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I just modified this tool to remove the OEM or Progressive springswhile on the bike. This set is for the 1500's as I will fabricate a complete set for the 1000, 1100, 1200, and the 1800's. What's neat about this tool is you can "SAFELY" remove the load on the spring without cause or concern of the spring flying out at you.Once the forks have been serviced you can reload the springs while there off the bike with a clamp and reinstall the tubes!!!. I will have step-by-step instructions that will accompany the tool. This way there is no misunderstanding on it's function. I believe this will be a very important asset to the program and will be a great benefit to those wishing to DIY's. The same rules apply as for any of the tool's we build/purchase. Thanks and I hope you guys enjoy this tool as much as I did building it!!!.



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The tool on the side can also be used to unload the spring. I will include both set up's.
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That is INCREDIBLE! You don't really need it until you need it! This beats the heck out of my four ratchet straps and 2x4's! Great work!
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Very nice, and thanks for donating it for the forum's use!

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So, this tool works on the wing? No need to remove forks from triple tree?

Does it work on all the 1500 fork caps?
Mine are shown in a manual like air fork caps though the 88 should not have air forks, and mine doesn't, but it looks like those type caps but bolts in place of airvalves.
Kinda like a large hex nut raised, but large round hollow center where the bolt goes in the center.

I should probably pull my springs later and see if I have Progressives or not.

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So, this tool works on the wing? No need to remove forks from triple tree?

Does it work on all the 1500 fork caps?
Mine are shown in a manual like air fork caps though the 88 should not have air forks, and mine doesn't, but it looks like those type caps but bolts in place of airvalves.
Kinda like a large hex nut raised, but large round hollow center where the bolt goes in the center.

I should probably pull my springs later and see if I have Progressives or not.
Chromo this tool will work on all of the 1500. I looked on the "Western Honda" ?Web site @ your particular set up for thge 88 model and it is different from the 24MM socket cap on the rest of them. If you will find out if it's a metric "Allen" or what type of "hex head" set up is used on the 88, I will fabricate one just for that model bike!!!. GOOD EYES!!!, and glad you brought it to my attention. I do appreciate it. I do try very very hard to be able to bring good tooling to the members here on the forum!!. The last thing I would never do is exclude out a year model bike form the program. Thanks again..........................................All an

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If you don't mind my input I would have put a 1/2" square drive on the end of the screw so whatever size socket needed could be used.
Also it is not really needed on 1800s, the springs barely come above the top of the tubes, even progressives, and are easy to re-install with just a socket, extension and ratchet.

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If you don't mind my input I would have put a 1/2" square drive on the end of the screw so whatever size socket needed could be used.
Also it is not really needed on 1800s, the springs barely come above the top of the tubes, even progressives, and are easy to re-install with just a socket, extension and ratchet.
Yea that's prob what I'm going to do next!!!. I'll put a 1/2 inch drive on the next one that way you can use any socket, or allen to facilitate the removal!!!!. It opens up a wide range of possibilities hu?. Thanks Dave!!!.........Allan

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I have been reading the forums looking for a way to remove and replace my progressive springs.

To everyone that has posted WOW you guys are full of great and awesome ideas.

I went a cheaper route and are posting the photos. I made the one jig to pinch the tube.



drilled a hole in my work bench.





I bought a 2' section of 1 1/2" PVC.



I ran it through my table saw.



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Im interested in using the tool for my 1989 GL1500, Im thinking of rebuilding the forks and putting the progressive springs in there. Is the tool available and can I use if for my year of gl1500?
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