Replacing weak fork springs with progressive springs.


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Replacing weak fork springs with progressive springs.

Postby wishbone63 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:27 pm



Are there any tutorials on this site showing how to replace my front fork springs. I wonder if I can just remove the cap with the forks still on the bike and pull the old springs out? I have an 1983 GL1100 insterstate.



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Re: Replacing weak fork springs with progressive springs.

Postby Rick_MD » Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:01 pm

This should help clear things up for you:

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And this is my favorite place to do part pricing & to look at exploded parts drawings:

http://www.hdlparts.com/fiche_section_d ... veh=124365

They don't charge you full bore list on parts and they arrive pretty fast, too.

Hope this helps,

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Re: Replacing weak fork springs with progressive springs.

Postby wishbone63 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:06 pm

Thanks, I'll give it a shot.

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Re: Replacing weak fork springs with progressive springs.

Postby Rick_MD » Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:32 pm

You're welcome!

Holler if you need help. There are plenty of people here that have been there. 8-)

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Re: Replacing weak fork springs with progressive springs.

Postby themainviking » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:30 am

I don't know how strong the springs on your bike are, but I did just that with my GL1800 when it was brand new. The box the Progressive springs come in should also contain instructions for replacement. It should be pretty straight forward. I lifted the front wheel off the ground to extend the springs as much as possible. The only problem I have ever had is that the caps can be a bit tough to get the threads started with good springs in there, :lol:
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Re: Replacing weak fork springs with progressive springs.

Postby wishbone63 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:54 pm

Well I got a set of new progressive springs off of EBAY for $40. I was able to install them with the forks still on the bike. I don't eve have to add air to the front forks and the ride is incredible. I highly recommend progressive springs.




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