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dhanisch

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Fork Springs
« on: October 12, 2009, 05:25:57 PM »
Well, finally got my G5 out of Hock.  Kudos to All Power Sports of Granby MA for paying attention to detail.  Seems the Tranny was missing a thrust washer.  Anyhoo, I am loving my R.E. to the extent my Bonnie feels neglected.  I have noticed that the fork springs are mushy to say the least.  Anyone know if Progressive Suspension makes springs for this unit?
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Re: Fork Springs
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2009, 05:59:28 PM »
I have noticed that the fork springs are mushy to say the least.  Anyone know if Progressive Suspension makes springs for this unit?

I would try a little thicker oil in the forks before you ante up for some new springs.
I found that 20w fork oil is too mushey for my kind of riding so I switched to 30w and it was too thick. So now I mix half 20w and half 30w and it's perfect.
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Re: Fork Springs
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2009, 07:03:37 PM »
You also may want to change the oil in the forks paying attention that they were filled equally. My 2009 model was not. After getting an equal and proper amount of oil all the things I complained about vanished.

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Re: Fork Springs
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2009, 12:31:01 PM »
Thanks for the input y'all.  Will give it a whirl before the weather in the NE deteriorates much further.