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I read a few real good posts about the fork oil change/fill procedure on the 1500.....as well as the brake bleed procedure.

I can't seem to find the ones I read previously.


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Thanks agnogel.......but that one is for fork removal. Just changing the oil today friend.

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Could it be this one RED?

https://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/...695&forum_id=1

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Yes.... this was one of the ones I read and found helpful.


Thank you,

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I guess I forgot the syringe for the forks..........

Any suggestions as to were I could run out and get one? I need to go to Home depot anyway for some tubing for the speed bleeders. Perhaps I might stumble on something there.


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Don't know where the brake bleed one is but what I do is bleed the front first. You use a small brake bottle bleeder about 9.00 at a parts store. This doesn't allow air to go back into the lines (a very useful item). Then once the front is done you remove the small black rubber hole filler in your left rear Saddlebag and using the same bottle you bleed the rear brakes. Once you are satisfied you again move to the front brake open the valve and bleed for air then(here comes the weird part) you put something heavy on the rear pedal I use a sledge hammer and leave it for 3 or 4 hours. The front brake has a lot more tubing to go through so air can get trapped in those lines. This allows the air to work it's way out I actually left mine overnight in the morning trapped in the hose line was two good sized air bubbles. I then pumped the brakes twice and tightened the valve back up and the brakes have just been really great ever since.

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Thanks Pirate or the advice on the brakes.

Fortunately I have the speed bleeders that will allow me to change out all the fluid with ease. There's a little ball and spring mechanism that will not allow air back into the caliper.


I was wondering how to get at the rear.....

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You can usually beg a large plastic syringe off of a large animal veterinarian. They throw them out every day.

That is a veterinarian that works on large (farm) animals not a veterinarian that is large.

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Try a lawn mower parts store , i think they sell a syringe kit for adding two stroke oil to fuel.

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