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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-21-2016, 07:30 AM Thread Starter
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barons spring

ordered a barons higher rated shock spring from the states for my 1100 and going to lower it 1" at the same time

might have to wait a couple of weeks for the spring to arrive but wondering if anyone has done this? or similar

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-21-2016, 10:36 PM
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I've seen it done quite a few times....it does help compensate for a shock that is on the way out. I just replace the shock with a Progressive 465 and took care of both issues. Turned out to be one of the best things I ever did to the bike....handles better than new.

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-22-2016, 02:10 AM Thread Starter
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a new shock is definitely on the shopping list for the future.. but right now cant afford the £300 ish it will cost, the spring only cost me £50!

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-22-2016, 04:31 AM
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I just ordered the progressive spring myself to put on my bike. Shock doesn't really feel like it's on its way out, but just need a little more stiffness when riding two-up.
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same here.. very soft and spongey when two up

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-25-2016, 12:47 PM
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I have that spring on mine, LOVE IT!!!
I think they should use that from the factory. Mine isn't lowered but it sure helps just the same.

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good to know! cheers

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They sell just a progressive spring for the factory shock? Where can this be found?
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-26-2016, 05:06 AM Thread Starter
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its not progressive just a stiffer rating, copes better with the heavy bike

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-27-2016, 06:02 AM Thread Starter
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this is the slightly stiffer rated barons spring - Barons Rear Shock Spring - VStar 1100 - BA-8543VS - Phat Performance Parts

the same place do sell a progressive spring too - Progressive Suspension Rear Spring - Various Yamahas - PCS-SPRING - Phat Performance Parts


to be honest, i wish i saw the progressive one before i ordered! but nevermind

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