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Lowering Link with Progressive Rear Shock
« on: February 08, 2019, 08:30:55 am »
Does anyone know if the Soupy's lowering links or with the  Norm Sourcy lowering block, work with the Progressive 465 rear shock that Murph's sells? I tried to mine some intel with a search but failed.

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Re: Lowering Link with Progressive Rear Shock
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2019, 04:54:57 pm »
Does anyone know if the Soupy's lowering links or with the  Norm Sourcy lowering block, work with the Progressive 465 rear shock that Murph's sells? I tried to mine some intel with a search but failed.
If the shock is made specific for the C-10 it should work with the rocker for sure. The Soupy's links are dependent on the design of the aftermarket shock. If it looks similar to the stock shock then the Soupy's links will work.
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Re: Lowering Link with Progressive Rear Shock
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2019, 09:52:56 pm »
Thank you for that information. I'll probably try and get my hands on a lowering block and go ahead and order a shock from Murph's place.

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Re: Lowering Link with Progressive Rear Shock
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2019, 10:26:13 pm »
I do ask you to contact Norm, and discuss his link, and dimensions as applicable...
I had every "part/link" he produced, and tried them all.  I found them well made, and reliable, he made some good parts...

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Re: Lowering Link with Progressive Rear Shock
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2019, 10:39:31 pm »
I would be happy to contact him. If you have contact information to pass to me, that would be appreciated. Otherwise I'll try to find it here. Thanks!

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Re: Lowering Link with Progressive Rear Shock
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2019, 11:09:58 pm »
Norm Soucy Lowering Rocker info from old discussion;


I thought that the Lowering Rocker that Norm Soucy made {for the C-10} was no longer available.
So I located him.  :great:

{Has the 1 1/2" in stock}  Said he can make different heights.
   (He now includes new bearings and seals in all Lowering Rockers and sells)  {$200}

We briefly discussed the use of his Lowering Rockers and Longer shocks.
I told him, that people would be interested in his Lowering Rockers because of installations of C-14 (or other) shocks.

If this is of interest to anyone , contact him.

Here is his up to date info:   sanleonster@gmail.com
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NOTE: Several of us have now used the 1 1/2" Rocker and a C-14 shock on our C-10's.
          With this set up the bike is about the same height as stock.
          I think the Lowering Rocker is not required if you use a ZZR-1100 or 1200 Rear Shock.
              That info is available on the forum..

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Re: Lowering Link with Progressive Rear Shock
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2019, 12:46:53 pm »
I used Norm's 1-1/2" rocker with the ZZR 1200 shock and it worked very well.
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Re: Lowering Link with Progressive Rear Shock
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2019, 07:27:52 pm »
Yes it will work
I did exactly what you are talking about with the lowering links to The Mule about 2 years ago
Did it with a bunch of other things while I had the bike apart.


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Re: Lowering Link with Progressive Rear Shock
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2019, 03:27:11 am »
Thanks for the additional posts and information. The current contact information is is great!

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Re: Lowering Link with Progressive Rear Shock
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2019, 03:32:37 am »
Yes it will work
I did exactly what you are talking about with the lowering links to The Mule about 2 years ago
Did it with a bunch of other things while I had the bike apart.

Do you know how much your bike was lowered, and what size link you utilized in combination with the Progressive 465? If I decide to dig into the bike I'm going to get one of the 1.5" ones that might be in stock.
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Re: Lowering Link with Progressive Rear Shock
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2019, 12:59:09 pm »
Was this ever completed?

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