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Old 03-20-2013, 07:20 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Dirty in all View Post
The progressive from what I understand should be your only choice for the PDS system because it contains no linkage that in essence does the progression on linked bikes.
I ditched the stock rear spring for a Progressive Race Tech. Now that I have the progressive, the Sag can be set correctly for my fat but. Plus, when i load up the bike with gear for camping, I have confidence the progressive spring can handle the weight.... Very happy with this setup.

Forget revalving for now ....

Have you guys re-sprung your bikes for your weight?
You need to be using the correct spring rates -- BEFORE -- you do anything else.

Best of luck! E-Ticket
I agree with E-Ticket.
I am about 185 naked and 6 foot. I don't have the 500, but do have the 530 and I had the bike re-sprung for my weight to Race Tech specs and it made a big improvement in control and ride quality. Straight rate springs in front, no changes to the valving-I told the tech that I felt the valving was fine-new seals and oil along with a good cleaning since it was the first time since new that they have been taken apart. He also installed a progressive spring for the shock and the bladder kit in the reservoir and telescopic needle. No valving changes there either. Pretty happy with the results
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