paul,I've overhauled several different models of Goldwing forks. It's not a particularly difficult job. There's no reason to remove the top caps and springs, if you do that for whatever reason then the job takes a lot more effort or a home made jig to help remove and replace the fork caps under the spring pressure. You can replace the seals and bushings with the fork tubes on the bike or off. If you go to Rudy's website you can see my 1500 in the process. I was removing the springs which isn't necessary for seals and bushings. Basically you put the bike on the center stand, jack up under the front of the engine to get the front wheel off the ground (or use a bike jack), remove the calipers and fender and wheel and then remove the allen bolt at the bottom of the fork tube. Then it's only a matter of removing the circlip under the rubber dust cover at the top of the slider and yanking it off the fork tube.