Another Progressive Thread - Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum
2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions For repair, maintaining or modifying discussions related to the newly updated 2008 and beyond, Generation 2 KLR650 Motorcycle.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 Old 12-06-2012, 12:23 AM Thread Starter
2nd Gear
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Silver City, NM
Posts: 217
Another Progressive Thread

Gotta add my name to the list. Late yesterday my new Progressive front fork springs came in and I installed them today. Just a 3 mile ride to the market and back and I was grinning like an idiot. (there's any doubt ??)

Without question, that's the biggest single difference I've made on that bike. Front end dive on braking is gone - it goes down about 3" on a hard stop and that's it. Along with the 6.6kg rear spring, the bike handles like it's on rails. Feels very solid, but very well damped and is a pure pleasure to ride.

If you're on the fence about spending the bucks on this or that, go with these. I'm amazed.


P.S. New Cycra front fender came in, too, and mounted it today but don't have decent pics up yet. It looks great and just what my mind's eye pictured. I like it.
biglar is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 12-06-2012, 11:10 AM
1st Gear
vfrkent's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Gresham, OR
Posts: 25
+1 on the Progressive springs, add the Ricor valves and you start looking for big speed bumps to go hit.

vfrkent is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Progressive Shock... Lockjaw KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion 7 10-03-2012 09:32 PM
Progressive 465 preload\sag OHRider 1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods 3 06-29-2012 08:53 AM
New from progressive Aron31 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions 1 04-14-2012 08:24 PM
Progressive Springs 2007 KLR todd5250 1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods 5 04-14-2012 03:04 PM
Progressive 465 shock Waynem 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions 8 07-26-2010 07:01 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome