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    Progressive Front Suspension

    Has anyone here installed the monotube suspension in there F6B? Was there a noticeable difference in ride quality? I'm in Michigan and wondering if you had a dealer and if so which one, or know of a competent mechanic to do this install. I know there are other products, but I am asking about the Progressive units.

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    I removed my forks and took them to a dealer were I was going to watch and ended up helping. After it was all done I think I could have done the whole job.
    I did feel a difference in the ride. Felt better in the curves and a bit smoother ride. Still feel the bumps but things like man hole covers are smoother.

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    JimmyT, GATeach and several other of our 'spirited' riders have installed the Progressive Monotubes and all of them will tell you that is a major upgrade from the stock system.
    If you go to YouTube, search for "Traxxion Dynamics Gold Wing suspension" you'll see a series of videos by Max McAllister. One of them at about the 11 minute mark shows a cutaway for the stock suspension and why it is worth upgrading.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleaver1 View Post
    Has anyone here installed the monotube suspension in there F6B? Was there a noticeable difference in ride quality? I'm in Michigan and wondering if you had a dealer and if so which one, or know of a competent mechanic to do this install. I know there are other products, but I am asking about the Progressive units.

    Thanks, Marty
    Call Jason, GM, at Central Motorsports in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan..They have done many, many Trike conversions and also do suspension up-grades using Progressive and Traxxion fork springs...I was going to do this in September, but family issues interfered ...I personally chose the Traxxion conversion parts as I preferred them, but both work fine....Regards

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    I use the progressive front, big difference for me. Really helps in bumpy corners.
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    Just made a dealer appointment for 23000 mile service. Tires, handlebar risers and all balls steering. Now I am wondering if I should also do the progressive forks while it's there.
    Always looking for a smoother ride.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by billsim View Post
    Just made a dealer appointment for 23000 mile service. Tires, handlebar risers and all balls steering. Now I am wondering if I should also do the progressive forks while it's there.
    Always looking for a smoother ride.......
    If your planning on doing the work you indicated, most definitely up-grade the front forks etc....Unless you are going to sell the bike soon I would not spend the money, but if you keep it a while I would consider the money well spent..I am leaning more towards the Traxxion springs, but they both make a difference, or so I am told...I planned to do it last month, but now am going to wait until Spring of next year, unless I move to another bike...Regards and ride safe

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    I have the Monotubes. Put them in myself. I also changed out the head bearings to the tapered All Balls bearing. The ride is definitely improved. With the monotubes , bearings, Superrace and Helibars, my front end is tight and tracks beautifully.
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    Besides what I wrote already, full disclosure:
    Isleen has the Traxxion "Mega-Monty" package installed.
    Would not trade it for anything.

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    Thank you for the info. I will find out how much extra the dealer wants for adding this.
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