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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-03-2010, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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Bought some progressives and need to go out and find the correct size hex wrench. Do I need to remove the handlebars? I can see and reach the fork caps, but was wondering if somewhere in the process the handlebars will be in the way or be a problem. I'm guessing that I don't need to remove, but it is never discussed in any on the install threads
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Hi reiny the hex wrench is 17mm you do not have to remove the bars put the bike on the center stand and a small jack under the engine to lift the front wheel just off the ground when you remove the cap put pressure down on the wrench so the cap dont hit you in the face and at the bottom of each leg on the anti dive remove the last bolt 10mm spanner so you can drain the oil and replace with new stuff

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I'm sure Rudy will chime in any minute but I'll take a whack at it. I doubt you'll get them back together without taking the forks off the bike. To do less is probably taking your life in your hands. It takes a great deal of force to re-install. Even the Progressives on my GL500 were a bear and I'm 200 lbs. I applied pressure and my son turned the ratchet.

Check out this thread:

https://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/...991217#p991217

And here's the tool Rudy made to safely put it back together:

http://goldwingtech.info/exavid/forktool.html

There are likely guys that have attempted to do the job without removing and have lived to tell about it. You'll hear from them in a bit. Too bad we don't have audio so you could hear the altered tone of their voices.

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for to reinstall the caps i made this out of 1 1/4 in pvc pipe so my son could push down and i could screw the caps back on you dont want to cross tread these
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No problem at all putting Progressives in my 1100.

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Lots of great information, thanks everyone. Will go by the hex wrench tomorrow and get at 'er.

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O.K....ran into a problem. Got the fork caps out O.K., although one was bear to crack open. Drained the forks, when I went to put the drain bolt back into the right fork,it wouldn't tighten down. I was careful not to cross-thread it when I put it in. When I took it back out, I was able to pull out of the fork what I believe is a metal shaving coiled up like a spring. The bolt shows no signs of cross-threading, so I tried it again. It turns in fine, but won't tighten down, it gets snug but then just keeps turning.
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Did you loosen the triple tree before removing caps?

Common to strip out the fork tube if you don't......and I really hope you did not. How hard was it to crack the old girl? Mine was VERY HARD....and ran back to the site to ask for help. I think you may have a problem in that fork....as much as I hate to think it,
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Drain bolt......I missed that. My bad.

So fork caps are in OK?
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