Not sure what you mean by " just more weight " They dont weigh substantially any more then the stock springs , which are actually 2 springs in each fork . Do they allow you to carry more weight on the bike ? I am not sure of that . They do provide a better ride . They also might raise the height of your bike a bit because your stock springs are likely 25 yrs old or more and tired ( sagging ) . Some folks find they can also run less air pressure in the forks with progressives .Progressive Suspension Fork Springs Goldwing GL1100are these of any use or just more weight??
Huh? All you do is unscrew the top cap and pull the old springs out. Not major surgery....The springs are inside the forks-- which means disassembling the front end. The progressive rate springs replace your present springs, recommend new fork seals at the same time. They really work. I also rebuilt my rear shocks with new seals & fluid -- that makes a difference too.