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This might sound like a dumb question, but I've had my 1300C for 4 years now and I've never made any adjustments to the shocks from their factory settings.

Can someone explain to me why I should want to change the setting or switch to Progressives. The only nuisance conditions I've experienced in the last four years is that I've noticed that the bike takes railroad crossings and highway expansion strips kinda hard. Would adjusting the factory settings or upgrading to Progressives correct this?
 

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You say factory settings?? What are they set on?? How much do you weigh? Do you ride alone or two up mostly and if so add their weight? I ride alone + 2 up..250# myself, no not telling wife's weight but I run on 3 for best overall ride...one of those things you have to try for yourself but if feels like bottoming out then probably should try adjusting....I would try playing with that before Progressive....also I think I am right, if you jack up the bike where the rear tire is hanging it is easier to turn the adjustable shock.
 

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I run on 4 as 225 lbs myself and daughter or wife (120-140) are often on board. I don't notice a dramatic difference from 3-4 but never have bottomed out.
 

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Before you commit yourself to replacing or adjusting your shocks, try checking your shock bushings. It's not hard, only four bolts. My bike seemed to have a rather harsh ride so I ordered new shock bushings, they sat around on the work bench for months before I got A ROUND TOIT. Needless to say, "Bad Idea"!!!! This is why.

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Replaced these plus changed the shock settings from 2 to 4 and it feels like a whole new bike!!!
 

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Dr. Peter Venkman: ...A disaster of biblical proportions. Mayor: What do you mean, "biblical"?
Dr Ray Stantz: What he means is Old Testament, Mr. Mayor, real wrath of God type stuff.
Dr. Peter Venkman: Exactly.
Dr Ray Stantz: Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling!
Dr. Egon Spengler: Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes...
Winston Zeddemore: The dead rising from the grave!
Dr. Peter Venkman: Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!
Mayor: All right, all right! I get the point!
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What the hell Mike, What is this, pick on the half wit day?????:swear:

Oh.........and BTW, I resemble that remark!!!!!!....Nuh Nuh Nuh!!
Sorry Jim I couldn't resist, I really tried! Really I did! OK not so much :glee:
 
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