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 Post subject: proflex beast
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:21 pm 
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I have been offered one and as I no sweet f.a. on them any thoughts, i haven't seen it but am told it's retro/
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 Post subject: Re: proflex beast
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:36 pm 
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Great bike, came in two guises, depending on which one you have been offered, i had one like the green version, very similar to the Proflex 856. Elastomer shocks need replacing ideally with a spring version, but you can still get the Elastomers from ebay etc. I've still got my 856 and love it.

Some pics added so you can compare, including a pic of my 856, so you can see the similarities on them.

Jussa :)


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 Post subject: Re: proflex beast
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:44 pm 
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There are two versions, depending on what year - around 1996? was the gls (ground linkage system) version (swingarm above the bb) and then 97/98 was the pro active version (swingarm away in front of the bb). i had one of the pro active versions. Rode really well and wish i didnt sell, as would like another. But if its a gls, might be elastomers (which may need replacing) or could be the ods (oil damped system/shock) spring. If, 97 the pro active, then it be a noleen nr2 and if it has problems. Then they can be rebuilt


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 Post subject: Re: proflex beast
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:36 pm 
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cheers for the info


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 Post subject: Re: proflex beast
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:40 pm 
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Be interested in some pics when you get it, as would like to get another proflex


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