Progressive Springs


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Auggie
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Progressive Springs

Postby Auggie » Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:41 am



I have put Progressive springs on some older GL's that I have owned. I now have a 2013 and was wondering if the front springs have changed on that from previous years? I really did like the Progressive system and wondered if anyone knew the difference between 2013 front suspension and the replacement springs.
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Re: Progressive Springs

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:24 pm

Honestly, if I had a GL1800 that I was considering front suspension upgrades, I'd look at cartridge fork system like this one:

http://www.traxxion.com/AK-20-Axxion-Ca ... 12-GL1800/

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Re: Progressive Springs

Postby Auggie » Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:32 pm

$1000 and not installed is pretty healthy. I would hope it would work better than stock.

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Re: Progressive Springs

Postby Rednaxs60 » Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:43 pm

Have an '08 1800 and did the Traxxion suspension (full Monty). Made a huge difference. Bike sits higher, rides better and practically impossible to drag hard parts (you'd be riding on the sidewalls to drag hard parts). No more soft front end suspension. When the upgrade was done, the anti-dive system is now taken out of the equation - never understood a system that locked up a front fork.

Any suspension upgrade for an 1800 is better than the stock suspension, especially if the bike has more than 30,000 Kms/miles on it.

Just my thoughts. Cheers


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