Progressive fork Springs


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filupsd
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Progressive fork Springs

Postby filupsd » Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:14 pm



I'm sure it has been said before but I put a set of Progressive springs in the forks of my 84 Goldwing Standard and WOW it rides great!



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jhngardner367
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Re: Progressive fork Springs

Postby jhngardner367 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:33 pm

I had some in my first GL1200 I,and I just ordered some for this one !
I'm busier than a one-legged cat,in a sandbox !
I can't fix it,if it ain't broke...you want me to break it,first ???

Give me a Goldwing,...or give me Viagra,cuz either way, I'm gonna ride !

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Re: Progressive fork Springs

Postby artgrantz » Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:45 am

They do make a big difference.

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Re: Progressive fork Springs

Postby CrystalPistol » Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:13 am

Yep, I got the Progressive fork springs, rear air shocks and air line adapter kit for $300 back in 1996, bike had maybe 30K miles ..... wife said then "best money spent" so far. Even at just over 10 years and low miles, oem rear shocks and bushings were shot. Front springs also helped turn in as front set up better, no bottoming.

I run 15wt Belray fork oil with mine.
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Re: Progressive fork Springs

Postby jhngardner367 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 4:52 pm

Got my forks rebuilt,and progressive springs in,and next week,I'll start on the rear shocks,as well as rebuilding the calipers,and changing wheel bearings,and swing arm bearings.
I also plan on replacing the timing belts,and waterpump,as well as the shift shaft seal,since it has set for 2-3 years,and I don't want to chance any problems.
I've ordered new front and rear Avon tires,as well as some Dynabeads.
I'm busier than a one-legged cat,in a sandbox !
I can't fix it,if it ain't broke...you want me to break it,first ???

Give me a Goldwing,...or give me Viagra,cuz either way, I'm gonna ride !

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jhngardner367
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Re: Progressive fork Springs

Postby jhngardner367 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:58 pm

Installed the fork springs,and now I'm waiting for the rear shock seals so I can install progressive springs in them when I rebuild them.
After that,I get to do the rear wheel bearings,and the swingarm bearings and seals .
I still plan on doing the water pump,and timing belts.


I'm busier than a one-legged cat,in a sandbox !
I can't fix it,if it ain't broke...you want me to break it,first ???

Give me a Goldwing,...or give me Viagra,cuz either way, I'm gonna ride !


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