GL1200 LTD Progressive front springs

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GL1200 LTD Progressive front springs

Post by Dave-85-LTD »

Hi every one first post here but have been on other Goldwing forums for years.
I have as you could guess a 1985 GL1200 LTD, I am slowly doing a front end rebuild. I have most all parts but I keep thinking I should put Progressive springs in while I have it torn down.

Do all models of the GL1200 take the same springs? My bike is a little heavier so I want to be sure.

Does anyone know where I can order a pair of them, I don't want used ones.

Once I get every thing from tire to seals and every thing in between on the front, I will turn it around on the stand and do the rear end.

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Re: GL1200 LTD Progressive front springs

Post by CrystalPistol »

Google Progressive Suspension 11-1122 … yeah, all 1200s use same.
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Re: GL1200 LTD Progressive front springs

Post by Rednaxs60 »

You'll like the Limited Edition is a great ride with an upgraded suspension. I have Race Tech springs and gold valve emulators in the forks.

Here's what I have in the front:

P/N 377-2132 RT Emulators 33.5/26.1/17.0
P/N FRSP323410 RT Fork Springs FRSP 3234 1.0 Kg

The emulators let you customize oil flow in the forks. Had to drill the oil holes in the lower rod to 1/2 inch and two additional holes of 1/2 inch - 4 in total. The anti-dive mechanism has to be disabled.

Have ha these in since Oct 2015 when I bought the bike. Have a 1500 and a 1000 V-Strom with upgraded/renewed suspensions as well, but the 1200 is the best ride of the three.
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