Servicing Progressive 416 air shock


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Servicing Progressive 416 air shock

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Does anyone know where I can purchase a spring compressing tool to remove the springs from a Progressive 416 air shock? Or even instructions on how to make one. I have some ideas of my own but would welcome any and all advice.


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Re: Servicing Progressive 416 air shock

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Thanks Mike. Had I seen this yesterday there would probably be one on order as we speak but I got impatient and spent a couple hours yesterday morning with some pieces I had laying around and came up with this. I might still order one but this worked after I got it oriented.After I got the right side shock apart it was very apparent why it leaked air out the top.NO O RING! It must have happened on assembly at Progressive because I’m fairly sure it has never been apart before.


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Re: Servicing Progressive 416 air shock

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I got the shock back together and it is holding air for the first time since I installed them. All because of a missing o ring. Progressive offered no help with this problem, which is why I decided to take it on myself. The 416 was abandoned and they apparently washed their hands of the whole thing. The only thing holding the springs in the chamber is that tiny c spring clip, which makes me kind of nervous.






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