I was concerned when the new springs were 1 inch shorter than the stock ones. Didn't know if I got the right ones or not. I called MotoSport & they gave me the # for Progressive. After calling them & explaining, they told me not to worry. The springs are shorter, but a heavier wind than the stock springs. I put the springs in (as well as new seals & bushings) & the ride seems a bit better. Not as apt to want to bottom out. Haven't got to ride it much, so I don't know how long the new parts will last. The stock parts lasted around 47,000 miles, don't think i'll have the bike another 47 thou. But (as of now) I would recommend them.
Progressive Fork Spring Kit
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- Lifetime manufacturer's warranty against sag or breakage.
- Progressive rate fork springs soak up small bumps yet are firm enough to absorb the larger ones.
- Rates of the progressively wound springs have been designed to fit each model.
- Spring rates have been chosen to reduce front end 'dive' under braking.
They were fairly easy to install on my 07 VTX1300S. It really smoothed out the ride. Well worth the price.
My stock springs were flat and dangerous . These were the best quality and price . Now I can get the last of the nubs off the side of my tires . Excellent handling with .progressive rear shocks .
I know a lot of things you buy for bikes are advertised as the greatest thing since sliced bread, but this really is. Immediately noticed an improvement in handling, mostly because the old worn springs had changed the 'trail' of the front end. An experienced shade tree mechanic can do this job in under an hour. Simply jack the bike, remove the fork caps and old springs and spacers. Insert new springs and spacers, replace fork caps and you are done. I rate this job 2 beers at most.
I bought the progressive spring kit to rebuild my frontend on my 92 FZR600. The bike rides awesome. Handles like its on rail. Motosport is great. Thanks
Very easy to install for the smoothest ride ever. I am a heavier rider so I left in larger spacers. The front and feels so much better
Most manuals will say to put the tight wound end at the bottom, but says this is done because sometimes there will be less spring noise. The springs will perform exactly the same regardless of which direction they are placed.