Progressive spring questions


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Progressive spring questions

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Bought used Progressive springs along with enough parts to do fork seals and bushings for 50.00!
Downloaded the Progressive instructions but the directions talk about preloading and refers to another chart not available on the support site.

So anybody who has done them on early GL1800s chip in and let me know what you did.

Also it talked about cutting existing spacers down... really? If so what size?

I have then put together but not filled yet and the caps on but not tight, now is the time to change things!



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I did the Progressive springs, and the only thing that changed was the springs and fresh fluid. I used the OEM spacers.
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Same here. There is, however, IIRC, a correct way to put the springs in. I will go see if I still have my directions, and check - in a while. I believe it was tighter coils down.
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Yeah, tight coils down.
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Viking wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 6:39 am
Same here. There is, however, IIRC, a correct way to put the springs in. I will go see if I still have my directions, and check - in a while. I believe it was tighter coils down.
Correct. Are you robbing my sign off? It ain't the destination but the getting there! :D
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Re: Progressive spring questions

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Mountain rider wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 10:58 am
Yeah, tight coils down.
And if I recall, with the forks and damper collapsed, and the springs out, fill the fork fluid to 5-1/4" below the top of each fork pipe.

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Terry D wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 11:35 pm
Viking wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 6:39 am
Same here. There is, however, IIRC, a correct way to put the springs in. I will go see if I still have my directions, and check - in a while. I believe it was tighter coils down.
Correct. Are you robbing my sign off? It ain't the destination but the getting there! :D
I don't think so, as I do not remember ever seeing you on any site other than this one, and I joined it 8 years before you did. However, anything is possible in the realm of stolen signatures. I have asked others about such things as copying my visited map, and got very hostile replies tho, so for sure lets keep hostility out of it. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Perhaps it is only that great minds think alike.
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I was am not being hostile about the signature. I responded in fun about it and yours and mine are not exact, anyway. So don't take it so seriously. I have used that signature since 1993 as our GWRRA chapter News Letter Editor and on Suzuki's Burgman Sight and Harley Forums site, etc. So lets be friends and have fun. I was actually amused to see someone else think like I do. I even put a happy face in the response. Terry of San Antonio GWRRA Membership Number # 8268. You may not find an older #.
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Re: Progressive spring questions

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Terry D wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 10:25 pm
I was am not being hostile about the signature. I responded in fun about it and yours and mine are not exact, anyway. So don't take it so seriously. I have used that signature since 1993 as our GWRRA chapter News Letter Editor and on Suzuki's Burgman Sight and Harley Forums site, etc. So lets be friends and have fun. I was actually amused to see someone else think like I do. I even put a happy face in the response. Terry of San Antonio GWRRA Membership Number # 8268. You may not find an older #.
And I put FIVE laughter faces, so no, not taking it seriously. You poked fun, I poked fun back. Knowledge, safety, fun. GWRRA motto, right?


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