Honda Red Wing Rider
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Central City, La.
you should be able to get by with just replacing the spring. Highlifter sells just the spring or you can replace the whole shock. The spring along will give it more payload over factory and help with the sagging.
There are a few different ways to give it more support, the cheapest is to install spring spacers. They are made of different materials such as pvc, alum and steel. All of these are homemade. 2'' spring spacers will give you all the support you will every need, you may even be able to drop down to 1.5''.
Measure the diameter of the shock itself and this will give you the pipe ID. using a piece of pvc pipe and a glue on coupling with give you the thickness you need to support the spring.
The biggest problem is that you will need a spring compressor to take the shock apart to install a new spring or spacer.
98/01 Foreman 400/450 Halfbreed with to much to list according to the site