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11-05-2019 10:30 PM
dea2477 These might work- not sure
I have a 08 VTX1800F3 and will probably get some progressives in the future


https://www.jpcycles.com/product/zz2...n-fork-springs
11-03-2019 06:37 AM
ervin260
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Originally Posted by fastspek View Post
1 no more bottoming out of the front shocks
2 no more bottoming out of the rear shocks(Progressive's 440 HD)

Resulting in a firm, sporty ride especially noticeable when cornering. The best mode I did on my VTX.
I see. Looks like I don't need to worry with my original springs. Never had that kind of problem...
11-03-2019 06:13 AM
fastspek
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Originally Posted by ervin260 View Post
May I ask... What kind of improvement?
1 no more bottoming out of the front shocks
2 no more bottoming out of the rear shocks(Progressive's 440 HD)

Resulting in a firm, sporty ride especially noticeable when cornering. The best mode I did on my VTX.
11-03-2019 05:05 AM
ervin260
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Originally Posted by fastspek View Post
For me installing the Progressive's springs and rear shocks on my VTX 1800C made a huge improvement. I rebuild the front shocks about every 50.000 km.
May I ask... What kind of improvement?
11-02-2019 03:56 PM
fastspek For me installing the Progressive's springs and rear shocks on my VTX 1800C made a huge improvement. I rebuild the front shocks about every 50.000 km.
11-02-2019 12:09 AM
MR VTX And if you REALLY want to improve the front end, may I suggest installing the Race Tech gold valve emulators & springs...made an absolutely UNBELIEVABLE difference on my 1300, and I tried the Progressive springs by themselves and was not impressed.
10-31-2019 07:19 AM
chuck_VTX F the thud in the front end... is the 2 sets of bushings.... common on all 1800's..

so if you are doing the front end.. number one NEED... are the bushings.

4 bushings and 2 sets of seals... equal about 100 dollars.
but now is the time to think about fork oil

stock is 10 weight... I run 15 weight myself.

20 weight start getting rough..


I rebuilt my front forks last year..
I have done about 20 sets on 1800's.
10-30-2019 09:26 PM
Hardin 08 VTX1800F
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Originally Posted by Hans&Feet View Post
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.
I Love the knowledge and Help that people give here. Proud to be a member of such a fine group of Riders.
10-30-2019 08:07 PM
Hans&Feet 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.
10-30-2019 07:49 PM
Hardin 08 VTX1800F
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Originally Posted by chuck_VTX F View Post
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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