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Hi all,
I have just browsed this site trying to find out about progressively wound front springs for my GL1500 as I get a little bounce from the front end and was thinking about fitting some Hagon springs. I then discovered from any early post that there is a possibility that my 1999 SEY may have progressively wound OEM springs.

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1, Did Honda ever fit progressively wound springs to the front of the GL1500?
2, When were they introduced?
3, Are they any good compared to the aftermarket ones?

Many thanks
Stu

I did read somewhere some asking about the twin air set up on the back, I would definitely recommend, smoother ride, stops a lot of the the weave when going round fast long bends.
 

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don't know for sure about your bike and you know bout opinions but on my 87 gl1200a there grrrrreat:cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1::action::waving: jmho
 

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hi stu as far as i know honda never fitted the progressive the oem is two springs in each fork leg you wont go wrong with the progressive they just change the total handeling of the bike i dont think you will find a negitive post on them well worth the money
 

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Hey Stu,

I agree totally that new progressives will make you bike handle much better. I also addeda SuperBrace and love it as well. Next was the back end, what I called pogo'ng in curves, especially when riding 2-up. New progressive shock fix that as well.

Couldn't be happier with the products.

Toy4Rick
 

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Thanks for the replies Guys, I just took the plunge and bought a pair of Hagon progressive front springs (£67.50 with free post), and I will be fitting them as soon as I have "created" a suitable tool. Hopefully, they will make things a little more stable up front.

These are similar to other aftermarket progressive springs fitted to the later GL1500's where you do not refit the fork spring spacer, I will let you all know how I get on.

TTFN
STu

http://www.hagon-shocks.co.uk/Fork_Springs.htm
 

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don't think you'll need a special tool, did mine just socket and pressure a little backward turn to feel threads and slowly forward to not cross thread no big deal:action::waving:
 

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Yes you are right about not needing a special tool for the GL1200's as a couple of bacon sarneys (sorry Sandwiches), a few grunts and they are in but a GL1500 is different, I have not measured it yet but I am expecting the springs to stick out of the top of the fork tubes by about 6"-8".
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Stu
 
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