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G'day to you all.
Just a quick line on my experience with progressive fork springs.
I have fitted them to my wing on and off over the years and I cant really say
I'm very impressed with them, I always go back to the standard springs and spacers.
They are impossible to fit without my specially made spring compressor
and once fitted they make the bike stand on tippy toe like a flaming ballerina.
Also the bike leans like a drunken sailor on its sidestand and the springs dont
really respond to smaller bumps, the wheel just bops up and down unless it hits a really good bump.
My solution was to cut the spring down by about 35 mm from the close wound end and just drop them in the forks with no spacers and the fork cap takes about 30 seconds to fit.
The result is somewhere between the stock soggy springs and the stiff arsed attitude of the progressives. They respond to smaller bumps easily and the bike dosent feel like its a sag arsed oprah winfrey.
In a word ' bloody brilliant' ( ok two words ).
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I dont know how you can install progressives without a spring compressor, you must have shoulders like arnold schwartznegger.
 

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mines a '95 model and as you say , very difficult to install without a spring compressor.
 
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