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What is FST?

Posted by on Jun 9, 2017 in Product, Technical | Comments Off on What is FST?

In today’s post we’ll be covering the voodoo suspension magic known as our proprietary FST (Frequency Sensing Technology).

What is FST and why would I want it on my bike? In essence, compared to other shocks, anything equipped with FST is doing double duty (almost as if there are two sets of shocks on the bike, one for big bumps and one for small road vibrations). From a technical perspective, FST has the unique ability to dynamically adjust damping as you ride; what this means is whether you’re hitting the small or big bumps in the road, the shock distributes oil through ports accordingly to soak up the hit making for an ultimately comfortable ride with unsurpassed performance to boot. The question then becomes: why WOULDN’T you want it on your bike!?

We offer a variety of our suspension solutions with our FST technology including our 944 Series Shocks and Monotube Fork Cartridge Kit for HD Touring Models and our 444 Series Shocks for HD Dyna and Sportster models as well as select metric applications.

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NEW FOR 2017: 413 Series Shocks for Indian Scout Models!

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Bikes, New Products, Product | Comments Off on NEW FOR 2017: 413 Series Shocks for Indian Scout Models!

The 413 Series Shock is simple, durable and will be an improvement to your motorcycle’s suspension performance for as long as you are riding it. A five-position cam style preload adjuster lets you dial in your ride whether you’re a light rider or heavy hitter. It is available in a Chrome or Black finish in a Standard or Heavy-Duty progressive rated spring for any of the Indian Scout models. See the entire Indian Scout offering here.

Available in Standard and Heavy Duty in 11” and 11.5” lengths for the 2015+ Indian Scout models.

 

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NEW FOR 2017: 444/944 SUPER HEAVY DUTY Shocks for HD Touring

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in New Products, News, Product | 2 comments

Progressive Suspension’s 444 Series Shocks feature a proprietary patented Frequency Sensing Technology (FST) that has the unique ability to dynamically adjust damping as you ride; what this means is whether you’re hitting the small or big bumps in the road, the shock distributes oil through ports accordingly to soak up the hit making for an ultimately comfortable ride. A top mount threaded preload adjuster allows for fine-tuning with a simple twist of the cap.

Also available are the Progressive 944 Ultra Touring shocks, which are designed to deliver a comfortable ride at a 1″ lowered stance. Built around their latest FST technology, The Ultra Touring shocks utilize all the suspension travel provided by the full-length stock units, but in a 1″ lowered ride height. The unique Ultra Touring spring combination not only delivers a lowered ride height while its being ridden, but also while it’s on the side stand.

Both the 444 Series and 944 Ultra Touring shocks are available in 3 configurations: Standard (Up to 250 lbs.), Heavy-duty (250-350 lbs.) and now the NEW FOR 2017 Super-duty (350+ lbs.) Standard, Heavy Duty and Super Heavy Duty in 13”, 13.5” and 13” LOW lengths for the Harley-Davidson Touring Models.

NOTE: Super Heavy Duty shocks do not increase the load capacity of the bike designated by the manufacturer. Both shocks are tested, tuned and dyno’d in Progressive’s facility in La Palma, California and come with a lifetime limited warranty.

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1 Wheel Revolution: “Snow Dayz”

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in Moto Friends and Family, Photography, Product | Comments Off on 1 Wheel Revolution: “Snow Dayz”

Rob from 1 Wheel Revolution is a rider we sponsor because he never seizes to amaze us with the way he pushes himself and his bikes to their limits all while getting unrivaled content in the process. This particular video and photo shoot included Rob’s Sporty getting equipped with some ‘ice friendly’ tire tread so all of his stunts could be maintained out in the tundra. Our 970 Series Shocks kept the rear stable in even the iciest of conditions giving Rob the confidence in his ride to pull as many wheelies and slides along the slick as his heart desired. Check out just a few shots from the shoot and be sure to follow him on Instagram and Facebook for much more!

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NEW FOR 2017: Lowered Fork Spring Kit for 2017 Harley-Davidson FL Touring Models

Posted by on Dec 22, 2016 in New Products, News, Product | Comments Off on NEW FOR 2017: Lowered Fork Spring Kit for 2017 Harley-Davidson FL Touring Models

Progressive Suspension has expanded their Lowered Fork Spring Kit offering by adding the new 2017 FL Touring models to their lineup. The Fork Spring Kits soak up the small road bumps, yet are firm enough to absorb the molar-rattling ones. Spring rates have been chosen to reduce front end “dive” during braking, yet still provide excellent ride comfort. Better yet, we warranty our fork springs for life! Progressive Rate Fork Springs have several advantages over straight rate springs. A Progressive Rate Spring has the advantage of a rising rate resistance to compression. The benefit of this is that the spring can be soft enough at the start of the travel to offer a “plush” ride, yet be firm enough at the end of the travel to soak up the big bumps.

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NEW FOR 2017: Monotube Fork Cartridge Kit and Fork Spring Kit for 2016+ Sportsters models!

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in New Products, News, Product | Comments Off on NEW FOR 2017: Monotube Fork Cartridge Kit and Fork Spring Kit for 2016+ Sportsters models!

True high performance front suspension has finally made its way to the 2016 + HD Sportster line. Progressive Suspension’s state of the art Monotube Fork Kit represents the peak of front end handling for the venerable XL and replaces the sloppy open bath internals with high pressure gas charged dampers. Also available is our Fork Spring Kit. The ‘Original’ Progressive Rate Fork Springs soak up the small road bumps, yet are firm enough to absorb the molar-rattling ones. Spring rates have been chosen to reduce front end “dive” during braking, yet still provide excellent ride comfort. Better yet, we warranty our Fork Springs and Monotube Cartridge Kits for life!

Apps for 2016 and newer Sportster models. No mods are required and installation is relatively simple.

 

 

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