Author Topic: Modifying front forks  (Read 184 times)


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Modifying front forks
« on: June 04, 2019, 07:45:31 pm »
My wife has a pretty much pristine '82 Ascot. the front forks have never held air very well. I had an '82 Goldwing and I changed to progressive springs. Is there some kind of kit available for the Ascot to do away with the air forks ? Thanks in advance.
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Re: Modifying front forks
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2019, 12:02:44 pm »
Yes , Race tech makes a spring in all spring rates a little pricy but well worth it .I am 215 lb and I am using a 90kg straight weight spring rate that is firm with 15wt oil .Air forks are junk for the most part, I just eliminated mine altogether. Progressive also makes springs too. I use the Race Tech ones on my vintage race bikes also, Depending on the weight of the rider most likely 80kg or 85 kg spring would work well unless you heavy like me lol. They are easy to change too