Looking for fork spring options for 40mm Husky

weimedog

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The standard Husky vintage places have only stock. The Progressive spring folks don't have a set long enough .. (or so they say )

Anyone know where to get stiffer than stock fork springs for those 80's era husqvarna forks?

What about cutting a few inches off the stock spring? Anyone try that?

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2001 VOR503 V-Cross
1982 husqvarna XC430
1974 Bultaco Frontera 360
6 Kids, Four Ride, 3 race. (cr125, yz80, 2 KX125's)
Case 780, INT 1066, Ford LTL9000...and a Percheron
 
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On my bikes, Husky and Maico, I tested a number of different lengths of pcv pipe used as spacers with the stock springs. For my riding they seemed to tighten up the front end making is more responsive. I stopped looking for new springs. This quick fix did the trick.
 

weimedog

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Think your right. I have two sets of stockers. Ever try cutting a few inches off a spring?

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2001 VOR503 V-Cross
1982 husqvarna XC430
1974 Bultaco Frontera 360
6 Kids, Four Ride, 3 race. (cr125, yz80, 2 KX125's)
Case 780, INT 1066, Ford LTL9000...and a Percheron