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Progressive Front Springs for my VTX1800F

I am having difficulty locating information on what Progressive Front Shock Springs I need for my 08 VTX1800F.

If anyone has any info they don't mind sharing with me on that, I would appreciate it.
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I installed some on my bike several years ago. They much improved the ride and the dipping. Mississippi pot holes are hard on tires and suspensions
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Thank you Curt!
I need these badly now!!
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Bare has spring info, pix and a tool section
https://tech.bareasschoppers.com/sus...ment-vtx-1800/
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I greatly appreciate that Hans&Feet! I do prefer to do my own work when possible.


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May I ask,,, Harlin


why do you think you need new front springs.. ?????????


all the "F"'s come with different springs then all other VTX1800.... they are similar to Progressive springs.
I still have my Stock springs in the bike.. I am 250 pounds.. and have 88,000 miles


just asking.


I am a canyon carver... and "X" sport bike rider.
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May I ask,,, Harlin


why do you think you need new front springs.. ?????????


all the "F"'s come with different springs then all other VTX1800.... they are similar to Progressive springs.
I still have my Stock springs in the bike.. I am 250 pounds.. and have 88,000 miles


just asking.


I am a canyon carver... and "X" sport bike rider.

I seem to bottom out real easy on bumps that I would not think I should bottom out on. It sounds and feels like a metal on metal THUD when I hit a decent bump. My triple tree and forks feel solid when I shake and yank on them when she is on the left so it is making me think I need a firmer Spring system. I am all ears if you know of something I need to check or do Man!


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Low on fork oil???
Less oil = more air which compresses relatively easy.
This in true on my 1300, I expect the same on the 1800

Each 1800 fork has a specific job for compression and rebound.

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Low on fork oil???
Less oil = more air which compresses relatively easy.
This in true on my 1300, I expect the same on the 1800

Each 1800 fork has a specific job for compression and rebound.

There is a damn good chance of that.
I'll check into that before I do anything.
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