What are progressive motorcycle shocks?

What do progressive shocks do?

Progressive suspension (when setup right) is ‘plusher’ on small bumps but stiffens up as the travel is use, meaning it won’t bottom out as much. The idea is you get a plush shock for small hits, that can handle big hits with less travel. (Or a plusher shock for small hits, with the same travel).

Where are progressive motorcycle shocks made?

Progressive Suspension got its start in 1982 and is headquartered in California. It’s the largest manufacturer of aftermarket suspension parts in the United States.

What is the difference between linear and progressive springs?

Straight Springs – aka Linear springs, have a spring rate that is consistent along the entire length of the spring as it is compressed. Progressive springs on the other hand, have a spring rate that increases or changes with the compression of the spring.

Which suspension is best for motorcycle?

A motorcycle suspension setup primarily consists of two telescopic tubes at the front and a swingarm mounted with twin or single shock absorber at the rear. Now a days, monoshock or single shock absorber at the rear is preferred in most of the bikes because of its better performance and sporty looking characteristics.

Are Legend shocks worth the money?

Bottom line, these shocks aren’t super cheap, but I feel they’re definately worth the money. Sure, there’s always cheaper stuff out there, and that’s fine if that’s what you want. As long as you’re riding safely and comfortable enough for you, cool…. two to the wind is all I have to say to you.

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How do I make my motorcycle ride smoother?

Smoother suspension action can be had if you get a reputable tuning shop to revalve it for your weight and riding environment or upgrade it with aftermarket parts. If you’re really light, like less than 150 pounds, you could try softer springs, but then you might also open several new, expensive cans of worms.

Should front and rear sag be the same?

A general rule of thumb is that the front sag should be about 30-35% of travel, while the back should be at about 25%. That works out to be 30-40mm at the front and 25-35mm at the back, for most bikes.