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I am the forth owner of my 89 gl1500. The first owner installed front Progressive springs sometime before 2000. Owner #2 informed me recently that he removed the Progressive springs about a year after he bought the bike in 2000 and installed springs from a 95 model. He didn't like the Progressive ones because he is 5'4" with a short inseam and they raised the front of the bike too much for him. So he said. Anyway, he sold the bike to owner #3 this past Febraury and I acquired it in July with 112k+ miles. It now has 118k miles. Owner #2 has offered me the Progressive springs. He said they are in good shape. Would it be a smart move on my part to install springs that are at least ten years old and have been laying around somewhere or should I stay with the ones that are in it?

One more question. He replaced the timing belts and tensioners Spring 2007 at 100k miles. Am I safe with them or should I have them checked out?

Paul
 

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The springs should be good unless they were allowed to rust.
If you are assured the belts were replaced they should be fine for at least another 50,000 miles.
 

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Dave is right. They will be in good shape as they have been out of the bike with no weight on them. Rust would be the only thing to worry about.
 
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