progressive 412s


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progressive 412s

Postby Kronos » Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:40 pm



Snow day here. Thinking about order some progressive 412s really need something now. 1980 GL1100I. Been 3 years now clean and fix it up think this might be it except need paint on bag covers and front fender. Think could go wrong with this? I go 220 dressed and partner maybe 200. No spring chickens here hate it when stand scrapes on turns. Retired now would sure like couple more summer nights star gazing in kettles of Wisconsin.



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Re: progressive 412s

Postby jjunkin1 » Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:48 pm

Sorry for the delay. This forum is usually active. While I am no pro at this, I do had a 1100. I switched out to the 412 mainly because it was cheaper (No Compressor) than rebuilding the system. I am 250 and wife is about 160 ish hope she doesn't see this. I have mine set to max just because you have to remove bags to adjust. I have notice that when I am by myself it will spring up on good humps. Otherwise the ride is awesome. Like I said I could adjust alittle better but I am lazy.

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Re: progressive 412s

Postby littlebeaver » Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:21 am

I have them and you won't scrape the pegs unless you really really lean it... I used to scrape all the time, the bike will go up some, you will notice this while placing the center stand down... :D Best of all, no more having to worry with the air leaking or even having to check it... :D Having said this, I did the fronts too...

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Re: progressive 412s

Postby Overdog » Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:21 am

I got a set for my 83...haven't put them on yet. The best price I could find was $239 with free shipping from an Ebay seller called Speedaddictcycles

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Joecop
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Re: progressive 412s

Postby Joecop » Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:08 am

I had a leak to and didn't want to spend the time rebuilding the stock airs. I picked up the same set from the same guy Over posted. They mounted easy and I can't wait to try them out. Over what do u think of them?

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Re: progressive 412s

Postby Overdog » Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:40 am

I'm very happy with them. The only downside is not being able to adjust them without taking the bags off. Here's a suggestion: when you install them, leave the bags off and test ride it. I'm 190 and always ride solo...I started on the middle setting. It only took a mile and i dropped them to the softest setting. ....and when I say 'softest", i mean with the least preload. Compressing a spring doesn't raise the rate of a spring. Compressing a Progressive spring just gets you closer to the stiffer part of the spring. The bike is way easier to get on the centerstand and sits a noticeably higher. I really have to work at it to scrape the pegs!

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Re: progressive 412s

Postby Joecop » Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:54 pm

Well of course I put the bags on before testing it. I went one click up from the softest. I weigh about 220 geared up. Plus I carry everything minus the kitchen sink in my bags. Sounds like I should be good. Thanks for chiming in. I can't wait to get on it. It was a mother to get on the center stand the springs were so worn. I'm looking forward to the extra height.

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Re: progressive 412s

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Sun Sep 04, 2016 4:17 pm

You really cant go wrong with the 412"s. You don't have to fool with the air anymore and the ride is much better than OEM. I put mine on the # 2 setting, second from the softest. With both of us on the bike and loaded saddle bags, it has no problem on the bumps and such. Cornering is rather fun! All in all, it is money well spent. Regards, Johnny

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Re: progressive 412s

Postby bruce swaybill » Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:25 pm

One of 416s has leaked it's oil and now won't hold air for very long. I've been thinking about the 412s also and I'm glad to see so many are happy with them.
One thing not mentioned by anyone is which spring rate do you have: standard or heavy duty?

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Re: progressive 412s

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:54 pm

Standard, My friend. Regards, Johnny

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Re: progressive 412s

Postby Joecop » Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:40 pm

Heavy duty, I weight 215-220 geared up and carry a lot of things in my bags.

Rides nice, no regrets and it's now that much more reliable-no air leak worries.

My old ones can be had cheap if anyone wants them to rebuild!




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