Progressive Suspension 416 Shock


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Progressive Suspension 416 Shock

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IF.. you are dealing with rebuilding a Progressive Suspension 416 shock, the Progressive
Suspension 00-1172 (HD) spring set, are the replacement springs to use for that shock. pc :roll:



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Re: Progressive Suspension 416 Shock

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pocketchange wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:28 pm
IF.. you are dealing with rebuilding a Progressive Suspension 416 shock, the Progressive
Suspension 00-1172 (HD) spring set, are the replacement springs to use for that shock. pc :roll:
This is for what bike??

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Thru the GL1500 and maybe even the GL1800.. (i don't know, since my interest is the GL1500.) pc

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Re: Progressive Suspension 416 Shock

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There are many different versions of the 416 shock, with different ratings and springs in them.

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I hope IF the decision to go to the 416 series shock is made, the correct 416 is used.
The 416's are designed and look identical to the best of my knowledge.
There are 2 things (possibly a third,) that make them different.
Length, spring capacity, and the 3rd (which is above my pay scale) could be the internal valving (?)
All of the parts for the 416 are available for rebuilding (seals, o-rings, boots, bushings and springs.)
The HD shock version for the Goldwing has (this is my understanding up to this point in time) the 00-1172 spring set.
Which is suggested to be installed if you are over 200 lbs., or ride 2 up/tow.
Please add to this, if you care to contribute...
Given time, these shocks can be rebuilt or if you have the $'s, new shocks are available.
Progressive Suspension discontinued the 416, no longer service, supply parts and rarely help with customer service. pc

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What is the proper length of the 416 shock for a GL1500? I know Progressive has at two different, according to Progressive, shock length that fit the Wing and the Cade. One at 14" for all 1500 wings. The other is a 1/4" longer for the Suzuki Cavalcade. There are different air hose adapters as well. I know this because when I put new shocks on our Cade, there was two different shocks to pick from. I did not know which one to order. I called Progressive to figure out what to buy. I got a lot of information from them.
I have ordered a few Shocks, Fork Springs and even their Emulator Valve for different bikes. They have been very helpful when I call. I hope they have not changed that service.
Take care.
Ed

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Progressive Suspension 416 Shock 1633gla (13.42 inches)

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pocketchange,
Thank you. Progressive calls 13.42". 14 inches. So strange.
Ed

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pocketchange,
I forgot to ask you. What does "gla" stand for? Great Lateral Assent????

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I'm not up to speed on why Progressive Suspension put 416-1633gla PN on their GL1500 Goldwing shock.
Try directing the question to PS.
I'm curious why PS suggested adding the HD spring set to improve the shock and played the game of not giving the spring PN. Since there are 3 different spring's configurations available (none with the spec for the HD spring, I gave up and optioned for the 00-1172 PN cause it has the heaviest rating cause the #s for the HD spring are hidden somewhere and I don't have a clue where to look.
I'm (still) curious why PS (tech line) is less than positive with questions about part numbers.. pc



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