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I think i damaged my fork seal during transport on a trailer. It is only leaking from one fork seal tho. I was wondering if i should fork out the cash having a mechanic do it, or is it something i can tackle in my garage? Any info will help.
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kager, Welcome to the BEST Goldwing forum in the world (IMHO).

As to your leaking fork seal, it is not a hard project to do in your garage here is a tutorial on how to do it and it is very easy to do. Just go with the pictures and it takes you step by step, and in no time you'll have it done. I used it when I did mine.


http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/forum9/72576.html
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If you have some mechanical ability then it's not too bad to replace the seals. there is a how to step by step on it here somewhere. you might want to coonsider converting to progressive springs while your there, I did mine not too long ago and I love the ride of the progressive springs

a couple tips
the factory springs, there are 2 per tube and they are strong and will jump out of fork when cap is removed, BE CAREFULL
if your going to put the original springs back in, do your research on how to get them back in, I can tell you I couldn't have put mine back without some special tools

the allen screws at the bottom would not come out on my forks, they just turned, so I drained it good and finished the job without removing them for inspection, I took a chance I know but it seems it was OK

I found a floor jack and a 2X6 under the frame just behind the timing cover worked great to lift the bike for the repairs, very stable
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Thanks AJ for the 2by6 tip. i was wondering how to get this heavy thing up safe!
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Sure thing, also here is one of the tutorals to refer to
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/forum9/72576.html
I still haven't found the one about the progressive spring install that I used when I did mine, it starts at removing the forks and then goes step by step
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