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Matt, the OE front forks are 2 stacked springs. What was inside the Honda rear air shock was my question?

With prog springs in front you wont need any air added unless max load and pulling a trailer-
that air is to offset braking forward weight transfer and stiffen preload.
There is no measure for front drop- it is what it is- barely! When you sit on the bike the main weight is near the rear shocks.
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Matt, the OE front forks are 2 stacked springs. What was inside the Honda rear air shock was my question?

With prog springs in front you wont need any air added unless max load and pulling a trailer-
that air is to offset braking forward weight transfer and stiffen preload.
There is no measure for front drop- it is what it is- barely! When you sit on the bike the main weight is near the rear shocks.
The OE rear shock has two springs, not stacked. One is inside the other.

I'm not rebuilding with progressive springs as of now, as great as they may be... maybe next season. I'm just rebuilding the suspension back to OE specs as of now.
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OE front springs are not worth putting back in
Drop the $100 on Prog springs and be rewarded with sportbike like response

My question on internals of OE rear was to learn about 1500 rear air, allegedly has no spring inside vs prog air which can be ridden home with no pressure if a line failed, and still have some suspension action

Dont want to state OE has blah-blah then Dennis gets to harass me because an 84 is different than....
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My question on internals of OE rear was to learn about 1500 rear air, allegedly has no spring inside vs prog air which can be ridden home with no pressure if a line failed, and still have some suspension action.
But this thread is about a GL1200, apples and oranges.

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I am allowed to ask a question, am I not? Can I get an education here too?
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Of course when you mix models everyone walks away confused.

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