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post #1 of 7 Old 02-07-2013, 07:36 AM Thread Starter
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Progressive fork cartridge kit

Has anyone installed this kit from Progressive Suspension?

Progressive Suspension-Monotube Fork Cartridge Upgrade Kit (Kawasaki KLR650, '08-)

http://aviciouscycle.ca/MainPages/pr...productid=3776

If yes how you like?

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post #2 of 7 Old 02-07-2013, 08:43 PM
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Has anyone installed this kit from Progressive Suspension?

Progressive Suspension-Monotube Fork Cartridge Upgrade Kit (Kawasaki KLR650, '08-)

http://aviciouscycle.ca/MainPages/pr...productid=3776

If yes how you like?
I did mine a month or 2 ago and raved on this forum about what a difference they make. I've done a lot of mods and that one made prob'ly the biggest single difference of any of them. Can't recommend them highly enuf. Nose dive on braking is almost gone and the whole bike feels more solid.
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post #3 of 7 Old 02-09-2013, 11:53 AM
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What kind of expense are these? Also is it possible to just install progressive springs? Did that with a '77 R100/7 and it made a tremendous difference.
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What kind of expense are these? Also is it possible to just install progressive springs? Did that with a '77 R100/7 and it made a tremendous difference.
Forget for sure but price was around $100....and that's all I bought. Put them in according to instructions - a no brainer - and was good to go. Do it.

.................Lar.

P.S. Oops, forgot - I changed the fork oil too and used ATF to replace it.
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post #5 of 7 Old 02-09-2013, 07:33 PM
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Forget for sure but price was around $100....and that's all I bought. Put them in according to instructions - a no brainer - and was good to go. Do it.

.................Lar.

P.S. Oops, forgot - I changed the fork oil too and used ATF to replace it.
$100 didn't sound quite right, so dug out the invoice. The springs were $75.68, including shipping. Bargain at twice the price.

..............Lar.
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The cartridge kit is priced at around $360 - $380

biglar did you install the cartridge kit or the Progressive springs only?
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post #7 of 7 Old 02-10-2013, 07:29 PM
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I installed the cartridge kit on my 08 last fall. ANYTHING is an improvement over stock but I would not do this kit again. The only adjustment is the number of shims between the spring and the shock body and you have to completely disassemble the forks to get to the shims. I wish I had just got springs and emulators thru Cogent, would have been the same cost and I would have gotten more adjustment out of it. I was hoping the cartridges would be plug and play since it is my daily driver but I'm going to have to spend just as much time digging out the shims I put in during the initial install. At least I'm satisfied with the 465 shock I put in at the same time.
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