LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-29-2010, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: tucson, Arizona, USA
Posts: 144
Post imported post

do I need to remove the damping setup at the lower fork legs to replace seals? Manual did'nt seem specific about it to me. Or do I just remove the lower fork bolt and upper bolt and pop the inner legs out for the change. The bike is a 1989 1500. thanks
h2smokin is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-29-2010, 11:25 AM
Senior Member
 
DaveO430's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Amity, Arkansas, USA
Model: GL1800 GL1100
Posts: 14,665
Garage
Post imported post

No you do not have to remove the dampers. Remove the lower bolt and drain the oil, pull the dust seal up and remove the retaining ring and pop the lower off. There is a fork seal tutorial in the ref/faq forum, I think it's for a 1200 but they are all pretty much the same.

Darksider #304 the force is strong in this one.
NRA endowment life member
Bright lights, protective gear and paying attention saves lives. Loud pipes just annoy the people behind you.
Wild Rhino Arkansas chapter
2010 1800 pearl yellow
2004 KLR650
DaveO430 is online now  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-29-2010, 01:19 PM
Passed On, R.I.P.
 
Bagmaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Jonesville, South Carolina, USA
Posts: 10,509
Post imported post

DaveO430 wrote:
Quote:
No you do not have to remove the dampers. Remove the lower bolt and drain the oil, pull the dust seal up and remove the retaining ring and pop the lower off. There is a fork seal tutorial in the ref/faq forum, I think it's for a 1200 but they are all pretty much the same.
Nice to have you verify that about the damper. I always took that bolt out even when just changing the seals, never though about leaving it in.

Michael
Too much chrome to polish, too little time!!
Have trailer, will travel!! Not all Wingers are old Wingers.

PGR member. Riding in memory of my father, Clyde D. Ward, USN. WWII

Myself, USN, Vietnam Vet. 68-72, 74-76
VF-194 aboard the USS. Oriskany
USS Saratoga, ships company

-----------------------------------
Bagmaster, our former forum Toolmaster and friend, is no longer with us. He passed away in February 2012.

The roads and byways, no matter how beautiful and exhilarating, are a lonelier place now. RIP Bagmaster (Baggy).
-----------------------------------
Bagmaster is offline  
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-29-2010, 01:30 PM
Senior Member
 
DaveO430's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Amity, Arkansas, USA
Model: GL1800 GL1100
Posts: 14,665
Garage
Post imported post

Now I'm confused, which other bolt are you referring to?

Darksider #304 the force is strong in this one.
NRA endowment life member
Bright lights, protective gear and paying attention saves lives. Loud pipes just annoy the people behind you.
Wild Rhino Arkansas chapter
2010 1800 pearl yellow
2004 KLR650
DaveO430 is online now  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-29-2010, 01:34 PM
Passed On, R.I.P.
 
Bagmaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Jonesville, South Carolina, USA
Posts: 10,509
Post imported post

DaveO430 wrote:
Quote:
Now I'm confused, which other bolt are you referring to?
The 6mm allen head bolt inside the axle mount area that holds the damper to the bottom of the lower fork tube.

Michael
Too much chrome to polish, too little time!!
Have trailer, will travel!! Not all Wingers are old Wingers.

PGR member. Riding in memory of my father, Clyde D. Ward, USN. WWII

Myself, USN, Vietnam Vet. 68-72, 74-76
VF-194 aboard the USS. Oriskany
USS Saratoga, ships company

-----------------------------------
Bagmaster, our former forum Toolmaster and friend, is no longer with us. He passed away in February 2012.

The roads and byways, no matter how beautiful and exhilarating, are a lonelier place now. RIP Bagmaster (Baggy).
-----------------------------------
Bagmaster is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-29-2010, 01:42 PM
Senior Member
 
DaveO430's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Amity, Arkansas, USA
Model: GL1800 GL1100
Posts: 14,665
Garage
Post imported post

Yes that one has to be removed to get the fork apart, there is no other one there, that I know of.

Darksider #304 the force is strong in this one.
NRA endowment life member
Bright lights, protective gear and paying attention saves lives. Loud pipes just annoy the people behind you.
Wild Rhino Arkansas chapter
2010 1800 pearl yellow
2004 KLR650
DaveO430 is online now  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-30-2010, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: tucson, Arizona, USA
Posts: 144
Post imported post

Not as bad as I thought. Its just all the junk you have to remove to get to the forks. Could have swapped the seals on my klr 1/2dozen times in the time it took to do this. I at least know I have progressive springs up front as well. Hope this helps out with the new seals. 1 leg had maybe 2oz of oil in it if that. Suspension should be alot better now. Thanks for the info folks
h2smokin is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-31-2010, 07:43 AM
Just another ORF!
 
Dusty Boots's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Beaverton, Ontario, Canada
Model: 92 1500 Aspencade
Posts: 8,189
Garage
Post imported post

h2smokin wrote:
Quote:
I at least know I have progressive springs up front as well.


Just to clarify for those that have never opened up, or removed the forksprings.

The earlierstock 1500 set-up is 2 springs per leg seperated with a large 'washer', with the longer one being progressively wound. Later years used a 'spacer' instead of the shorter spring on top

Also, check the length of the larger, main spring to make sure it is within service limits. If it measures 382.8mm/15.07" or less, - replace them

If you only have one spring per leg and no spacerin the 1500, then you most likely have a set of Progressives installed.


1992 1500 Aspencade - 213,178 showing on the clock

- just another Rider
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



"anyone can go fast on a straightaway" - Dusty Boots

Dusty Boots is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums > Forums > Goldwing Technical Forum

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
GL1500, how do i change front fork oil rickformer Goldwing Technical Forum 18 03-03-2014 03:46 AM
GL1100I front fork seal change... Thundergeezer Goldwing Technical Forum 4 10-06-2009 03:56 PM
85 aspy fork seal change pizllexam Goldwing Technical Forum 6 03-21-2007 01:39 PM
'79 GL1000 Fork Seal change Rescuer Goldwing Technical Forum 6 02-26-2006 01:44 AM
front fork seal Mt.Mike Goldwing Technical Forum 6 05-01-2005 07:12 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome