Main Motorcycle: 2012 Bonneville Mag Wheel
Join Date: Sep 2012
Other Motorcycle: 2013 Honda CB1100
Hagons or Progressives?
(edit: I'm adding Ikons to the list here, too)
OK, I've pored over more shock posts than any human being should be expected to, and I still haven't found exactly the info I want for my specific situation.
I'm looking to improve the suspension on my '12 Mag Wheel - I'm tired already of the jarring slams up through the spine even over the smallest high-frequency bumps. I upped the pre-load after reading about that in another thread on here (even though it seemed very counter-intuitive!), and that really did help, but it's still far short of a cure.
I'm not looking for Valentino Rossi-level stuff here, and although most of my riding on this bike is through local canyons and mountain roads, I ride at a VERY moderate pace on it. In other words, this is my "slow down and enjoy the ride" bike, and I'm looking for comfort more than ultimate handling.
I'm 6' and about 175-180 lbs.
I'd already pretty much decided on Hagons from much of what I'd read here, and the recommendation of a fellow RAT, but a guy at my the dealer I just bought my bike from highly recommended Progressives instead. So (short of just saying f -it and going for Ohlins), I'm open to suggestions and opinions between the two...
(*I'd also like to add that I want to stay with something that looks like the stock unit: chrome with the upper cap, if possible.)
“The strong survive, but the courageous Triumph.”
― Michael Scott, "The Warlock"
Last edited by Papa Weeley; 11-08-2012 at 01:10 PM.