Rear progressive 412s


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Rear progressive 412s

Postby jjunkin1 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:15 pm



I am sure with the wealth of information on this site what I am looking for is here somewhere but danged if I can find it. I removed the stock shocks from my 1100. Bike no longer had a compressor anyway so I went with progressive 412s. (As a side note if you cut the air line to get it out of your way you will get a face full of fluid.. nasty stuff) My question is what do I need to do with the air lines? Should I remove them back to the threeway and cap the outlet or just let it be. Did I just screw up because I am keeping the stock front shocks in place?



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Re: Rear progressive 412s

Postby littlebeaver » Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:27 pm

I took mine out...the whole Monkey... I hated that air system....Love the 412's ...I hated it only because it would leak and I was too lazy to fix it.... :lol: :lol: No One time,,, I rode down to San Antonio and the stupid air system leaked out,, I couldn't find a gas station with a air pump,, finally a friend down there had a small compressor... It just annoyed me.. :shock:

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Re: Rear progressive 412s

Postby jjunkin1 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:41 pm

Thanks littlebeaver. Are you still running the stock front shocks or did you change them too?

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Re: Rear progressive 412s

Postby littlebeaver » Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:37 pm

Progressives in the front as well,, I love them too...I am a happy camper using progressives,, Johnny Smoke has them both too on his 1100... :D

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Re: Rear progressive 412s

Postby Wilcoy02 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:14 pm

Well Beav

I am in the process of putting progressive in my rears. At least the new parts are sitting on the dinner table. Did the fronts this fall.

You can keep the air in the fronts as the rear is separate from the front.

I have never had an air lead so I am keeping the air to help with my trailer for my trip.

R U gonna make a video when you do yours?

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Re: Rear progressive 412s

Postby littlebeaver » Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:43 pm

My leak was probably just a small o ring,, I remember it was a tiny little leak, it would take a good while to leak out... I have that problem no more..... :lol: Wilcoy I was considering making another trailer I have an extra HF one.....If I do I can take photo's or a video I suppose... :D I might sell my camo one...I remember making a special tool to get the cap to the front forks back on, I used a pcv pipe and notched out to fit the cap and made a T shape to it so I could turn the cap and push down at the same time, don't want to cross thread those caps,,,.... this trailer has been painted about 6 times...I painted it like a flag one year just for the fourth of July ha ha ha...
why do I do things like this,,, Because I can lol :lol: its fun.....By the way getting a face full of Hydraulic fluid is tasty...lol :lol:

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Re: Rear progressive 412s

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:53 am

I love the progresives too!
I kept the hook up for the air on the front just to have them-but you really don't need air in them.
I just capped the rear air 3 way in the back, as you know the rear shocks are adjustable.
The rear was lifted up an inch or so and the ride is awesome!
Like Beavs, mine kept loosing air in the rear and the hassle of checking them- adding air every other day (and searching the hose for the leaks was getting on my nerves)- so I scrapped the originals, and never looked back.
Well worth the time and effort. Regards, Johnny




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