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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-26-2010, 03:53 AM Thread Starter
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A goofy question about front fork springs.

When I rebuild my forks..I will be changing over to progressive springs(OEM size) NOT the lowering ones. With the added strength and control of these springs....do I need to put air pressure back in the fork tubes? Can I just leave the springs only and still get a good ...controlled ride. My seals now are leaking....but not badly. I don't even know if there is any air left in the forks. I have the progressive 412? series 2" lowering springs on the back now and I really like them. What do you all think?
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When I rebuild my forks..I will be changing over to progressive springs(OEM size) NOT the lowering ones. With the added strength and control of these springs....do I need to put air pressure back in the fork tubes? Can I just leave the springs only and still get a good ...controlled ride. My seals now are leaking....but not badly. I don't even know if there is any air left in the forks. I have the progressive 412? series 2" lowering springs on the back now and I really like them. What do you all think?
Only the earliest 2-4 model years (not sure exactly when they stopped) had air adjustable fork tubes anyway. I may be wrong, but I would say to go ahead and try the new progressive springs out without any added air pressure if you want to. It is just a matter of screwing the caps off and pumping them up a bit if you feel the need.

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I put the progressive springs in my Honda V45 when doing a fork rebuild. The instructions actually said to not put air back in.
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