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on my 85 12000 Aspencade I am in the process of replacing the fork seals and steering stem bearings.

When I pulled the springs out I noticed that the right side springs had a washer between the smaller upper and larger lower springs and the left side did not have the washer between the springs.

I thought to put the springs back together without the washer in either side then I went looking in the parts bin and found a couple of washers with the exact same outside diameter but the inside hole was much smaller.

I am thinking of replacing the original washer and putting the new washers on both sides. I do not think the the smaller hole in the center should affect the function of the shock the fluid level is below the washer.

Does anyone think the smaller hole will affect the operation of the fork?

In the picture, the original washer is on theright and the proposed replacement washer is on the left.



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Old 05-08-2011, 08:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looking at the fiche I can't tell which piece is which.

http://www.westernhonda.com/fiche_section_detail.asp?section=146258&catego ry=MOTORCYCLES&make=HONDA&year=1985&fv eh=3443

Just put Progressive springs in there. You'll be much happier.


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I would say its #6 : plate ,spring joint



that aside i see no reason not to use the wahsers you have . I see no reason the smaller hole will affect anything either .
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