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Old 02-18-2012, 11:12 AM   #60166
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Thanks. That's exactly what it is...a progressive suspension 420 series rear shock.

Can anyone tell me if these are good/bad shocks? Rebuildable? I really can't find that much on them, except that they are not longer made.
they're no longer made, but the company is still in biz, and they might have some answers about it for you.
http://www.progressivesuspension.com/

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Old 02-18-2012, 11:15 AM   #60167
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Went outside to cool off after my workout, and what did I see? my mid pipe on the doorstep !




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Old 02-18-2012, 11:20 AM   #60168
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New DR Owner

I picked up a 2000 model today with 3900 on the clock. So far I am loving this bike.

Here she is on slight detour on the way home.

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Old 02-18-2012, 11:24 AM   #60169
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Frickin nice bike! Have fun.

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Old 02-18-2012, 12:47 PM   #60170
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I picked up a 2000 model today with 3900 on the clock. So far I am loving this bike.

Here she is on slight detour on the way home.

The love affair is just beginning. The more miles the more smiles
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:26 PM   #60171
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As far as I know PO never changed fork oil on my 06.

Red came out, is that Suzuki or indicates a different weight. I am replacing with Belray 10wt which is greenish.

I removed 440ml from each tube, manual calls for 565 ml and it to be 6.5" from the top of spring to upper lip.

I checked it with 550ml after pumping it up and down and managed to get it to settle at 5.5" spring top to upper lip. Same for both.

I also put in new progressive springs. Which are def. stiffer and am lookin forward to the first ride.

Question is should I be okay with this setup despite losing 1.5" in air space and with adding less oil. Seals are good and no leaks.

Thanks to all as I couldn't be doing what I do with my bike without you folks.
Did you meant to write "top of oil to upper lip" not "top of spring to upper lip", as that doesn't really make sense in the context of the post? I'm assuming you are talking about the distance from the top of the oil to the top of the fork tube, with the fork tube compressed.


Did you pump the forks in and out to get all the old oil out? I haven't done my DR yet but on every other bike I've changed fork oil on when you slide the fork tube up and down a fair bit more oil drains out. I usually pump them up and down a few times until most of the oil is out, then stand them upside down in a container to drain for a while.

If the oil is particularly dirty I pour a bit of kero in and flush them out with that, pumping the fork tube in and out a few times again. Drain well.

After filling with oil, pump the fork tube up and down slowly a few times to get rid of any air in the fork before measuring the oil level (I just use a steel ruler as a dipstick).

The reduction in air space will make the forks harsher near full compression, as oil is less compressible than air.

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Old 02-18-2012, 01:35 PM   #60172
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How does your Tsukigi compare to Sarah's DG, with the baffle in it?
Hey Heavy, wrong Doug.

I put the GSXR can on my husband's '05 back when I rode it.

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Old 02-18-2012, 01:59 PM   #60173
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fork oil change

Not sure of the color. I think when I drained mine it was more of a light yellow, probably not colored. The stock oil level is measured with forks compressed with springs out, top of tube to oil level. I seem to recall progressive gives their own level, taking as their springs have a different volume from the stock springs. Check their instructions.

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As far as I know PO never changed fork oil on my 06.

Red came out, is that Suzuki or indicates a different weight. I am replacing with Belray 10wt which is greenish.

I removed 440ml from each tube, manual calls for 565 ml and it to be 6.5" from the top of spring to upper lip.

I checked it with 550ml after pumping it up and down and managed to get it to settle at 5.5" spring top to upper lip. Same for both.

I also put in new progressive springs. Which are def. stiffer and am lookin forward to the first ride.

Question is should I be okay with this setup despite losing 1.5" in air space and with adding less oil. Seals are good and no leaks.

Thanks to all as I couldn't be doing what I do with my bike without you folks.
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:05 PM   #60174
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turn signal advice

Im trying to get the rear turn signals to work on my new to me bike, and need a little input since im no electrician. The PO wired the turn signals in but the left one has the light on at all times. It has 4 wires running into it, one that has been spliced in upstream under the seat, that seems to be the power because when i unplug that one the light goes off. The bad news is when i leave the other 3 plugged in i get nothing at the rear when i use the turn signal, the front works but no rear.

I guess what i want to know is can i just follow the front signal wires back to the rear to correct the problem? What are the proper wires that need to go into the rear? Im not good at reading wiring schematics so im kinda at a loss as to what to try next.

Thanks Greg
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:25 PM   #60175
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Thanks. That's exactly what it is...a progressive suspension 420 series rear shock.

Can anyone tell me if these are good/bad shocks? Rebuildable? I really can't find that much on them, except that they are not longer made.
Yes they are rebuildable. The were selling for over $400 when they were new.
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:40 PM   #60176
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Went outside to cool off after my workout, and what did I see? my mid pipe on the doorstep !
Congrats, bike looks sweet...
I have the can but I'm waiting to save some pennies to get the Keintech bits and pieces. Just a question: does the Keintech pack come with everything you need to mount it (i.e. no welding, bending, etc).
How long did it roughly take you to do? And did you use the stock header?
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:49 PM   #60177
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Congrats, bike looks sweet...
I have the can but I'm waiting to save some pennies to get the Keintech bits and pieces. Just a question: does the Keintech pack come with everything you need to mount it (i.e. no welding, bending, etc).
How long did it roughly take you to do? And did you use the stock header?
Cheers;
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i got a kientech midpipe; no welding/bending needed. it is my understanding that the standard kientech midpipe will fit w/the stock header. i went w/the hi-flow kientech midpipe, as i upgraded my header to the hi-flow fmf powerbomb. the hi-flow midpipe was plug-n-play w/the hi-flow header. kientech also makes a hi-flow header, but i got the fmf powerbomb header for quite a bit less $$$...

if you call/email kientech, they will answer all questions...

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Old 02-18-2012, 03:41 PM   #60178
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[QUOTE=HerrMnnn;18018318]Did you meant to write "top of oil to upper lip" not "top of spring to upper lip"

Yes you're right, I corrected earlier post, thanks.

Tubes were warmed up, pumped and left upside down to drain.

When added new oil I also pumped them and it allowed oil to settle the extra 1/2" to the 5 1/2" I ended up with.
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Old 02-18-2012, 03:47 PM   #60179
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[QUOTE=oldenuf;18018515 I seem to recall progressive gives their own level, taking as their springs have a different volume from the stock springs. Check their instructions.

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Nothing on Progressive instructions about the level other than to go with specifics to your bike.

Main thing is, when I follow the DR manual why am I losing 1" of space.
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:14 PM   #60180
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Congrats, bike looks sweet...
I have the can but I'm waiting to save some pennies to get the Keintech bits and pieces. Just a question: does the Keintech pack come with everything you need to mount it (i.e. no welding, bending, etc).
How long did it roughly take you to do? And did you use the stock header?
Cheers;
AB
Yes everything is included, the mid pipe they use, it is a Two brothers, and works with the stock header ( yes I used the stock header). I forget which mid pipe they use for the over size header. The only thing that could be an issue, would be the gasket in the header at the clamp point, they don't supply that, but mine was fine. Procycle sells them if you need one.

Time it took, well, my girlfriend jumped in the shower, I did a ten minute workout, went out and installed it, and was done before she had her makeup done, LOL

I'd say 30 minutes, and half of that was finding my tools and blue loctite.

The sound is nice, deeper, but not loud. I had a Jardine on my KLR and that thing was loud. The GSXR is actually not as loud as I thought it would be. Now I just need to rejet, I was getting some pop on decel.
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