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I'm planning on installing a set of Progressive springs later this spring (when I'm not freezing my a$$ off in the shed!) and I had a question about the spacers.

Is it better to use the spacers that came with the kit or modify the stock spacers? Is there that big of a difference between the two?
 

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It' better to use the spacer they supply (if they give you a long enough piece). Apparently Progressive has not being doing a great job in that department......shorting by an inch or so.....

If they don't give you a long enough spacer tube just use some schedule 40 PVC from the hardware/plumbing store.

The stock spacers are thin metal, and can be cut down and re-used, however they may or may not have some rust spots - or be significantly rusty such that you may not want to re-use them and chance contaminating the fluid.
 

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cbjr0256 said:
It' better to use the spacer they supply (if they give you a long enough piece). Apparently Progressive has not being doing a great job in that department......shorting by an inch or so.....

If they don't give you a long enough spacer tube just use some schedule 40 PVC from the hardware/plumbing store.

The stock spacers are thin metal, and can be cut down and re-used, however they may or may not have some rust spots - or be significantly rusty such that you may not want to re-use them and chance contaminating the fluid.
Okay Chuck! tell us about your sig pic??
Two bikes, but neither is a 98 1100 Spirit?? What gives??
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MarkC said:
Okay Chuck! tell us about your sig pic??
Two bikes, but neither is a 98 1100 Spirit?? What gives??
MarkC
Those are the two bikes we rented in Australia over the Christmas Holidays, that was a picture taken along the Great Ocean Road at one of the scenic overlooks.
 
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