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Finally decide to do something about suspension on my 07 D. Decide to change to SE 15 fork oil and progressive spring to improve handling. Have a few questions to ask before I do anything stupid.

1. How many inches from the top? My research showing I need 32 oz each fork so I need 4 pint total. Anyone has service manual can confirm?

2. On Progressive website showing 11-1525 18", anyone can confirm if it will fit? 18 is stock length?

3. Is this a difficult job? Do I need to remove anything wheels etc? Or I just need to drain oil, take out old spring and put new ones and new oil in.

Thank you very much folks.
 

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Loosen fork caps because you'll need to remove the fork tubes to pour the oil out. Put bike on lift, remove brake calipers and let hang by hoses, remove fender, remove front wheel, loosen triple clamp pinch bolts and slide fork tube out of trees, remove cap, spring and pour out oil, you may need to pump it a bit to make sure all oil is cycled out.
Reverse steps for reassembly, without spring pour in oil to recommended level, put in spring, compress with cap and carefully turn to re-engage threads and tighten.
 

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Thank you guys. Looks like I need to check with progressive spring tech support since I don't have service manual.
 

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watch the video...

link in Sig.
 

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I also have an 07D and purchased Progressive 11-1535's and used Amsoil Shock Therapy Suspension Fluid #10 Medium. Can't recall how much I used, but I want to say it was 2 quarts or less. There was a great write-up here somewhere (probably in the suspension forum). You'll want to fabricate a vise out of a wood clamp. Works like a charm. I drained my forks on the bike (front wheel off) and then took them off and removed/replaced the parts. Just an FYI, they are highly compressed, so be ready to hold back that spring from ejecting when you loosen the fork nut. The nut also has really tight threads and can strip easily, so keep that in mind also when replacing them. Progressive will give you the option of using their stock spacer or cutting it shorter depending on your riding preference (the spacers are just a piece of PVC pipe). I used them at stock length, and they're a bit stiff for my liking. I may take them back out and cut a 1/4" off. Good luck!
 

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I'm also looking to install progressives on my 08 DX with the SE fluid. For those that have done this would you say its worth it or would you recommend just changing over to the SE fluid? Can anyone comment on progressives HD forks and the ride quality? I'm 215lbs and ride with a passenger about 10 percent of the time. Thanks!
 

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When I did my forks the first time, I installed stock height progressive springs and used Amsoil shock therapy but I honestly don't recall the oil weight. I can say it made things much better then stock with regard to brake dive and response. Ultimately I went with the Race Tech set up as I was looking for more from the forks. But you are headed in the right direction. As for doing it yourself, its not too hard, basic steps are outlined above. Take your time, you will need a manual to get torque ratings for bolts but overall its not a crazy complex job.
 

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Have progressive springs on order, hopefully do this mod over the weekend. Once you have the cap off and springs out, couldn't you just use an extra large syringe with fuel line hose attached to siphon the fork oil out? Don't want to take my forks off if I don't have to. If I did it that way, would there be anything preventing me from getting all the oil out?
 

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Thanks for the replies, I'm definitely going to do this sooner rather than later. I think I may go with the heavy duty springs and stick with a lighter/medium weight oil. Most likely I'll let the shop do the install though. I'm replacing my tires this week after recently plugging a screw hole and am going to try a new shop, up and running cycles in Springfield VA. If all goes well ill probably have them do the spring install as well.
 

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Ordered my progressive springs and 15w fork oil today. Should have it Tuesday, I'll let you know how I find it once I get them installed.
 

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It is better to take them out.

Watch video... Link in Sig.
 

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It is better to take them out.

Watch video... Link in Sig.
Thanks, rsc, good to have the video so I know what to expect. That said, I do have one possibly stupid question. That plug (screw) that holds the rod into the fork lowers, if I were to remove that screw, would all the fork oil just drain from the forks? Thanks.
 

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So I completed the change last night, ended up removing the forks from the triple trees afterall, which was pretty straightforward, only took me a little over an hour to do the changeover. Have to say the ride is much nicer now, seems much more compliant over bumps & ruts, turn in is sharper and it's easier to hold speed in a sweeping turn. Brake dive is slightly reduced, chatter under braking hasn't much changed, although a slight improvement. Overall well worth the investment. Next step is to add a fork brace and to swap out the rear shocks. Thanks for all the insight guys, especially RSCROD, your videos were a big help.
 
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