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What Spring ? 6 Years, 7 Months ago  
Looking at getting a rear spring for the R* Which one is the best Barons or LA Choppers I ride 2 up most of the time and have both bags full and sometime and extra Bag on back. I'm about #170 and the wife is pushing a big #105. I have the stock spring now which I believe is maxed out. Or can I add a spacer on the staock spring to tight,n it up some more?

Let know and thanks for the help.
 
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Re:What Spring ? 6 Years, 7 Months ago  
im going with the progressive one. i asked basicaly what you did and it was overwelming on the progresive spring
 
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Re:What Spring ? 6 Years, 7 Months ago  
you sure you have it turned all the way out? when i have my Star fully dressed with a trunk, plus my then weight of 250 and wife of 115 I was ok. It could have used a little more but it was ok. It does raise the bike slightly though.
 
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Re:What Spring ? 6 Years, 7 Months ago  
Regardless of whether you are maxed on your stock you will love the feel of the progressive over the stock. The bike rides smoother and handles alot better and can not even compare to the stock spring.
 
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Re:What Spring ? 6 Years, 7 Months ago  
javawave wrote:
you sure you have it turned all the way out? when i have my Star fully dressed with a trunk, plus my then weight of 250 and wife of 115 I was ok. It could have used a little more but it was ok. It does raise the bike slightly though.

Do you mean turned in? correct? This put more presure on the spring eh.

How much for the progressive?
 
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Re:What Spring ? 6 Years, 7 Months ago  
Yeah you would have to tighten the nut for more preload and the progressive runs around $80 spring. Plus you could pick up another item and save on shipping since Phats has free shipping with $99 or more.
 
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Re:What Spring ? 6 Years, 7 Months ago  
Barons and L A choppers are now the same HD spring..........
 
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Re:What Spring ? 6 Years, 7 Months ago  
Bought mine from PACIFIC COAST STAR.
 
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Re:What Spring ? 6 Years, 7 Months ago  
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Don't forget to get a "Spring Compresser" for this job..
 
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Re:What Spring ? 6 Years, 7 Months ago  
Or if you have a press or know someone with a press there is a tech article that worked great for me and fast and simple.
 
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