Progressive rear suspension 1500 (year 2000)


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Progressive rear suspension 1500 (year 2000)

Postby Raffe » Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:16 am



Hello !

I mounted new shocks (progressive 416) and went for a ride. And the ride are very stiff (without air pressure in the shocks). Whent over a small road bump and it got me flying about 1-2 inches over the seat. (speed about 40 km/h)
With low air pressure the shoocks are totally stiff (about 1/4 of the total pressure according to Honda specification)

What might be wrong ?
My weight is 107 Kg

Please help me ! Sorry if my english is bad, i hope you can understand my writing.


Regards


Ralf



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Re: Progressive rear suspension 1500 (year 2000)

Postby Fatwing Chris » Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:48 pm

Don't think there is much you can do about it.That seems to be the problem with Progressive.They don't give you a choice of spring.Other systems(Traxxion for one)sell you springs according to your weight,passenger weight and the normal load you will be carrying.To me it's kind of silly to have springs that stiff with air shocks.After all these are supposed to be a cushy rideing touring bike.
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Re: Progressive rear suspension 1500 (year 2000)

Postby redial » Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:07 am

Welcome Raffe,

I hope you enjoy this site as much as your GW.
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Re: Progressive rear suspension 1500 (year 2000)

Postby detdrbuzzard » Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:24 pm

i installed the progressive air shocks earlier this summer and have about 26psi in them according to the readout on the dash
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Re: Progressive rear suspension 1500 (year 2000)

Postby Raffe » Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:48 am

Today i´ll go out and try the same road and different settings on the suspension. Maybe it is me who thought the bike should be softer then possible with progressive suspension 416.

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Re: Progressive rear suspension 1500 (year 2000)

Postby detdrbuzzard » Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:02 pm

i don't think the 416's are made to be run without air in them
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Re: Progressive rear suspension 1500 (year 2000)

Postby Raffe » Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:40 am

Tried different setting today well It seams like It wont be any better han this. Ill try to drive an other bike with the same setup as my bike. So i have something to compare with.




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