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Goldwing 1800 stiff ride.

Since my front seals on my 2010 GoldWing 1800 were changed, my Trike rides stiff, like a log truck! Has anyone else had this problem? And what did you do to correct it. The local Honda dealership can't figure out the problem. The anti-dive is disabled. Honda sent a new front fork, no cost, but that did not cure the problem. Any help sure would be appreciated.
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Did they use the right weight fork oil? Overfill the forks?
Did the trike ride rough prior to the seal change?


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Trike rode fine prior to seal being changes. I asked the tech if he possibly overfilled the forks and he said no, even after he changed the left fork he was very careful with the oil level. I'm wondering if he should have used 20 weight instead of recommended 10 weight. Hope I didn't get that backward!

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Are you sure the ADV is still disabled?

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If they notice the anti-dive disabled they will enable it. Dave0430 is right. You might want to check and see.

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Make sure the dampener in the right fork leg is ok
or
make sure the ADV is still deactivated. If not then obviously it's stuck
or
disassembly of the forks is needed to make sure all is done correctly
Having said all that, now your forks are no longer letting pressure escape, though leaking seals, suspension will feel stiffer,IMO
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Also possible that they didn't follow procedure for mounting the front wheel.Forks could be binding up because of this.

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