My Hyperpro progressive spring arrived Friday evening and I orderred it Tuesday morning from EPM. Now to get it mounted... I removed the original and took it to the Honda motorcycle dealer not far from my house about 10:15am Sat morning. He told me the person who could do this was out on a test ride, but I was told it was not likely he could do it Saturday.
I said "thanks, but my bike is on a stand right now, and not that stable, let me check another place". So I then went to the Suzuki Yamaha dealer a few miles away. I was pleased to hear him say he could do it right away, and he walked back into the shop with my shock/spring. When he returned about 30 seconds later he said they could do it but they would have to charge me a minimum of 1 hour labor. At $42.00 per half hour (posted on the wall) I said that will be $84.00 to replace the spring ??? He said yes cause it is a dangerous job. Saying thank you I walked out without having it done.
On my way back home I decided to stop by at my local NAPA auto parts store and speak with the owner, as he has always been extremely helpful over the years when I had car questions - and I had plenty of old cars to keep running with 5 kids driving older cars as teen agers. I figured he could tell me where I might get this spring changed over. So, I walk in, and he says "I know a guy who can change golf cart springs, and I suspect he could do this one too". He says "follow me" and I follow him back to the end of the store into a corner room with "old" machinery along the wall.
Less than 8 minutes later I walk out of the store, new spring mounted over the shock and with the original spring in hand. Total cost $NO $CHARGE!
I love the new black spring - what a difference - such a softer smoother ride!! After putting over 70 miles on the bike Sunday morning I was glad I decided to try this ride changer!!!