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I bought some Progressive fork springs for my new to me '97, and taking one of the caps off I discovered it already had some Progressive springs in them, but there is a shorter, obviously smaller in diameter spring inside the larger outer spring. 2 springs, but one inside the other, not end to end..

Can't seem to find out what the heck I have. The outer spring looks like the Progressive I have and all the pictures of them I can find...
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Found this response from CrystalPistol last May:

"The early Progressive 11-1152 springs in fact also were an inner and outer spring wound in opposite directions, just different winds and wire diameter than Honda used."

Plus I found this old thread:

https://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/forum1/45532-1.html

So I guess I may just have an older set of Progressives. Guess I'll just button them back up, and put on the fork brace..

Or should I put in the new ones, or return the new ones for credit and buy something else?

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Since it is a progressive spring,,,,,,,, that means the PO had already done the upgrade. And maybe thought beefing it up with another spring inserted intoit,wouldmake it even better?????

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Since it is a progressive spring,,,,,,,, that means the PO had already done the upgrade. And maybe thought beefing it up with another spring inserted intoit,wouldmake it even better?????
Looks like they are Progressive, just older ones. Could be from when the bike was new, since it's not that old...

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They look exactly like the older Progressives. I'd put them back in unless they are worn out, which is unlikely.
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They are 'old tech' Progressives and were installed in a lot newer bike as to when those ones were soldand as you read in one of your included links, can be a source of rattle in the front end.

Seeing as you already have the 'new tech' version on hand and have the oldfork springs pulled, I would install the newer ones and refill your tubes with an appropriate mount of fork oil of your choice.



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Obviously you were not happy with the current springs or you would have never purchased New Progressive springs. I agree with above poster, change the springs.

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