stock versus progressive front springs


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stock versus progressive front springs

Postby ianbernal » Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:19 pm



Hello, does anyone know about the progressive front springs, i have seen them as just one spring, and the stock 1200A has two. My question is if when you replace them with progressive ones you just put one in?
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Re: stock versus progressive front springs

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:55 pm

Yes, the Progressive spring replaces both springs.

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Re: stock versus progressive front springs

Postby ianbernal » Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:10 pm

Alright, so it'll be the right size juRVst ordering them for the model and year, they'll fit being just one spring.
Thank you, I did not find specs for the progressive springs to compare to the stock ones. I'm on my way to restore my 1984 GL1200 Aspencade, this place is wonderful to find info and advice.

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Re: stock versus progressive front springs

Postby wilmo » Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:17 am

Just did mine yesterday. The progressives will be about 2" shorter than the two stock springs and this is by design. they work much better than the stock ones and air is now an option. Also, I was able to turn the anti dive down to 2 from 4 and it's still much better. Cornering in noticeably better. You'll be happy with this choice, and you'll need 15W fork oil.

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Re: stock versus progressive front springs

Postby ianbernal » Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:22 pm

Thank you for your input, just got the box of springs. A question about the oil; ATF would work for this application? I can't seem to find "fork oil" here (Mexico), everywhere I ask they look at me weird. Or some grade of motor oil?

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Re: stock versus progressive front springs

Postby wilmo » Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:35 pm

ATF is a commonly used fluid. You can use that.




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