ATF in forks?
I got 2 responses, but both failed to read the request in the OP.
So, I was not able to pull the pin to remove the adjust screw, what Honda calls the Orifice. I soaked the parts in ATF for 2 nights and it did get very clean, enough to see the ball bearings in the TRAC case, but for some reason the ball bearings would not come out the opening. Now I know they are in there.
All is clean and rebuilt, so I hope it works now. Prior to this work, when I jammed on the front brakes and the forks would go down quickly. Maybe it would be worse w/o TRAC or maybe it was not functioning. I don't know.
Dennis, BTW the Pirelli MT66 tires you suggested look great! Much better tread design than the Dunlop E3 tires I bought last time. I used balance beads inside and sealed the rims with slime, which is NOT easy to do! I filled the front to 40 lbs. the first night and the pressure dropped to 38 in 24 hours. This worried me, per your comment. Then I set the pressure to 34 lb which is about where I would run the front. It has sit exactly at 34 lb for 3 days now! I didn't want to mount, if it was going to leak. I believe the 2 lb loss the fist night was just due to some initial stretch after mounting.
So, is any ATF good for fork oil? That's all the service manual states.
1984 Goldwing Standard