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Hi all,

Can I simply swap the fork caps on my 1989 GL1500 US spec for the later ones so I can add air. Or should I just drill out the existing ones and add schrader valves?

I am hoping to just stiffen up the front end cheaply, rather than going to the expense of adding progressive springs. :shock:

I am about to change the upper bushes, oil, and seals, so now is as good a time as any.

Has anyone already done this? If so has it made an improvement? :baffled:
 

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Yes and yes Mark. The caps from theAmerican SEmodels will fit. Everything else inside the forks is the same (seals, bushes etc.) so you won't have any problems other than having to be careful not to strip the finethreads on the caps. I don't know why Honda didn't put the air caps on the European SE's in the first place.:baffled: The few cents they saved by cutting corners was well outweighed by the bad feelings this caused over this side of the pond.
 

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Hi Mark. You must be doing something right, it's rare for the wingnut to get involved personally these days. :goofygrin:He's right about the caps, you won't need any other parts and adding 6psi will make a big difference for the better.
 

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Many thanks for the replies chaps, I appreciate your time. I was hoping for that reply! :grinner:

I feel most honoured you have replied wingnut(and of course yourself englishted;))
, congratulations on a GREAT site and forum.
 

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The word of the wingnut is good enough for me. :bowing::bowing::bowing:(I love that smily). Thanks Ted as well, I was never really sure about this question myself.
 

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I know lots of people who did this same "conversion" Mark. No problems reported and all were happy with the resulting improvement.
 
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