Technical

What is FST?

Posted by on Jun 9, 2017 in Product, Technical | 0 comments

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 2016: 490 Sport Series Shocks

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016 in New Products, News, Photography, Product, Technical | Comments Off on NEW FOR 2016: 490 Sport Series Shocks

picture1A true sport performance shock at heart with an unbelievable low cost, the new 490 Sport Series Shocks feature a high-pressure monotube with deflective disc damping technology, hand threaded preload and a rebound adjustment to dial in the ride. This technology coupled with a linear rate spring allow for consistent feel through the damper stroke and the ability to withstand extreme temperature ranges and heavy loads. An engineered jounce bumper with a built-in metal cup also help smooth out and control bottoming. From pounding the pavement around town to hammering around the tarmac on your next race day, the 490 is the perfect choice for your performance demand! MSRP is only $649.95 for the pair and fits the H-D Sportster, Dyna, V-Rod, Touring and the Triumph Bonneville, Thruxton and Scrambler models. See more info here!

 

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Video: How to Set Sag on your Motorcycle Shocks

Posted by on May 26, 2016 in Bikes, Product, Technical, Video | 2 comments

Screen Shot 2016-05-26 at 10.59.39 AMWe updated our video on how to set sag on your motorcycle’s shocks. You might be asking yourself, “What is setting Sag? and why is that important to me?” The bottom line is if you want to get the maximum comfort, performance, and efficiency out of your shocks, you’re going to want to set the sag and by the time you’re done adjusting, have about 3/4″ of sag between having the rider (you) standing above the bike and then sitting (so that the shocks are compressed). For a more detailed set of instructions check out the video here on our youtube channel or for a less visual approach, read our written instructions below!

 

How to set sag on your motorcycle:

1 The proper pre-load setting will allow the rear suspension to sag, or compress, approximately ¾” when loaded.

2 To check sag, take a measurement from the center of the rear axle, straight up to a vertical point on the rear fender or frame with the unloaded rider off the bike.

3 Then, take a second measurement using the same loaded points with the rider(s) sitting on the bike.

4 The difference between the two measurements is the ride sag.

5 If the bike is sagging too much, increase the pre-load to the suggested amount of sag.

6 Spring pre-load adjustments are made by turning the Upper Cover on the shock.

7 Turn this adjuster clockwise to increase spring pre-load (make spring stiffer) and counterclockwise to decrease spring pre-load (make spring softer).

8 Set the pre-load equally on both shocks using these reference marks as your guide.

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Product Service and Lifetime Limited Warranty Program

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 in Product, Technical | 2 comments

lifetime-warranty-flyerThe best warranty service you MAY ever need; that’s our motto for our Limited Lifetime Warranty. With the Progressive Suspension Product Service and Warranty Program, we’ll have your claim repaired or replaced and on its way back to you within a few days in most cases, so we can get you back on the road or in the dirt before you start to show withdrawal symptoms. Give our techs a call and get a RETURN MERCHANDISE AUTHORIZATION number BEFORE you send it back!

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NEW FOR 2016: Progressive Suspension Fork Oil

Posted by on Feb 16, 2016 in New Products, News, Product, Technical | Comments Off on NEW FOR 2016: Progressive Suspension Fork Oil

fork oilBrand new for 2016, we at Progressive Suspension are proud to announce we are now stocking our own formula of Fork Oil. No more running around the web wrangling up all the project components you need to take care of your forks as you can now get it all from one trusted source! Recommended for use with our fork suspension products. Available in a Standard 10wt Type E and Heavy Duty 20wt. Our special blend formula helps provide superior damping and long lasting lubrication along with anti-foaming, anti-rust and anti-corrosion attributes. It also maintains temperature stability, minimizes fluid leakage, resists fading while preserving fork seals. Exceeds all known OEM and Harley-Davidson warranty requirements. Made in the USA! fork-oil-press

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NEW FOR 2015: Products for 15+ HD Touring Low models

Posted by on Nov 11, 2015 in New Products, Product, Technical | Comments Off on NEW FOR 2015: Products for 15+ HD Touring Low models

New for 2015 and available for 15+ HD Touring Low models, we are now offering both our FST equipped Monotube Fork Cartridge Kit and our Progressive rate Fork Spring Kit to help improve the front end handling of your motorcycle.HDTouringLowFor more info, check out these products and more at: http://www.progressivesuspension.com/

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