Gregory Bender

Fork spring replacement

Moto Guzzi Quota 1000 and Quota 1100 ES models

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Progressive Suspension replacement fork springs

I replaced my stock Quota fork springs with the often recommended Progressive Suspension 11-1141 springs. I also switched to 10 weight fork oil. Wow, what a difference! I never really thought I had a problem with the stock springs, but I like the Progressive Suspension springs much better (glad I ordered them on a whim!). The front-end dive upon braking is greatly reduced and the Quota corners much better.

Here is the (very easy) replacement procedure:

I purchased these springs from Motorcycle Accessory Warehouse.

The following tips came from Paul Bonneau:

Sonic Springs replacement fork springs

Sonic Springs has two replacement springs, each with a different straight-rate compression. The kg/mm values simply indicate the weight (force) necessary to compress the springs a given distance. The folks at Sonic Springs are very helpful and started carrying Quota specific springs just because one Quota rider was interested. Be sure to give them a call if you don't know exactly what you want.