Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Fairfield, Virginia, USA
Model: '97 GL1500SE/ '98 Lehman GTL Trike
I bought the Progressive 416 rear shocks, Progressive front fork springs, and air line adapter for my '85 GL1200A in 1997, the whole deal was $300 and change then. Bike only had 35K miles then, huge change for the better and never a regret.
$400 is not bad for what you'll derive if you are keeping the bike. The 416s will both have a HD coil spring and air chamber that uses Honda seals if ever needed .... and the shock body is better valved and on a 1500 ..... they'll balance loading on the swing arm unlike the stock setup.
There is that other option of just getting the one shock with coil spring that replaces just the one stock shock / spring unit and keeps the Honda air chamber on the other side. To me, it seems that would tend to twist the swing arm.
The trike was converted in 1998 and still carries it's Progressive 416 series air / spring shock units that were provided by Lehman, they and the ones I put on the 1200 in 1997 have never leaked yet. The Progressives will take up to 100 psi as well, you can air up on the center stand, load, then ease off center stand and air down to a 1 or 1.5" drop from top.
You might look at Ebay?
1997 GL-1500 SE / 1998 Lehman GTL Trike
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