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progressive front fork springs any recomendations

i know once again its not the most taxing or technical question but trawling the internet for progressive fork springs there seem to be about 6-8 options .
can any one recomend something they have fitted or currently use ,its for a scrambler model
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Stock springs, 5W oil, Ricor Intiminators. With this, I get very little brake dive.

I didn't like the progressive springs. All they are is stiffer springs.
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i know once again its not the most taxing or technical question but trawling the internet for progressive fork springs there seem to be about 6-8 options .
can any one recomend something they have fitted or currently use ,its for a scrambler model
I ended up installing Racetech springs which I believe are not progressive. The ride is much more controlled than with the stock springs, especially at speed. Everything else, oil weight, etc. is to stock spec. I may add their cartridge emulators eventually.
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at this point i am willing to listen to all options from every one
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Stock springs, 5W oil, Ricor Intiminators. With this, I get very little brake dive.

I didn't like the progressive springs. All they are is stiffer springs.
Ricor kit is not available in the UK.
We have to buy them from the USA,...which makes them bloody expensive.
I seem to recall that YSS make a copycat version. Someone like Squaredeals would sell them.

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I ended up installing Racetech springs which I believe are not progressive. The ride is much more controlled than with the stock springs, especially at speed. Everything else, oil weight, etc. is to stock spec. I may add their cartridge emulators eventually.
This is the way I went with my fork springs also with emulators, made the Thruxton so much better in all aspect of riding and handling, it cost a bit more (about $400 fitted) but well worth it, I ran progressive springs in my Norton but it made the front end to hard and wasn't happy with them at all, I ended up going back to the orginal spring but upgraded the fork cartrides with moden inturnals (Lansdown upgrade kit) to me progressive spring are to harsh, they are cheap but there are better set ups around, spend the money and do it right and your bike will love you for it as well as yourself, but do the front end up and you have to put better shocks on the back if you haven't already done that.
All up I spent $1,100 on my suspenssion upgrades and was the best investment I ever spent on my Thruxton, but I like pushing my bikes to their limits in tight twisty roads but it also made the bike more stable at high speed runs.

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For a cheap fix, try 15W oil. 15W-40 engine oil works fine.

What was the problem you are trying to fix BTW?
Ride height = shims
Damping = Oil

Or you can spend $$'s or 's

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trying to sort out a very harsh and choppy ride
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See post #2 above. Cheapest, most effective way to mitigate your complaint. You need to deal with the rear as well. Rear loading and response have an effect on the front.

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