rear spring change


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FlyBoy2121
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rear spring change

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:32 pm



I GoldWingMen

I have a GoldWing 1800 2003.

I wonder if there have one of all of you who have a CRS Center Stand and on the same motorcycle, he got a Rear coil Sprind Progressive.

There have to say that the Progressive Rear spring change the height of the motorcycle.
I want to change my rear coil spring for a Progressive, but I want to be sure its not change the height of my GoldWing.

FlyBoy2121 :mrgreen:



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Re: rear spring change

Postby thrasherg » Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:23 pm

The progressive spring applies more preload, so the ride height of the wing does increase. Basically the suspension does NOT collapse under the weight of the wing (as the stock spring does) so when the bike is sitting on it's wheels, the seat will be about an inch higher than with the stock spring, the progressive suspension will allow the rear wheel to move up and down, the stock spring looses about 80% of it's travel under the wings own weight so there is almost no upward movement of the rear wheel due to the rear shock being almost fully compressed under the bikes weight. The advantage is the bike handles a lot better wth the new suspension and is easier to get on the center stand (stock center stand), but if you are a bit short on the inside leg measurement that extra inch of seat height could make coming to a halt and pulling away a bit more exciting!! I love the change but your mileage may vary!!

Gary

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Re: rear spring change

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:26 pm

I Gary
If I understand your message the motorcycle is higher.
Here is what I'm looking to learn.
I wonder if there're a biker who install a CRS center stand, and Progressive rear spring.
I have a center stand on my GoldWing CRS, since I installed the center stand, I no more pain in my back.
If the Progressive spring puts the bike higher, I lose the function of my CRS and I'll be too short leg.
This is why I would like to find a biker who have two option.
I have not found yet.
Tank You !
FlyBoy2121


thrasherg wrote:The progressive spring applies more preload, so the ride height of the wing does increase. Basically the suspension does NOT collapse under the weight of the wing (as the stock spring does) so when the bike is sitting on it's wheels, the seat will be about an inch higher than with the stock spring, the progressive suspension will allow the rear wheel to move up and down, the stock spring looses about 80% of it's travel under the wings own weight so there is almost no upward movement of the rear wheel due to the rear shock being almost fully compressed under the bikes weight. The advantage is the bike handles a lot better wth the new suspension and is easier to get on the center stand (stock center stand), but if you are a bit short on the inside leg measurement that extra inch of seat height could make coming to a halt and pulling away a bit more exciting!! I love the change but your mileage may vary!!

Gary


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