1949 M Seat Spring

Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:04 pm

I bought a new spring and shock, after installing, the seat is at a very sharp angle to the steering wheel. Were there two different lengths of spring? The shock I think is correct. Thanks

Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:09 pm

Nope,my H is the same way.A guy told me if ya want to,cut a little off the spring.Mine is going down a bit now,the more I'm on it.Maybe tie some weights to it???Kevin PS the other one was for heavier guys!!!

Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:41 pm

The important thing is where its at when your sitting on it. Most I've seen ride to low with even a light weight operator.

Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:54 am

Thanks for the come back, I will leave as is for time being, never use it, get it out a few times a year, just to hear it run.

Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:09 pm

there are also a few diffrent spring tensions that are avaible. you can tell what spring you have buy how many notches are on the top of the spring.


Mon Dec 24, 2007 12:21 pm

I'm pretty sure that the different tensions are no longer available. Replacement springs are available from a variety of sources, but all of them are the heavy duty spring.

Mon Dec 24, 2007 1:22 pm

I've got a replacement on mine and I'm about 180lbs. and it rides to low for my liking.

Tue Dec 25, 2007 6:15 am

I have the 180# beat by a good bit. Seems the seat is about level with me on it. I looked for the marks and could find none.