Fork springs GL1800 2003


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Ken Scourse
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Fork springs GL1800 2003

Post by Ken Scourse » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:59 pm



Is it possible to remove fork springs and replace with Progressive springs without removing forks from bike.?



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Re: Fork springs GL1800 2003

Post by MikeB » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:28 pm

Yes, it is possible. Just remember to support the bike up front because when you pull the springs, she will kneel on the floor. The easiest way is to put a jack under the engine to support it.
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Re: Fork springs GL1800 2003

Post by themainviking » Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:38 am

Yes, this can be done. Be careful removing the fork caps as the springs do have some pressure. Also, rethreading the caps takes some patience and care as the new springs will have to be compressed and the caps screwed in while you are compressing the springs. The suggestion to completely get the front wheel off the ground is a good one.
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Re: Fork springs GL1800 2003

Post by Ken Scourse » Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:55 am

themainviking wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:38 am
Yes, this can be done. Be careful removing the fork caps as the springs do have some pressure. Also, rethreading the caps takes some patience and care as the new springs will have to be compressed and the caps screwed in while you are compressing the springs. The suggestion to completely get the front wheel off the ground is a good one.
Any good well used tricks to compress new spring somewhat while getting fork caps threaded back in...or is it just pure muscle power

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Re: Fork springs GL1800 2003

Post by MikeB » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:03 am

Very little pressure is needed. The GL1800 springs are not like the springs in the GL1500. No special tool is necessary. But a speed handle wrench could be beneficial.
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Re: Fork springs GL1800 2003

Post by GoldWingrGreg » Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:23 pm

Ken Scourse wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:59 pm
Is it possible to remove fork springs and replace with Progressive springs without removing forks from bike.?
Yes ... but instead of Progressive, a one-size fit all spring, you might want Traxxion springs instead. They'll sell you ones more custom to your riding style and wight.



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