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Progressive springs install and still have Clunk

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  1. retzdaret
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    Oh, btw guys, remember that you will need less oil then original spec with the Progressive springs. they are a little bigger and take up more space.

  2. kvperrjhill
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    Thanks Aussie. Glad to hear you got rid of the clunk. Sounds like you had a great ride after getting the bike back. Appreciate the feedback.

  3. Havndet
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    I got my progressive springs in. My dealer only quoted my 175 to do the install. I cant even buy a jack and a torque wrench for that hardly I dont think. So I may just let him do it. I was going to get him to check the steering head bearing stem nut while he is at it.

  4. retzdaret
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    $19.95 for a torque wrench:

    harborfreight.com

    And $20.00 to make a bike lift

    nightrider.com

    There is no way I would pay someone to do this. It is insanely easy.

    Took me less than an hour to do this on my 650, and most of that was because I changed out the fork oil when I did it.

  5. unpitten
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    I got my progressive springs in. My dealer only quoted my 175 to do the install. I cant even buy a jack and a torque wrench for that hardly I dont think. So I may just let him do it. I was going to get him to check the steering head bearing stem nut while he is at it.
    I agree with retzdaret, it's an easy mod. I've done the mod on two v star 13's but I do have a jack. Get yourself a 22mm socket for the fork bolt caps.

    FWIW I bought the jack at HarborFrieght on sale plus a %10 off coupon that was in the phone book. HarborFrieght's in-store prices tend to be cheaper than the on line price. My total for this jack was $58.00.

  6. chaser38
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    unpitten-
    Did you use and braces or supports under you bike/on top of your jack to account for the "belly" that hangs down beneath the frame? If so, please describe.

    Thanks,

  7. Lrtoflamancha
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    Your front bearings need to be tightend every 4 K miles. They do this by tightening the big nut that is below the handle bars. When I had this done it removed the clunk for about 1500 miles... then it came back. I watched them tighten it so from now on I will do it myself.

  8. kvperrjhill
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    You might as well buy the jack. You will need it for other maintenance and modifications. The springs were easy for me too.

  9. unpitten
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    unpitten-Did you use and braces or supports under you bike/on top of your jack to account for the "belly" that hangs down beneath the frame? If so, please describe. Thanks,
    I'll admit I have just jacked the bike up without any other supports added; but when I need more stability I use a couple of 3/4" boards to secure things better. I can only assume that the "belly" of the engine is strong enough to take the pressure from jacking it.

    I thought about making a couple of boards that are notched in places to avoid putting pressure on the bottom pan... just haven't gotten around to it.

  10. chaser38
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    I thought about making a couple of boards that are notched in places to avoid putting pressure on the bottom pan... just haven't gotten around to it.

    Looks like that's my solution, too. I'll let you know if I discover any thing else..

  11. Heff1
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    Hey Aussie 1300,
    I here you having a birthday next week, it's not your front end clunking, it's your hips old timer. Turn your hearing aide up

  12. Heddj519
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    G'day Heff,

    I heard the same thing, poor Ol' Fella.

    Happy birthday Barry!!!

    Jeff

  13. Heff1
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    His eyesight is just as bad, he thinks it's a 1300 but most likely a 650 with load pipes.

  14. auzzie808
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    Gentlemen, you obviously have nothing better to do with your time,so please make arrangements to bring all of your cleaning gear to my house tomorrow. The bike needs a good wash and polish, for my birthday!!!

    Now that I am 21 (x 238.1%), and old enough to drink, I may have a refreshing ale or 2 to celebrate my turning of age.
    Cheers fellas.

  15. Heddj519
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    Quote:
    His eyesight is just as bad, he thinks it's a 1300 but most likely a 650 with load pipes.
    Ouch!!! I like the sound of those loud pipes though.

    The old 21 (x 238.1%) hey, now that is gettin' old. I can say that as I'm just a youngin' as I won't be that old for oooh just under four weeks as the missus keeps remindin' me.

    Oh, if this weather holds mate I won't be cleaning bikes I'll be riding it for a change.

    Jeff

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