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dennislp
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springs

Postby dennislp » Sat Jul 04, 2015 1:22 am



my front end was very harsh pulled the springs out there is 2 springs a inner and outer both full size also made a loud rubbing in tube when front moved I have never seen these springs has anyone here there aftermarket but don't know what brand



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dingdong
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Re: springs

Postby dingdong » Sat Jul 04, 2015 7:49 am

What you have is an early version of Progressive springs. New Progressives are single springs.

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newtothe1996wing
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Re: springs

Postby newtothe1996wing » Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:50 pm

Put the single (no preload top spring) in my 96 SE, made a world of difference in the way the bike rode, and handled. Best money I have spent on the bike! :D

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Re: springs

Postby newday777 » Sun Jul 05, 2015 6:43 pm

Have you changed the fork oil yearly? The ride difference is amazing changing it yearly.
When were the forks rebuilt last? The bushings are probably worn.
Get some new Racetech springs and Gold Valves. Much better than progressives.

dennislp wrote:my front end was very harsh pulled the springs out there is 2 springs a inner and outer both full size also made a loud rubbing in tube when front moved I have never seen these springs has anyone here there aftermarket but don't know what brand

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Re: springs

Postby dingdong » Mon Jul 06, 2015 7:43 am

newday777 wrote:Have you changed the fork oil yearly? The ride difference is amazing changing it yearly.
When were the forks rebuilt last? The bushings are probably worn.
Get some new Racetech springs and Gold Valves. Much better than progressives.

dennislp wrote:my front end was very harsh pulled the springs out there is 2 springs a inner and outer both full size also made a loud rubbing in tube when front moved I have never seen these springs has anyone here there aftermarket but don't know what brand


Newday777: Better in what way. :?:
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1983 GL1100A Wineberry to sell 36,000 miles

1999A Restored and sold at 19,000 miles

1999SE Totaled by cager at 105,000 miles

Re: springs

Postby newday777 » Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:25 am

Refreshed fork oil gives the proper dampening that the forks are to do.
New springs give your bike the proper ride height.
Gold valves add dampening control adjustment.


dingdong wrote:
newday777 wrote:Have you changed the fork oil yearly? The ride difference is amazing changing it yearly.
When were the forks rebuilt last? The bushings are probably worn.
Get some new Racetech springs and Gold Valves. Much better than progressives.

dennislp wrote:my front end was very harsh pulled the springs out there is 2 springs a inner and outer both full size also made a loud rubbing in tube when front moved I have never seen these springs has anyone here there aftermarket but don't know what brand


Newday777: Better in what way. :?:

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newday777
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1983 GL1100A Wineberry to sell 36,000 miles

1999A Restored and sold at 19,000 miles

1999SE Totaled by cager at 105,000 miles

Re: springs

Postby newday777 » Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:27 am

And bushings help guide the fork legs sliding up and down. Worn bushings will wear the tubes and legs egg shaped and then replacement of the legs and tubes will be necessary.

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Re: springs

Postby dingdong » Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:46 am

I was asking specifically of the Race Tech springs and Gold valves. What is different and better about them?


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