Progressive says: Finally an inexpensive and easy to install solution to the handling challenges faced by most touring models. Does not hang below the frame or impede ground clearance. Keeps motor/swingarm assembly aligned with chassis without introducing unnecessary vibration to the rider. Fits 1993-2008 Harley Davidson Touring Models.
He/ Fred Mathews & She/ Cindy Knower
He said: Have you ever had the feeling when making a turn on/off an interstate ramp that your back wheel is all out of whack like it might fall off? Or, you are challenging the speed limit and you start to feel a tank slapper coming on? This is often called the bagger shuffle. Some people think that it is their tires, the pressure in the tires, or their suspension settings.
She said: He also had the feeling of getting jabbed in the ribs when I was a passenger on his bike every time he would take off and it felt like the back end of the bike was going to slide out from under me.
He said: After researching the various items on the market the Progressive Touring Link appealed to me the most. Easy installation, no ground clearance interference, and affordable pricing were some of the factors. Many cycle shops recommended it also. Hawg Pasture Motorcycles in West Salem, WI has had great luck with their customers that have bought them. Dave @ Hawg had me bring in my bike so they could install it. After about an hour I was ready for testing. Most anyone with the proper tools can install it in less than 1 ½ hours. Look for their ad for more details on Hawg Pasture Motorcycles.
She said: My thought was “Great, one more thing to encourage him to drive too fast! We’ll see if this thing really works.”
He said: Testing included hard cornering, high speeds (on a closed courseJ), and rapid accelerations. No matter what I did the bagger shuffle would not show up. I also noticed that my engine upgrades were more noticeable as torque was not lost through the stock mounts. At no time did I notice any extra vibrations.
She said: On a closed course, my ass! It was more like on-ramps with a marked speed limit of 25 mph that he took at 65 mph! But, he’s right, when I hopped on the back for the test ride, there was no more wobble in the back end of the bike.
He said: Install the Progressive Touring Link and enjoy your touring Harley with more confidence in the corners and at speed. Many riders thought the bagger shuffle was normal and just dealt with it. Now you don’t have to “deal with it” any more. It also creates the look of performance if someone notices it on your cycle.
You can find our more at: http://www.progressivesuspension.com/tourlink/ or check with your local motorcycle shop.
He Said/She Said
By Fred Mathews & Cindy Knower