Installed Progressive front springs

12.13.2007 | 12:17 am | Goldwing

Last weekend, with the help of 2 good friends, I installed new front springs on the Wing. It took about 2 hours or so, and we encountered no problems whatsoever. While we were at it, we disabled the Anti Dive Valve.

I have ridden the bike for about 5 days now and it seems to ride much softer, especially when crossing low curbs, like when I pull into my driveway. Before, the whole bike would shake and made a hard crashing sound. Now, the front end dives a little bit when applying the brakes, but not enough to be an issue. I no longer get the crashing sound when going over bumps and it seems to handle a little better in the curves.

Key Fob

12.7.2007 | 10:42 am | Goldwing

Some folks have commented that they like to be able to leave the key in the ignition but still be able to open the gas door and the right hand storage pocket. Some people have gotten spare keys made,  cut them down, and glued a knob on the end so they can leave this spare key in the locks.

I made my own key fobs this same way. I got 2 chrome drawer pulls from Home Depot, and it turned out quite nicely. They look like they belong on the bike. If I don’t want anyone to access either spot, I just remove them and lock them in the right hand pocket.

You can’t start the bike with these keys because they aren’t long enough to work in the ignition. Here is what they look like.