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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-06-2013, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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Might anyone have a spring removal tool I might borrow?

I just replaced the shocks with Progressives on my 1991 Aspencade and man did it make a difference!

So now instead of just replacing the fork oil I'm going to do a fork re-build and steering stem greasing/tightening so hopefully it will be even better than new.

My forks have no air valves just caps with the hex depression so I'm going to plug or put in Schrader valves.

I know I'm a newbie here (but a very long time motorcyclist/forum guy) so I'd be happy to pay shipping both ways and a little more for the effort. Hell I'll even Paypal a deposit no problem.

If anyone can help I'd really appreciate it.

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PM flyboyziel56, I don't know if there is one available in the tool loaner program but if not I don't think 1500 fork springs are very hard to do with just a ratchet and extension.

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Damn. After spending 2hrs looking at all the fork rebuild info I could find I just realized that the one tutorial I had planned to follow was for the 1200 and not my 1500.

Anyone know of any good on-bike fork rebuild tutorials like this one for the 1500?

https://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/...-tutorial.html
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All you really need for the top cap Jim is a 17mm Hex tool like the ones used for removing drain bolts from gearboxes. They come cheap in sets of five or six different sizes and can be had in probably most car accessory shops.

Some people leave the forks in the bike when doing the seals. I personally find it just as easy and fast to remove the forks. Instructions for that here: https://www.goldwingfacts.com/1500forks.htm

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Ok. Thanks guys. Going to Harbor Freight now. Hope to fine a 36mm deep well i can modify for the steering bearings.
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I bought a 36mm socket to modify for the steering stem nut but its not a deep well and only 1-1/8" deep as thats all Advance Auto Parts had.

Does anyone know if this may be deep enough? I might be able to bore it out another 1/4" for stem clearance if need be.

From the pics on here it looks like its borderline. http://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewto...p?f=14&t=12367

They didn't have the 17mm hex plug but I just got one off of eBay for for $5.74 shipped. They have one left if anyone's interested. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=310610565336 Can't beat that price delivered!
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I do believe you will need a deep socket. 1 7/16 is the same as 36mm so you might find it that way.

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Just ordered a superbrace, fork seal/bushing kit and steering bearings. Somebody please stop me!
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