A little help please, fork spring ID

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A little help please, fork spring ID

Postby John Hilmer » Wed Jun 24, 2015 4:08 pm

Folks,

I'm still trying to help member Dr.Nurse recover from being merged into and the resulting crash. He is doing well though the quacks still don't know if he might have a cracked rib. I have the bike running well with new front forks and triple set installed with freshly rebuilt carbs. Brian reports it is running better than it ever did before. :D

Below is an image of a front fork spring that I believe is a progressive brand spring because it has two different winding rates. In other machines this is a good indication that these are in fact "Progressive Brand" versions.

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I suspect the above but can't for the life of me recall what the factory spring look like. Are they a constant wind rate?

Hence I've no clue if these are factory or the after market "Progressive" versions.

Please let me me know if you can identify them so I'll know what these really are. :oops:

Thanks,

John
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Re: A little help please, fork spring ID

Postby spotthedogg » Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:14 am

I have my old springs in the bin, I'll try to remember to look later. I know Angie's CBR250 came with springs that looked like that, not sure if that is progressive or just dead coils. Progressive or dual rate springs suck BTW
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Re: A little help please, fork spring ID

Postby John Hilmer » Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:52 am

Well,

Can anyone confirm that the standard Honda springs have a constant wind rate?

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Re: A little help please, fork spring ID

Postby Captain 80s » Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:19 pm

John Hilmer wrote:Well,

Can anyone confirm that the standard Honda springs have a constant wind rate?

John


I have 2 sets of stock CBR600F2 springs on my bench, and they look identical to that.
Those look like any stock Honda spring from the 80-90s.
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Re: A little help please, fork spring ID

Postby John Hilmer » Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:22 pm

Captain,

Thanks, this was what I was worried about.

The Honda springs that I'm familiar with are a constant wind rate and I wanted to assume these are progressives. So this two stage wind rate isn't a defining factor it seems.

I'm still in the dark about what these might be as I type this.

Scott,

Why are you so negative regarding the progressive version? Can you explain about this a bit?

John
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Re: A little help please, fork spring ID

Postby boomtank » Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:00 pm

Bump...

I know this is an old thread, but Id thought Id through this in.

Upon rebuilding my forks I came across the same question. Are theses progressive brand, did someone upgrade them before me, are they stock?
I found a sitcker on the inside and looked up the website.
www.showa1.com

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Label on shock


As far as the spring itself mine looks the same. Just over 17 inches on my 88.

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Spring


Not sure if this helps or not.
Keep the rubber side down out there ;)
Speed never hurt anyone. It's the sudden stop at the end that does :o

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Re: A little help please, fork spring ID

Postby John Hilmer » Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:51 am

Yep,

Those look like what came out of his '89.

They probably are factory Honda parts.

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Re: A little help please, fork spring ID

Postby Chase_ponzetti » Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:32 pm

To John Hilmer. I have a 89 VTR 250 and am in need of one of your "y" fuel joint fittings. Contact me at: mastercard10111@yahoo.com. Thank you!
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Re: A little help please, fork spring ID

Postby John Hilmer » Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:13 am

Chase,

I've sent you an E-Mail as requested.

John
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Re: A little help please, fork spring ID

Postby John Hilmer » Fri Jul 01, 2016 3:56 pm

Folks,

Just to put closure to this off topic thread, all is well and Chase will be receiving the fuel tube he needs next Tuesday, 7/5/16.

Once we connected via E-Mail things went smooth.

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