: May 2008
Location: Mid-Coast Maine
The shock is a simple job as long as you have a center stand or lift. If not an overhead strap can be rigged to work as well. Simple unbolt and bolt back job.
I believe the forks have to be removed from the bike to drain all the oil, I may be wrong here but seems to me there is no drain hole in the lower leg. Either way it really is a simple job.
Depending on the weight of your new springs and shock you should be much better than stock. and a fork brace makes a great difference as well.
The best money I have spent on my KLR has been the suspension upgrades..
However, I am not complaining because I know that I am probably better today then I will be tomorrow, so I try and enjoy every day as it comes, and stay determined to live well and be appreciative of what I still can do..."Stromsurfer"
|01-30-2013, 08:53 PM||#34|
Joined: Jan 2005
Location: Austin, Texas
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