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    Quote Originally Posted by CrystalPistol View Post
    Yep ..... Progressive 416 Series. They have a good coil spring inside as well as the shock and air chamber and are rebuildable. My '97 GL1500 Lehman has them since converted in 1998 ..... never leaked yet. Can tolerate up to 100 psi. I also have a set on my 1200.
    Thx for the info ,I had no idea what I had. That gives me some peace of mind. 60 is the highest pressure I've run so far ,it is good to know I can go higher if I need to. How hard are they to rebuild.just in case I ever need to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kybigmac View Post
    Thx for the info ,I had no idea what I had. That gives me some peace of mind. 60 is the highest pressure I've run so far ,it is good to know I can go higher if I need to. How hard are they to rebuild.just in case I ever need to?
    Progressive will do it .... or you can do it yourself if ever needed ..... they use Honda seals. I have had them on my '85 GL1200 since 1997 and they've been on the Trike since converted 1998 and I've yet to detect any leakage of air or fluid. I've not rebuilt any but I have seen a few forum threads from those who have .... detailing the steps.

    I run 65 psi in rear of '97 GL1500 / Lehman GTL trike with myself and wife on board, I have run as low as 35 or 40 but ride is better at the higher psi.

    The coil springs will suffice if you were on the road and lost air .... but you'ld need to slow down. Progressive states in the instructions to set bike on center stand (assuming a bike) and air up to 100 psi, load bike, take off center stand and set on bike, and let only enough air out to drop bike about an inch from topped out for best ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrystalPistol View Post
    Progressive will do it .... or you can do it yourself if ever needed ..... they use Honda seals. I have had them on my '85 GL1200 since 1997 and they've been on the Trike since converted 1998 and I've yet to detect any leakage of air or fluid. I've not rebuilt any but I have seen a few forum threads from those who have .... detailing the steps.

    I run 65 psi in rear of '97 GL1500 / Lehman GTL trike with myself and wife on board, I have run as low as 35 or 40 but ride is better at the higher psi.

    The coil springs will suffice if you were on the road and lost air .... but you'ld need to slow down. Progressive states in the instructions to set bike on center stand (assuming a bike) and air up to 100 psi, load bike, take off center stand and set on bike, and let only enough air out to drop bike about an inch from topped out for best ride.
    Glad I found someone with knowledge of the shocks because I had no clue .

    I appreciate that info .

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    http://www.junkmaster.com/kj5ix/MTServiceManual.pdf

    It'll also help with setting up / adjusting Motor Trike solid axle GL Trikes.

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