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Offline esmoojee

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RaceTech vs Progressive
« on: July 07, 2018, 03:36:09 pm »
If anyone has an opinion on which is a better ride, I’d love to hear.

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Re: RaceTech vs Progressive
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2018, 06:40:20 pm »
Are you asking about front or rear suspension?
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Re: RaceTech vs Progressive
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2018, 10:22:25 pm »
My guess is he's talking about the front, but I'd love to hear what you have to say about the rear as well.  I don't think I've seen anyone talk about racetech for the rear before....since I've been around anyway.

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Re: RaceTech vs Progressive
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2018, 02:15:18 am »
If you are timing front suspension don't waste your money on the progressive springs. Depending on your weight choose the Sonic 1.1 or 1.2 fork springs. The rear has several options, ZZR 1200 shock, C-14 shock being the two most popular.
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Re: RaceTech vs Progressive
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2018, 04:34:02 am »
Sorry, should’ve clarified. I was referring to the front. Thanks Jim. I’m looking into those too. I’ll probably go with the c-14 rear shock.

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Re: RaceTech vs Progressive
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2018, 01:29:58 pm »
Race Tech Gold Valve Cartridge Emulator kit.  No question.

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Re: RaceTech vs Progressive
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2018, 02:07:57 pm »
Sorry, should’ve clarified. I was referring to the front. Thanks Jim. I’m looking into those too. I’ll probably go with the c-14 rear shock.

IF you decide on the C-14 shock, make sure you can find a lowering rocker to bring the back of the bike
back down to normal ride height before you start.  Soupy's lowering links will not fit with the wider C-14 shock
spring.  Leaving the rear end up high makes the center stand kinda scary, and the side stand puts the bike at
a very uncomfortable angle.  The progressive rear shock is much more plug-n-play, but it is pricey for a new one.
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Re: RaceTech vs Progressive
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2018, 02:19:49 pm »
Thanks for the info guys!

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Re: RaceTech vs Progressive
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2018, 07:02:55 pm »
The soupys links won't work with the ZZR1200 shock either. If you can find one of the Norm Sourcy lowering rockers that would be your best bet.
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Re: RaceTech vs Progressive
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2018, 05:43:55 am »
I've got about 20K on a progressive rear, feels good and no issues (bought it used).  Getting ready to order the Sonic Springs for replacement along with fork seals and oil.  :beerchug:
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Re: RaceTech vs Progressive
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2018, 07:54:14 pm »
Thanks again guys for the info.  If I go with the sonic springs, do I need to cut spacers or are they included with the springs?