Progressive Springs


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Psycheonabike
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Progressive Springs

Post by Psycheonabike » Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:07 am



Hi, sorry for plethora of questions. Just having to make some radical changes and need to make them quick as this bike is my commute.

I have some progressive springs available and wonder if it's a straight swap? What do I do with the banjo bolt on the right hand fork, just disconnect it or blanket it off?

Thanks again....!!



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Re: Progressive Springs

Post by CrystalPistol » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:55 am

Psycheonabike wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:07 am
I have some progressive springs available and wonder if it's a straight swap? What do I do with the banjo bolt on the right hand fork, just disconnect it or blanket it off?
I blocked mine, no air needed in forks with Progressives.
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Re: Progressive Springs

Post by Psycheonabike » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:59 am

Thanks...I've managed to source some springs again now....... What did you use to block it off?

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Re: Progressive Springs

Post by CrystalPistol » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:26 pm

Psycheonabike wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:59 am
Thanks...I've managed to source some springs again now....... What did you use to block it off?
I used correct threaded short bolt with washer in fork tube, a bolt & nut and two copper washers on banjo fitting. You could reuse the banjo bolt using washers or a larger nut in place of banjo fitting on tube, then just used another bolt & nut & washers on banjo fitting itself.
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Re: Progressive Springs

Post by Psycheonabike » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:18 pm

CrystalPistol wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:26 pm
Psycheonabike wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:59 am
Thanks...I've managed to source some springs again now....... What did you use to block it off?
I used correct threaded short bolt with washer in fork tube, a bolt & nut and two copper washers on banjo fitting. You could reuse the banjo bolt using washers or a larger nut in place of banjo fitting on tube, then just used another bolt & nut & washers on banjo fitting itself.
Thanks. Ive managed to get my hands in a replacement hose now. Good to know though 👍



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