Bikers Workshop Series
Honda Goldwing GL1500 Forks Removal.
By Steve Saunders.
Removing the forks from a Honda Goldwing GL1500, instructions with photos. The procedure is the same for all 1988-2000 GL1500 Goldwing models.
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First thing is to secure your GL1500 Goldwing so it doesn't fall when you pull the front end out. Having the GL1500 front wheel an inch or two off the floor will make it easier to roll the wheel out later.
Pull the Goldwing fender rear trims off.
Remove the 8mm bolt here...
...and the two here...
...don't lose the spacers from the bottom two...
...and pull the rotor cover off. Do the same on the left side.
Pull off the ignition cover and the two plastic console fillers.
Remove the two brake caliper bracket Allen bolts and pull the whole bracket/caliper assembly away from your Goldwing.
Remove the large axle bolt.
Loosen the two 12mm lower pinch bolts on each fork leg.
Now push the axle through and remove it.
Don't lose the right side spacer when you roll the wheel out.
If you decided to leave the speedometer drive connected to the cable, unhook it from the bracket and let the drive and cable dangle with the rear fender when you remove that later.
A closer look at the GL1500 speedometer drive...
...and where it is driven from in the wheel.
Time to roll the wheel out of the Goldwing.
Pop the fork trim cover bolt caps off and remove the two Allen bolts and the trim.
Don't lose the spacers.
Now remove the four bolts which go through the fork legs and fender...
...and into this bracket.
Remove the two 10mm bolts holding the lower part of the front part of the fender to the fork legs...
...and remove the front part of the fender.
Now remove the 10mm bolt from each side and remove the rear part of the front fender.
Loosen the 10mm pinch bolt at the top of each fork leg...
...and the two Allen bolts lower down...
...and slide the fork legs out.