Stiffest Front Springs?

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    Hi all, I know Progressives are stiffer than stock, but what other options are there?

    thanks.
     
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    The Progressive worked for me. :cool::cool::cool::cool::cool:
     
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    What model did you get?
     
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    Part no. 11-1529 direct from Progressive web site. Could tell the difference right out over the stock springs. Very nice.
     
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    Any decent suspension place will have a selection - and can match it to YOUR weight. BUT it is not just the springs that are soft in R3 front ends. The Hydraulics are weak too. I know @Joesmoe had the front end on his "T" done using an emulator (sadly not much use on USD forks).

    I am using 1kg/mm linear rate springs with 30mm preload and a 120mm airgap. And better hydraulics.
     
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    Progressives for me too with grade 7 oil on my 16 roadster...stiffened her up more than stock....tried wilbers on the rear then settled on Ohlins...rides way better than stock now.
     
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    Wilbers front and rear for two of my rockets
     
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    Going up in oil weight, shrink the air gap down 10-15% and putting in Wilber’s springs made the stock cartridges work great!

    You’ll want something around 1.0kg springs if your anywhere near 200lb, higher if you ride fast, like 1.1-1.2.

    You can always step up to a full cartridge replacement or call Racetech and go with their suggested rate.
     
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    OK so I got the Progressives, found 2 links on this site on how to install them and both were dead. Is there another tutorial somewhere? Thanks
     
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