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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Scott Horton from Str8up SJ

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 in Events, Video | Comments Off on Scott Horton from Str8up SJ

Been working with Scott and Roger from StraightupSJ for a while now and can’t say anything but good things about them. Scott runs our 444 Series Shocks on his Sporty and says they ride and perform great. As hard as he rides we’ll take his word! Crazy to find out that Scott just turned 23 and with as much talent as he has now we can’t wait to see what this guy is up to when he is 33.

Had the privilege to ride out with him and Roger this last weekend. Here are some of the photos from the day along with a killer video by @nevermoore as well!


Was going pretty slow and walked/rode away with no damage done to the bike or himself. Bung King Sliders saved the day!



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Biker’s Choice FROM STOCK 2 ROCK

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 in Product, Technical, Video | Comments Off on Biker’s Choice FROM STOCK 2 ROCK

Watch as Biker’s Choice transform a stocker 2010 Police Electra Glide into a smokin’ hot black beauty using our Fork Monotube Cartridge Kit among some other great parts.  

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Ride to Work Day June 17th 2013

Posted by on Jun 17, 2013 in Events, News, Video | Comments Off on Ride to Work Day June 17th 2013

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is encouraging all motorcyclists to commute to work on a motorcycle for national Ride to Work Day. “Ride to Work Day is a great way to show that motorcycles are fun to ride as well as an economical way to transport yourself from one point to another,” said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman.

Here at Progressive Suspension a lot of us ride and own bikes. This year we did a little video to honor the day and had 14 employees participate. Check out the video below:

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First in a Series Revealing the inner Workings of Progressive Suspension

Posted by on Aug 9, 2011 in News, Video | Comments Off on First in a Series Revealing the inner Workings of Progressive Suspension


Ever wonder what it takes to build a shock?

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