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They do indeed. Spent plenty there already. Just didn't know they have those parts.
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I'm sure it's posted elsewhere, and I'll do a search, but I'll ask in this thread anyway and risk the flaming....

What's involved with changing out the fork springs?

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While we are here with plenty of help - Can someone let me know the size of the socket needed to remove the cap on the top of the forks - Its about 30mm.
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1-3/8 socket, 3/4 drive usually. There's a howto under this Suspension section of the forum.
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While we are here with plenty of help - Can someone let me know the size of the socket needed to remove the cap on the top of the forks - Its about 30mm.
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As the "sportysrock" just wrote ... There is a "how-to" for installing fork springs in this forum. It's a "sticky post" and was written by me.

Here is the link: http://www.xlforum.net/vbportal/foru...ad.php?t=16217

Just follow the instructions, and everything you need to know is there.

Also, if you don't have the H-D Service Manual for your bike ... you need to get one.

Note: The required 1 3/8" socket required to remove the fork caps is not normally available for your 1/2" drive ratchet ... it's only avail for a 3/4" drive ratchet, so use these parts shown below in order to use your 1/2" drive ratchet or breaker bar with the needed 1 3/8" socket:

1 3/8" socket - 3/4" drive

3/4" drive to 1/2" drive adapter
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I bought mine from J&P. They fcuked up and sent me the hugger kit.

A quick call to progressive confirmed that the springs themselves are the same as on a standard kit, except the spacers are different lengths.

No biggie, I made up my own, and made them a half inch longer for a firmer ride.

The ones in the kit weren't cut squarely anyway, I made sure mine were so they seated properly.

Read Ron's thread as posted above. Lots of good advice in there.
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I also didnt know that...good to know..I'm thinkin of upgrading and NRHS and Dan are only about 20 minutes away from my house....good news
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