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I did it Finally got up the courage to try pulling the fork cap and change the oil on my GL1200I 1986. It turns out this bike has the original springs and maybe even had the original oil. :wtf: The oil smelled bad like something died in there. I plan on rebuilding them some winter with some new springs but not now.

So putting the caps back on was really easy once I figured out a comfortable way to stand on the seat of my bike with most of my weight on the cap and still be able to turn it. I ended up using some extensions on a 3/8 drive tool that looks like a old hand drill (not the kind that has gears but the kind that looks like this)


I put a folded towel under my arm and let my weight push the cap down. It took about 2min to put the caps on and about 2 hours of thinking and :praying: to figure out how to do it. Now I know I can do it.:claps:
Their for a while I was glad I had 2 days to figure out how to get those caps back on before I needed my bike.;)

Now I think it's not that hard.
 
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