Previous Owner installed Progressive. Bad deal.

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Previous Owner installed Progressive. Bad deal.

Post by SteveB123 »

Installing my new PS front springs, using my custom cut 2X2 extractor tool, dumped out the oil, and pulled the old springs.

One spring each side, progressively wound. CR*P!

Oh, wait.

New spring on top, old springs on bottom.

Gee, that's different. Around 68 turns of spring, vs. 45? 42? whatever turns of the new, labelled box with the correct part number for my application. WTF!

Some one installed the WRONG Progressive Suspension spring in my bike. Spring wire is slightly thick, so potentially the spring rate could be the same, except the coil bind will happen much sooner, and who frickin' knows what the donkey used for fork oil.

RDWHAHB time now.

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Re: Previous Owner installed Progressive. Bad deal.

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Curious as to how the front end feel will change with the new springs now!
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