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Old 09-09-2012, 12:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I ordered the Progressive monotubes today...hope they work out OK
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think you will. I installed a 1" drop set on my wife's last two Road Kings and they really rode well after the install.
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Old 09-10-2012, 03:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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had them installed out in sturgis along with the 440's on the rear. i really like them. no buyers remorse, it was a great upgrade in ride and handling.
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:54 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I ordered the Progressive monotubes today...hope they work out OK
I ordered them a couple weeks ago but the big long box arrived with nothing in it but the fork seal kit. :-(
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:47 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Put the stock height progressive mono tubes on the 09 CVO loved them.

Put 1 inch lower mono tubes on the Fatboy for the 21 front wheel, love them.

Much less brake dive, much better control and handling.
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I ordered them a couple weeks ago but the big long box arrived with nothing in it but the fork seal kit. :-(
The box was opened during shipping somehow. Dennis Kirk immediately shipped replacements. Looking fwd to getting them installed. Gonna have my lower fork legs powdercoated at the same time.
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Old 09-15-2012, 03:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have been thinking about doing the mono tubes, it was nice to see more positive results from riders.
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Old 09-15-2012, 03:40 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I ordered a set also. Steve at GMR is doing a 120R for me over the next couple of weeks, and installing the Mono Tubes, Glide Pro, Bandit clutch, pipes and other assorted goodies. I've good things about the Mono Tube cartridges!
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:32 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Got a set stock length to go with my 440's. Best thing I ever bought. However, after I went to a 21" and 18" combo, which really raised the bike up and gave me sidestand issues (since worked out). Knowing what I do now, I'd have bought the same setup, but 1" lower.
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:49 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I read (once) somewhere that you have to replace the gas monotubes every five years. Can anyone confirm or deny this? I've had them for over two years and they're a nice ride.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:46 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Had a friend remove Progressive 1" lowering springs and went with the 1" lower mono tube...He said he could not tell much differance in the two...He gave me the 1" lowering springs and I like them...
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:33 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I read (once) somewhere that you have to replace the gas monotubes every five years. Can anyone confirm or deny this? I've had them for over two years and they're a nice ride.
They have Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Keep your receipt.

I just had them installed last week. Ride seems improved but bike has now been stored until Spring.

Nice thing about the cartridge system is "No More Fork Fluid Changes"!

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Old 11-16-2012, 04:48 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Ordered mine yesterday. With the Ohlins 3/3's on t he back I should be good for suspension.
As Tom Petty said, "The waiting is the hardest part".
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:56 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I put the stock heighth Monotubes on mine with Ohlins 2-2s on the rear along with the Bagger Brace and Commander IIs. Love the ride and handling!
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