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most of the articles i have read are for 1100 or 1500 goldwings.

is there anyone who has pics or details for the 1200.or are they the same.

just trying to work myself into doing this job i guess.i debate too much i think
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Not all that much difference in the models. Before you work up the grit to tackle the job read up on the subject. Clymer has a good manual for the 1200 you can find it on Amazon or other books sources. One error in the Clymer book is they show the fork seal upside down, in all 'Wings the seal goes in with the openside facing the ground and the side with writing upward.



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You might try looking at http://www.chuck.kichline.com then go to his goldwing pages.He has some good pictures and some hints on fork seal replacement.I also have a honda service manual for my 82 1100 and a clymer .I use the clymer in the garage and leave the honda manual in the house do it doesn"t get nasty.Got both manuals on e-bay
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Great post, thanks for the info
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This is great stuff.



What normally causes one forkn leg oil rto become very dirty and dicoloured?
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I have also done it, with leaving the upper tubes in the tripple trees was very easy to do that way.



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What normally causes one forkn leg oil rto become very dirty and dicoloured?



Wear can do it, fine material from the fork bushings, rubber particles from the seal, and dirt and moisture that gets past the seal all can contribute to that black gummy stuff.



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Can anyone tell me what these "fork gaiters" are? And where I would obtain them from? Have some fork seals leaking on my 1200, so I'm going to have to go into them at some point. And the inner cylinders are a bit rough....so I may need to do something to protect the seals....

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Keep them clean and you shouldn't have a problem.

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