PROGRESSIVE fork springs with PVC spacer too firm - Cut 1/2 inch off the PVC spacer?
I had my mechanic put new 15wt fork oil. While there they checked the Progressive fork springs I have in the forks and they told me that the fork springs were under too much pressure from the PVC spacer (too much preload). Bike is a 2007 VTX 1300 S.
They said they could cut off 1/2 of an inch to 3/4 of an inch from the PVC spacer for less pressure on the fork springs. This stroke me as odd as the PVC spacer is the one provided by Progressive. I haven't read of anyone cutting the PVC spacer due to too much "pressure" (preload).
The front rides too wild though. It transmits all potholes. It's too firm. As said current setup is Progressive fork springs (with Progressive PVC spacer) with 15wt oil, and I'm not happy with it. Thinking of switching to Honda OEM springs with 15wt fork oil.
Anyone know if cutting off 1/2 of an inch from the PVC spacer will work fine or should I just go back to Honda's OEM fork springs?
Could it be that the Progressive fork springs wee incorrectly installed by my previous mechanic which causes the PVC spacer to put too much pressure on the fork springs? The installation of Progressive fork springs looks to be too simple and easy so no chances of *******g up the installation, but my previous mechanic was very crap (as I unfortunately learned once I knew more about my VTX).
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Last edited by EuroDude; 02-15-2017 at 06:38 AM.