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Old 12-21-2012, 09:07 AM   #1
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Progressive 12" on 08-11 Night Rod Special

I'm considering going with the 412 12" springs on my nrs. I would love to see some different angled pictures showing how much of the rear tire the stock rear fender cover with 12" springs. If you own a pair of the 12" springs please share your experience. I know the 440's are a better spring but i am on a budget and mainly changing out the spring to lower the bike.

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Old 12-22-2012, 01:19 PM   #2
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:44 PM   #3
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PM me your e-mail. I just did this on my 07 DX. I went with 440 12" and I did the lowering fork springs on the front. I can e-mail you nice quality pics my buddy took (he is into photography).

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Pm sent. Thanks in advance.

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Old 12-22-2012, 05:42 PM   #5
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did it maintain the rake?
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:39 AM   #6
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did it maintain the rake?
I am not 100% on answering, though the rear came down 1/2", I tweaked the front by replacing the PCV spacers with customs that I made to keep the front drop as close to 1/2" as I could get.

I did notice the 440s make the bike feel more connected with the road and the front is a little harder than the OEMs. I noticed it as soon as I test rode it and very happy with the results.

I'll have to let the experts chime in.

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Old 12-25-2012, 08:52 AM   #7
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I dont think going to a 12 would lower the rear a half inch as that 1/2 is on a angle.
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:30 AM   #8
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I just updated the gallery with the latest shots

Taken back in July 2012 and shows the 440s on the bike.

http://www.1130cc.com/gallery/browseimages.php?c=517

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Old 12-26-2012, 09:25 AM   #9
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I think your right now that's near perfect


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Old 12-26-2012, 12:10 PM   #10
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Thanks. I just want to ride but have to wait for the snow to melt and roads to clear up......
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:21 PM   #11
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What progressive 412's you buy they list several 12's. I live in Manitoba I know snow.

oops just saw 440's
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explain the front please....
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explain the front please....
I just purchased the 440 12.0" for rear and lowering kit for the front. I did not use the OEM spacers from Progressive, but went out and purchased PVC and cut to my needs and ended up with what I wanted. I really can't explain. You have to pull the OEM springs out of the front and have the Progressive lowering springs in front of you to get a picture of it. I think the Progressive kit lowers the front by 1" and I was not looking to go to 1", just 1/2" inch.

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