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I am replacing the fork seals on my '82 GS750E and decided to order Sonic springs while I have it apart anyway. In looking at my Clymer manual, it says the fork spring lengths should be 17.8" and 6.0" . The springs that were in there are 17.4" and 2.5" (not a typo!).

I realize that the bike seems to be somewhat of a Frankensteined mish-mash of parts from various years, but I have no idea how the springs could work properly being so short. When assembled, you have to compress the springs a bit to install the cap bolt so it seems to be right. I do not know how long the Sonic springs will be so hopefully they will work out.

Any thoughts on this?
 

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After so many years under compression, I'd imagine the springs have shortened somewhat... not sure if they would get that short though.

You could always go with some race-tech springs. They're all the same length and you use a custom spacer+preload-spacer to get the right over all length.
 

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Thanks CaTacL1sm... I hear that the Sonic spring kits come with the custom spacers as well so hopefully I can dial it in.
 
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