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Will the highlifter springs give me a bad angle on my rear u joint? I dont care for them for the lift but more for the weight capacity for when I have passengers and stuff my 28's tend to meet my fenders
 

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The HL springs don't really add much lift at all. The shocks are still the same length so any extra lift you notice actually results from the bike not compressing the heavier suspension as much as it did the stock springs. The extra 100 lb capacity is great for the extra loads you mentioned.
 

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Hold up on buying those Springs for a few days. I may have a solution that will be a lot better for your needs.... and adjustable.

Look for a post Wed or Thurs.
 

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You have my attention too!
 

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I have the HL Lift Springs on the front and rear. have had them for about a year now and I love them. I really don't think that I gained any ground cleareance other than maybe a 1/2 up front. But the thing that I like about the springs is that it makes the bike more predictable in turns and hard cornering. Not to menition the extra weight capasity that the springs can hold on the front and rear racks without sagging or bottoming out the shocks. I really can't say anything bad about them.

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Not this time This should be an "off the shelf" solution.
 

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I'm all ears!!!!!!!!
 

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Building a better mouse trap are we.........
Not this time This should be an "off the shelf" solution.[/quote]


Are you looking at the CTE shocks we get on the bikes up here?
 

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Building a better mouse trap are we.........
Not this time This should be an "off the shelf" solution.[/quote]


Are you looking at the CTE shocks we get on the bikes up here?[/quote]


Yes, I have found a way to get the 2007 version of them here in the US and at a pretty darn good price.

I feel with the adjustability of those you can have a stiffer spring when you are carring a load on the rear (or the front when using the plow) and a softer springs when you want a great ride on rough terrain... and of course the middle adjustment for normal etc

Please correct me from your experiance if I am wrong.

I didn't want to say anything until I tested them. I just checked and they didn't come in today, should be here tomorrow.

The total cost for all FOUR coilovers (assembly shock/spring) is around $300....IF I have the part number correct (Honda Mechanic says I do)

In my opinion $300 for all new adjustable coilovers (springs and shocks) that have updated valving and can be adjusted for Spring preload at all 4 corners for various conditions is worth it. Especially when compared to paying $120 ish (plus tool and install time) for just stiffer springs that you can't adjust to your riding style, trail conditions, and or load front or rear.

Now that we have figured out how to do it (Honda red tape), the Dealer I am working with says he will order them for anyone that wants a set.

My biggest concern is if I used the part number for the standard CTE set or the Camo CTE version because I really want the red springs. It is my understanding the Camo CTE version has black springs instead of red.

Hopefully I will know tomorrow afternoon.
 

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Seems like a great price. To be honest my riding experience with the springs has been limited. I adjusted them on my buddy's Rubi to his preference and he loves the ride. Not as smooth as his IRS AC but a **** of a lot better than his Eiger! I set it up for 2 up riding on gravel roads.
I have had a few runs on his bike and found the setting a bit stiff for my riding style but I didn't try readjusting the springs for those short runs. I have no doubt that they can be dialed in by anyone interested enough to take full advantage of the adjustability.

Just a note of caution. The springs are adjusted using the phillips screwdriver in the factory toolkit. No special wrenches required. I find that the screwdriver is not a tight fit in the adjuster due to its pointed head. If I were adjusting these springs on a regular basis I would either cut the end off the screwdriver to allow it to fit better in the adjuster or make another tool out of a properly sized rod to avoid damaging the adjuster.

I figured the whole CTE development deal would be milked by marketing here in Canada for a while and then the springs would be available on all the bikes. Hope they work well for you.
 

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ditto $300 sounds good to me
 

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Honda Mechanic posted these prices in a previous post. $662.54 for a full set. $300.00 is a sweet deal indeed.

The Honda TRX500FG CTE shocks are:

Front--- 51400-HN2-A22 costs $135.35cdn each
Rear----52400-HN2-A22 costs $195.92cdn each
 

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How much would that be US dollars? I am terrible with money conversions.
 

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How much would that be US dollars? I am terrible with money conversions.
That's $680.43 US.
 

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Wow I hope they are only 300$ cuz if they are 600 I may just have to go with the HL springs or make some adjustables off another brand work
 

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Wow I hope they are only 300$ cuz if they are 600 I may just have to go with the HL springs or make some adjustables off another brand work
The same part numbers I ordered do cost over $600 if ordered in Canada, my dealer is getting them for $300 here in the US.

The kicker is IF they are the right part.

BTW, the Part numbers in the post above are incorrect, those are the standard Rubicon Shocks. I double checked weeks ago and those numbers come up in the US parts list for the US 2007 Rubicon.

I brought that to the attention of Honda Mechanic and he did further research and got me the hopefully correct part numbers.

I am going out of state tomorrow to pick up a new 2007 TRX250EX for my wife. If I can make it back in time before they close the dealer is on the way back and I will pick up the coilovers then.

Will post details when I get back.
 
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