Rebound springs for a 53 front end

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Derf
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Rebound springs for a 53 front end

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Post by Derf » Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:35 am

I’m looking for some rebound springs for my front end on my 53. Does anyone know if another year would fit mine, or should I just look for aftermarket springs?
Thanks in advance.



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Re: Rebound springs for a 53 front end

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Post by VPH-D » Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:51 pm

The 53 still had the small diameter fork springs and bottom spacers. The -49 factory springs were available up until a few years ago for about $70.00. Try an H-D dealer and ask him to do a parts search for a set of springs.
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Re: Rebound springs for a 53 front end

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Post by Derf » Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:28 pm

Thanks for the reply. I’m not looking for stock 53 springs. I’m looking for rebound springs, or at least I think they called that. I’m looking for the new style springs that have separate springs in the forks for rebound. I believe it would also come with a shorter dampner.

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Re: Rebound springs for a 53 front end

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Post by Panacea » Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:38 pm

If you plan to use the OEM style tubes you'll have to stick with the early dampeners, they are held into the bottom of the tubes with a large snap ring. You could go with late tubes and sliders off an electraglide if you must have the top out springs but then your drum brake won't fit.... Mike

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Re: Rebound springs for a 53 front end

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Post by VPH-D » Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:30 pm

Yikes ! I never heard of top out springs, thought you meant fork springs.
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Re: Rebound springs for a 53 front end

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Post by fourthgear » Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:17 pm

Bills custom cycle in Pa. has OEM fork springs if thats what you are looking for or you can get cutom springs from JP cycle , off the top of my head I can't think of the co. name , Progressive springs , may be .

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Re: Rebound springs for a 53 front end

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Post by Panacea » Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:08 pm

I have a set of progressive suspension springs collecting dust if you want them, PM me. VDH-P, I was refering to the late style dampeners that slide down into the tubes with a short "topout spring" inside the bottom of the tube to absorb the clunk at full extension. Mike

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Re: Rebound springs for a 53 front end

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Post by Derf » Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:16 pm

Thanks Mike

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