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SQ4 - stronger rear springs required

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:30 pm
by berniejones
First ride of the year, two up, confirms that the rear springs in my '56 Anstey units are not sufficient for the job.
They are original so probably no surprise but I'm wondering what options are available as replacements?

Are there also uprated sidecar versions? If so,maybe those would be good for two-up riding around the local pot-holed lanes hereabouts.

What thoughts please?

Thanks,
Bernie

Re: SQ4 - stronger rear springs required

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:49 pm
by roger.fellows
Hi Bernie, Drags are out of stock but expected to have some in 2 - 3 months time. There has been quite a bit of discussion here recently.

Re: SQ4 - stronger rear springs required

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:02 pm
by alan.moore
have a look at this post Bernie it may help

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=9051

Cheerrs

alan

Re: SQ4 - stronger rear springs required

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:30 am
by berniejones
Thanks - I hadn't spotted that thread - seems to be exactly the same problem.
Will order a pair and wait for that 'long last' email to arrive!

Cheers,
Bernie

Re: SQ4 - stronger rear springs required

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:32 pm
by JohnnyBeckett
try harlow springs ltd phone 01279 429004 they made me springs give them a ring they are good went today at 10 am and got my springs made and pick them up at 230 pm

Re: SQ4 - stronger rear springs required

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:24 am
by berniejones
Thanks Johnny - spoke to them today :)

Cheers,
Bernie

Re: SQ4 - stronger rear springs required

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:06 am
by berniejones
New springs in 0.312" wire arrived yesterday! When I removed the cap nuts there was no pressure at all on the underside. One spring had fractured in two places and both had developed a permanent set of about 30mm.

After fitting the new ones the bike is sitting much higher and a test ride confirmed all was well - no more bottoming out and noticeably improved over speed humps and poorly fitter drain covers (which we seem to have in abundance around here!).

Another plug for Harlow springs who were excellent.

Cheers,
Bernie

Re: SQ4 - rear springs price?

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:37 am
by pauldridge
Hi Bernie
Glad your problem was solved.
May I ask what was the price for those springs?

Re: SQ4 - stronger rear springs required

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:19 pm
by berniejones
Hi Paul,
Have PM'd you.

Cheers,
Bernie