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Old 02-16-2007, 09:05 PM   #1
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My local dealer has a set of them for far cheaper than stockers.
And more than half the price of the Progressives.
I am going to do some testing to compare tomorrow BUT...

Does anyone have any feedback on the SPRKF650/700 springs?

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they are good. help with body roll in turns and hard riding. they take up most of the stock sag. witch in return gives alittle lift. I have both front and rear on my P700. the ride is alittle more stiff. but that can be adjusted on the rear shock. the big thing is the frnt end wont dive and roll like stock springs. you should like them.
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I like to hear that!
What about the plastic shock covers do we need to run them?

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they are good. help with body roll in turns and hard riding. they take up most of the stock sag. witch in return gives alittle lift. I have both front and rear on my P700. the ride is alittle more stiff. but that can be adjusted on the rear shock. the big thing is the frnt end wont dive and roll like stock springs. you should like them.
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Hi

Thats good to know i just change for the progr. in the front but now i need it fot the back.It is hard to change it and did you see a difference
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i bet they are actually made by epi???

epi has heavy duty springs also for about 75.00 shipped...i bought some to install on my brute,but ended up getting a good deal on a set of progressive springs already mounted on the struts with the knuckle,bearings,the whole shabang/entire front end assembly for 120 shipped!!!

so,if anyone wants some stiffer front springs,they are up for sale in the for sale section
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I installed the High Lifter springs tonight. Pry bar and 4 hands. None got pinched!
BIG difference!! I can now see the coils whereas before I could not. Probly lifted up
about 1 1/2 inches.
Need to wait till all the rest of the bike is back together and the snow melts!
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i trimmed the plastic spring covers down. so i can use regular shock covers. those plasic cover dont do much of keeping mud off the springs.
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hi, just wanted to throw in my $0.02. I have the highlifter/progressive springs on my 03 P650. Must say they really helped out in the sudden WV, OH, and PA high speed major rut or major tree root in the trail surprise category . When stock the stock tires made the stock suspension bottom out and collapse your legs and shake your spine. the progressive springs and 28" dirt devils make my 650 ride like a Escalade in any condition.
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Is everyone else able to do the spring install like Joebear was?
This is probably my next mod and I was wondering how tough it was to get the old spring off/new spring on.

Is there any huge benefit on the Elka's compared to the Hilifter springs? I hadn't heard much on the EPI's, has anyone run them, or heard much?
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Is there any huge benefit on the Elka's compared to the Hilifter springs? I hadn't heard much on the EPI's, has anyone run them, or heard much?
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FYI: I've had HL lift springs (yellow ones), Progressives and Elkas. The HL lift springs that I had were WAY TOO STIFF for fast trail riding! They are good for mudders tho! The Progressives and Elkas are a good improvement over the stockers (reduces front end dive on corners and under heavy breaking). IMO, you get what you pay for in this instance and the Elkas are a bit better than the Progressives in that the Elkas are a true dual rate spring and seem to be softer over the bumps whereas the Progressives feel more harsh over the bumpy stuff. Don't get me wrong, a set of Elkas is not going to make your Prairie/BF feel like a cadillac IRS quad over the bumpy stuff!

If you have the money, I recommend getting the Elkas. If $ is an issue and you want to do fast trail riding or XC racing, get the Progressives. The HL lift springs (yellow) are only good for mudders or slow paced trail riding.

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