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My 1989 1500 has had progressive shocks installed, before i got it. It is rough in the front! Stiff feeling when i hit a bump or hole and i am not light ( 320 ) . Just wondered if i could adjust the air in them . I know you can on some of the newer 1500's but don't see a place to do it on mine
 

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might make sure they put prog. air shocks, some put man. adjust, otherwise i'm not sure about 1500's but someone will be able to help soon.:action::waving:
 

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My 1989 GL 1500 has an OEMair compressor connected to air up or deflate front and rear shocks. Controls are down by the right knee, read out on the dash. Honda only made one model, a GL 1500, in the years 1988 and 1989. Your's should have the air compressor and controls.
Progressive recommends no air with their springs in the front forks on GL 1500.There is a section on fine tuning in the instructions. You might need to check the weight and amount of oil in the forks. I do run some air. Most people, each to his own liking. Just see what works for you.
http://www.progressivesuspension.com/pdfs/forkSprings/3055.pdf
 

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Yes, i have air controls for the rear,but i did not think they were tied in with the front.
As far as i know they only control the rear. Am i correct on this guys?
 

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It may be different for your '89, but my '94A has schrader valves in the fork caps. Those are covered by plastic caps that thread onto the fork cap.
 

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Wichita Scorpion wrote:
My 1989 GL 1500 has an OEMair compressor connected to air up or deflate front and rear shocks.
Hey Guys, sorry, my mistake. My 1989 GL 1500 does not have front shock air control from the onboard air compressor, only the rear shock. Guess I was thinking ofmy 1983 GL 1100A which I have been riding. Thanks for keeping me straight.:clapper:
 

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dustin neal rose wrote:
Yes, i have air controls for the rear,but i did not think they were tied in with the front.
As far as i know they only control the rear. Am i correct on this guys?
Welcome. Yes, it only controls the rear. Like Rt said look to see if you have schrader valves under caps on the fork tube ends. I also believe it may be an option between different years and models. Mine is a '95 aspy and I don't think it had them originally. I thinking from my reading the SE's were the ones to get them originally. Check your fork tube ends best way.
 

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I have a 95 asp. and the book says a max of (6)lbs in front shocks. Just bought the bike from a dealer and supposedly was checked out. It had about (35)lbs in them.I can't tell that the seals are blown. Which is correct? Thanks.
 

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Hi All,



I put Progressive spring in my 99Se. I've try very little air (1-2 lbs) and tried more air (4-6) and the front end rides like a rock. I feel every hole and bump. I'm about ready to go back to shock spring if I can't figure out what's wrong.:baffled:



Hickey
 
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