Posts made in February, 2014

Progressive Suspension Monotubes and Touring Link

Posted by on Feb 25, 2014 in News, Product, Testimonials | 2 comments

A satisfied customer sent this note into Frank (our sales manager) regarding his experience with our Monotube Cartridge Kit and Touring link on his CVO Electraglide.

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Frank,

 

First of all I want to say thank you for the tech support I received while installing my Monotubes.  I received return emails that were answered at all hours of the night so needless to say it appears that you have 24 hour support and when your wrenching on your bike nights and weekends it is a much appreciated service.

 

I purchased the Harley Touring Link (30-2000) and the Lowered Monotube Kit (31-2501) for my 2005 CVO Electraglide and installed both myself.

 

The Touring Link installation was very straight forward and the instructions provided were spot on.  The Touring Link made a HUGE difference in the cornering ability of the bike.  For the first time it actually tracks true through the corner and feels very secure even at speeds up to 80 MPH.  I would highly recommend this addition if you feel your bike seems to drift in the corners.

 

About two weeks after I installed the Touring Link I installed the Monotube Kit.  If you are good with a wrench it can be done easily by yourself but you must have a way to lift the bike.  The instructions again were spot on and the only uncertainty was the removal and re-installation of the left fork bushing and seal but after a google search I found an innovative way to do it very easily using common items from your local home improvement store.  After my first ride I was sold, the ride was completely different and the brake dive was gone and in Texas we have a lot of county roads that can be wavy at times and even through the corners the ride was extremely smooth and no longer springy.

 

I am going to be installing new Progressive Rear Shocks in the near future as soon as I can rathole some more money.

 

Overall the Progressive Products are well built, well designed and highly improve the overall riding experience and I would recommend to anyone that they use the Progressive Products.

 

I am a very satisfied customer.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Brad C

 

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The One Moto Show – Portland, OR

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in Bikes, Events, Photography | 1 comment

The One Moto Show was this past weekend. Plenty of great bikes, great people and terrible weather. Check out the bikes we managed to spot out at the show with our product on it. Plenty of 970 Series Shocks, 428 Series Monoshocks and of course our Vintage Series Shocks.IMG_5574 IMG_5561 IMG_5553 IMG_5550 IMG_5549 IMG_5531 IMG_5528 IMG_5518 IMG_5514 IMG_5503 IMG_5498 IMG_5427 IMG_5416 IMG_5415 IMG_5414 IMG_5388 IMG_5384 IMG_5381 IMG_5358 IMG_5354 IMG_5353 IMG_5350 IMG_5344 IMG_5338 IMG_5327 IMG_5326

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ICON 1000 TRIUMPH SPEEDMASTER

Posted by on Feb 5, 2014 in Product | Comments Off on ICON 1000 TRIUMPH SPEEDMASTER

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Triumph Speedmaster by ICON 1000
ICON Motosports is back with a killer new custom. It’s the company’s third hookup with Triumph, who delivered a 2013-model Speedmaster for baptism by Sawzall at Icon’s Portland headquarters.

In the 1960s, Triumph 650 twins ruled the drag strips and the ICON 1000 Speedmaster is a nod to this past—with a few discreet updates for modern competition. Like a Holley nitrous oxide system with twin fork-mounted bottles, which supply enough juice to double the horsepower at the push of a button.

Triumph Speedmaster by ICON 1000
A custom-fabricated exhaust system built by Vance & Hines gives the Speedmaster an edge over the quarter-mile, and race specialists Latus Motors Triumph have fettled the internals of the 865cc air-cooled twin. Which, incidentally, sports the same rumbling 270º firing interval as the Triumph Scrambler.

Triumph Speedmaster by ICON 1000
Working with design director Kurt Walter, the Icon crew swapped out the stock Speedmaster wheels for lighter rims from a Tiger 800XC. Out back is a period-correct M/H Racemaster drag slick; up front is an (appropriately named) Avon Speedmaster tire. A Kawasaki ZX-10 master cylinder is hooked up to Galfer brakes with EBC pads, to ensure the fun stops when it needs to. The rider hangs on tight using clip-ons from Zombie Performance and rearsets from Loaded Gun.

Triumph Speedmaster by ICON 1000
Helping to cushion the sudden power rush are 970-series piggyback shocks from Progressive Suspension, and a custom seat from New Church Moto prevents the rider sliding backwards when the Speedmaster is rushing forward. And, just quietly, the headlight is from a humble Honda Dream.

Triumph Speedmaster by ICON 1000
The tank, believe it or not, is from a 1960 BSA C15, and fits just perfectly. Lean over it and you’ll see a motto inscribed on the top of the NOS bottles: “Go Fast, Look Flash.”

Quite.

Watch the bike in action in the official video or head over to the ICON 1000 site for images of the company’s previous spectacular builds. You can see what a stock Speedmaster looks like on the Triumph Motorcycles site.

Triumph Speedmaster by ICON 1000

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