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Why are the new springs from progressive 1 inch small the the old origanal springs. Will it lower the front a little. And why the 1 inch difference.
 

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I read on bare's website the new springs are 1/2 inch shorter but will raise the bike about an inch and the goldwing springs can also be used. They are an inch longer and will raise the bike anout 1 1/2 inches.

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they(progressive) say their springs are wound differant, I cant remember what they call it but are supposed to be the same height as stock once installed....but I thought they lowered my bike some when I installed them.
 

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I just put em on last week. They raised mine a little. It was a little easier getting it off the lift after the install.
 

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Yes i measured the old springs and they measure at 19 inches and new ones at 18 inches. I`m not a math wizzard but if the new springs ar 1 inch shorter then wouldn`t it make the bike sit lower and not the same height. they say to use the same spacer that was in the bike. jsut wondering b4 i put em in tomorrow.What if i put in new spacer and made up the 1 inch difference?would it matter?The directions call for using old spacer..
 

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Mountain man said:
Yes i measured the old springs and they measure at 19 inches and new ones at 18 inches. I`m not a math wizzard but if the new springs ar 1 inch shorter then wouldn`t it make the bike sit lower and not the same height. they say to use the same spacer that was in the bike. jsut wondering b4 i put em in tomorrow.What if i put in new spacer and made up the 1 inch difference?would it matter?The directions call for using old spacer..
They seemed to slightly raise my bike as well. Yes they are a bit shorter, but they are not as spongy as the stockers and do not compress as much from the weight of the bike. Hope this helps.
 

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Ok thanks for the info. I will install them tomorrow as i already installed the stearing bearings. I hope to have a new ride feel.
 
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