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post #3 of (permalink) Old 05-01-2010, 07:46 PM
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Depends on the ride you desire. I find ATF which is around 15W to work best for me with Progressive springs in my '93 Aspy. You can install them by simply removing the fork caps pulling out the old springs and put in the new ones. The problem is that's difficult due to the amount of pressure it takes to get the Progressive springs compressed enough to screw the caps back on. I did the job by removing the forks from the bike. That requires removing the front wheel, hanging the calipers from a wire from the bike, removing the fender and all that stuff. After that it's a matter of loosening the clamps bolts on the steering stem (triple tree) and sliding the forks off the bike. Take a look at Rudy's site and you'll see the jig I used to do the job on my bike.

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