It does lift a little but it seems like as soon as you sit down on the bike, all the lift comes out. Since it changes the angles on the shocks, it makes them easier to compress. This means a softer ride and most, if not all of the lift will be gone while sitting down. It does make the bike easier to steer. I just went on the first ride in 4 months due to an ATV accident in which I crushed a vertabrae in my back. We rode 65 miles on Sunday in some of the nastiest terrain the is to ride in. Mountains, rivers with giant round river bed rocks, mud, extreme rock and dirt, etc. My back held up really well. It would usually hurt me for two days after a ride like this before the Perfex. Not even a pain this time.Does this lift the bike? I'm more trying to get a softer ride. We just got back from Windrock this past weekend and rode about 175mi. 50 the last night we were there. This thing beats me to death. I'm not as young as I once was.
Does he have one of the older 400 Foremans? If so, they have an entirly different shocks. Shorter travel but ALOT softer. If he has a 450, it should not ride softer than yours if he has stock suspension. Unless he has rode it so hard he has wore the shocks out or something.Well, I'm not 50. But after a couple of days riding this thing it makes me feel like I am. I've felt a buddies Foreman and his is alot softer than mine. Even before I changed to the progressive shocks. I'm just basically trying to make it ride better. By the way I'm 39.