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I have just purchased a goldwing that needed some work. first was the forks. I left them on the bike and pulled sliders off. replaced seals and decided to go ahead and replace slider and fork bushings while i had them apart. the problem is what is the trick to get the slider and fork tube to go back together. I thought the slider bushing would slide up over the fork bushing but that doesn't seem to be working. Is there a trick to this or am I just going about this all wrong. any help would be appreciated.
 

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Welcome to the forum, Cheeter.

I don't understand, I guess. Are you trying to put the slider back over the tube with the seal in place?
 

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You have to put the seal and the slider bushing on the top tube then slide the the slider up onto the top tube. Then you need to drive the bushing into the slider and then the seal. You can use a piece of PVC pipe I think 1 1/2 inch cut in half so it goes around the fork and then you can use it like a slide hammer to get the bushing and seal in.
I did the same thing with one side when I did mine last year and there is no way to get the slider with the bushing in it over the fork tube with the bushing on it. I ended up taking a dremmel tool and cutting the bushing out of the slider being very careful not to damage the slider.
There are some links on fork rebuilding I'll see if I can find one.
Good luck I had a heck of a time with mine.
 

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thanks for the reply. after reading your post i also found a tutuorial with pics posted by scotthohio that was great. after reading yours and his posts then looking at the step by step pics I got it done. thanks to all who helped!
 

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Glade you got it back together and welcome to the forum a lot of good information here.
You should enjoy the bike I've got an 81 GL1100 that I've had a little over a year now. It had been neglected and needed work also and the forks was the first thing I did.
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