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Progressive Springs, worth it?
Written by eegah_yai on 10/6/2010 at 01:35 am

The Progressive springs are a really good improvement for the money, and as your
already going to remove the forks for your oil change, there isn't any extra
work do to.
As stated, they keep the front end from diving or bottoming out, and keeps the
front end more stable on tar snakes etc. on curves. The only problem I've had
with mine, and it seems I'm alone in this, is that mine squeak very loudly when
going over even small bumps, like old bed springs. I talked to Progressive
customer service about this, and they said it would probably go away. But it is
still there after 4-5 years.
Mike

--- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "STANLEY" <stanwalton@...> wrote:
>
> Hi,
> I'm just about to open and dump the fork fluid from the forks on my 97PC (15k
miles) and would like to get the most for my efforts.(Thanks to the knowledable
people on this board, else it wouldn't have been possible)
>
> I read post about using progressive springs and wondered what are the pros and
cons of installing them at this time.. This question is directly tied to the
effort to remove and reinstall the forks..
>
> Thanks,
> Stan
>

Message Thread for message #97659

stanwalton...
10/5/2010, 07:43 pm
Progressive Springs, worth it?
Hi, I'm just about to open and dump the fork fluid from the forks on my 97PC (15k miles) and would like to get the most for my efforts.(Thanks to the knowledable people on this board, else it wouldn't have been possible) I read post ab

    gibinmich
    10/5/2010, 08:10 pm
    Progressive Springs, worth it?
    As long as your going through all that trouble you might as well change the springs too. I haven't done it yet but everyone that does says it makes a big difference. Getting the stock fish oil out of the forks and replacing it with real oil s

      rudyg1937
      10/5/2010, 09:01 pm
      Progressive Springs, worth it?
      As I have stated many times, worth every penny in my opinion. YMMV The front end is very compliant with the new springs. Rudy

    yankeesmuggler
    10/5/2010, 09:21 pm
    Progressive Springs, worth it?
    I've put them on two PC800's and they improve handling in the curves for safety and keep the front from bottoming out. The bottoming out is the reason I put them on my original PC at around 80,000 miles. Tim Davies Seneca Falls, NY

    eegah_yai
    10/6/2010, 01:35 am
    Progressive Springs, worth it?
    The Progressive springs are a really good improvement for the money, and as your already going to remove the forks for your oil change, there isn't any extra work do to. As stated, they keep the front end from diving or bottoming out, and kee

      goldwingman40
      10/6/2010, 04:24 am
      Progressive Springs, worth it?
      Mike, Are they in upsidedown? Fred --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "eegah_yai" <scrow2@...> wr

        eegah_yai
        10/6/2010, 01:52 pm
        Progressive Springs, worth it?
        The instructions say to install them either way but that installing them with the tighter wound end downward reduces noise. This is how they are installed in my forks. Come to think of it, maybe next time I change the oil I'll flip them o

    goldwingman40
    10/6/2010, 04:45 am
    Progressive Springs, worth it?
    Stan, They are a very good improvement in handling and stability of the frontend and eliminate it bottoming. I have had them I my 89 PC since I got it in 94. I also had them in my 85 GL1200 and have them in my 92 GL1500. The only other thing

      spacetiger_j...
      10/6/2010, 09:59 am
      Progressive Springs, worth it?
      If you swap springs, you should still set up the proper amount of preload for your riding weight. If you do not, you could still bottom out (depending on what you weigh). Jerry --- In

        goldwingman40
        10/6/2010, 02:55 pm
        Progressive Springs, worth it?
        Jerry, Install them like they say in the instructions and unless you weigh 300 pounds you will not have any problems. They will not bottom out on anything stort of riding off a cliff. Use 10 wt. fork oil. Fred --- In

          stanwalton...
          10/6/2010, 03:56 pm
          Progressive Springs, worth it?
          Thanks guys, I think that after reviewing the input from everone here on the board, Progressive Springs are a go.. I just went to the Progressive board and posted an email as to how many springs are in a kit.. They are not to clear

            obijuanak
            10/6/2010, 04:21 pm
            Progressive Springs, worth it?
            On Oct 6, 2010, at 07:56 , STANLEY wrote: > > Thanks guys, > > I think that after reviewing the input from everone here on the board, Progressive Springs are a go.. > I just went to the Progressive board and po

          yankeesmuggler
          10/6/2010, 04:05 pm
          Progressive Springs, worth it?
          Not that Fred needs it, but I agree 100%! Both my Pacific Coasts were upgraded to Progressive specs. PS- There ate 2 springs in the box) Tim Sent from my iPod Touch On Oct 6, 2010, at 10:55 AM, "goldwingman40" <