Seat springs to complete suspension job

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by fabrozor, May 2, 2011.

  1. fabrozor

    fabrozor Active Member

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    Hi,

    I'm 242 Lbs (110 kilogrammes) heavy guy and i have short rear shocks.
    I'm looking for seat spring which could complete / assist the rear shock in the suspension job.
    I hesitate between different seat spring

    QUESTION :
    Do you have some opinion on the springs references above which could accomplish this job ?

    Thank you


    Here is a sample of the Custom-Chrome catalog.
    2011 Custom-Chrome catalog, page 2.21 :
    http://www.custom-chrome-europe.com/uploads/media/SEC_02_2011_FRA_CCE_WEB.pdf

    Seat spring ref : 632061
    http://www.customchrome.net/icatalog/ProductDetails.aspx?sku=632061

    under seat shoke ref 696743
    http://www.customchrome.net/icatalog/full.aspx?page=0081

    under seat shoke "Choppershox" ref : 697025
    http://www.stunatacustoms.com/images/Custom%20Bobber%20Motorcycle%20-%20Shovel/Bobber_6.jpg

    Seat spring with silentbloc "Choppershox" ref : 697024 (On 2010 catalog)


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  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Are you saying that the springs on your short shocks are bottoming out?
     
  3. fabrozor

    fabrozor Active Member

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    Hi HDDon.

    Thank you for replying.

    I'm not sure if the rear shocks are botoming or if they are too hard.
    Anyway i'll put a spring seat and i'm looking for the better springs i listed to do the complementary job.
     
  4. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    All of the spring and spring/shock combinations that you referenced require a solo type seat with a front piviot. You would have to modify your current frame to accept these types of seat/spring/shock combos. If it were me I would first find out what rate spring I currently have and try to purchase a stronger rated spring for the shocks.
     
  5. fabrozor

    fabrozor Active Member

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    You're right i plan to purchase a solo leather seat and to order a metal plate to fix on the frame and to bolt the seat on it.

    Your suggestion to look for stronger shock springs is wise but i feel the current shock springs can do an acceptable job which might be perfected with a pair of seat strong springs ( + that would also look very nice on the bike).

    Do you know which seat springs models are the strongest ?
     
  6. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Several of the spring/shock combinations have different rate springs and I'm sure the sellers would know which combo you need. I also notice that the springs in the combos were preload adjustable. I would caution that if your current shocks are bottoming out you will end up with a rigid style ride which will further lower the rear and could cause you some severe handling problems. If you contact one of the aftermarket shock manufacturers I'm sure you can have a pair of shocks that will give you a better ride and improved handling. Works Shocks will build a set of shocks to your size and bike. Progressive Suspension will also taylor shocks to your needs. You also might want to look into a set of Arnott/Bilstien Air shocks.
     
  7. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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