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Progressive Suspension Monotube Fork Cartridge Kit for GL1800 Gold Wing fits all Honda GL1800 Gold Wings and dramatically improves front end control and ride comfort by converting the old archiac dual damper rod forks to true high performance.
Note - Will not work with GL1800 Trikes with EZ Steer or similiar aftermarket steering stems.
Progressive Suspension Monotube Fork Cartridge Kit Honda Gold Wing GL1800
I wrote one review and stated that the set had problems at 40,000 and progressive replaced them with another set and I am again having trouble with them and progressive isn't backing them up saying they don't keep records of prior correspondence with customers and if I can't produce the receipt (which I sent them the first time and can't find now) they wont talk with me. I know I have a few miles on them but with a lifetime warranty that they give I wanted to try them. Two failures on same bike (and I don't ride hard just normal riding)not to mention taking them back out of the bike and either installing your stock system again or waiting the three or more weeks to ride again if they do replace them.
Late summer 2015 on the way down south to LA on I-5 in order to catch the coastal Highway 1 (what a ride), my right fork cartridge had developed a leak. Everything up front had fork fluid all over it, including front brake rotors. On top of that my pre-load on the rear shock was stuck at 0. Wife and I made it back home to Washington state safe(not a comfortable ride, but fun anyway!). When we got back I replaced the the rear shock motor (a friend had an extra), and purchased from Wingstuff the Progressive spring, Progressive mono cartridges, and the Stone G702 70R16.
The first thing that I needed to do was go out to Ebay in order to purchase another side stand for the Wing. The old side stand was to short. I took the newly purchased side stand down to the local fab shop in order to add 3/4 of an inch.
With the changes the Progressive rear spring, the Progressive front Cartridge forks, and the rear tire I gained a significant amount of lean angle before I start dragging pegs (I very seldom drag now).
While all these changes were pretty drastic, may not recommend for everyone, but for me...I would not change a thing on "Large Marge the Party Barge".
Like they say if you have the OEM forks and have never tried the Progressive Cartridges, you'll never know what you are missing. I still do recommend, as an upgrade.
I just installed these oin my '02 GL1800 and could not believe the difference. the front end is stiffer, but more compliant- i did add the spacers provided- and it is perfect for solo or 2 up. Ride is smoother and teh bike sts higher, which I like. If I got a new GW, I would do this right away.
Installed these on a 2006 Goldwing, I took a 3,000 mile trip to the smokey mountains and these shocks made a huge difference in the bike and the way it handled. It was much smoother and I did not feel so much of the road vibration in the handle bars. I would highly recommend this upgrade over the stock OEM shocks.
And we can't wait to show you how it's done!
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