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Offline aalsalem

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No Rebound springer front suspension
« on: January 11, 2020, 10:48:24 PM »
Hi, i have a 2009 softail cross bone and the bike has no rebound on the front suspension or very little. i checked the large retainer nuts on the rebound springs distance from the top of the nut to the top of the spring rod and it is .750 inches so am fine there.

is it time to change the spring set ? or just the rebound spring ? if so dose anyone know what's the best to go with ?

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Offline JW113

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Re: No Rebound springer front suspension
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2020, 06:39:36 PM »
Did you buy it new? Is there any chance somebody put a lowering kit on it?

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Offline aalsalem

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Re: No Rebound springer front suspension
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2020, 09:06:56 PM »
Did you buy it new? Is there any chance somebody put a lowering kit on it?

-JW

yes i have instilled on it the Lowering Rockers Kit, i think it doped it around 1 1/2". do you think its because of the lowering kit ? if so isn't there a way we could lover the springer with out losing ride ability ?

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Offline Blazing Saddles

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Re: No Rebound springer front suspension
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2020, 06:39:22 AM »
As a long time Springer rider and one with several friends who also ride Springers; I'll bet you simply over-torqued the front axle nut.

Offline a_disalvo

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Re: No Rebound springer front suspension
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2020, 08:15:06 AM »
Had the same problem with my 2005 classic springer! The pivot point on the front brake caliper had corrosion and was seized. Took it apart, cleaned and added a coating of never seize, problem solved. Frank

Offline JW113

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Re: No Rebound springer front suspension
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2020, 08:15:46 AM »
You'll have to talk to other springer owners that have done this. But in general, when making alterations to a bike's suspension, it doesn't come for free, there's almost always a compromise. In this case, it sounds like style for ride quality. A common trade off.

-JW
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Offline aalsalem

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Re: No Rebound springer front suspension
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2020, 08:36:43 PM »
thanks all, will take it apart and check, but will double check my axle 1st.