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I did mine with forks and fairing on bike. I took the spring caps off and couldn't get them back on so I made a tool.

I used 2in PVC slip to thread adapter, 2in cap, a plastic tubeI found in my garage that just fit around the cap and Epoxy puty.I knotched the tube for the valve. Using Wax Paper over the cap formed the Epoxy to the cap before it dried in the tool.

It gave me the control needed to push down and start the threads.

Didn't want to post that many times here so I uploaded to MY GALLERY
 

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This strand has come a long way. So...

I tried the Lucas power steering treatment to the leaky (oil and air) forks of my '81 gl1100. Nuthin doin:baffled:. Guess I gotta do it right, $30 per side for OEM seals from the only Chicago (Skokie) dealer to stock them.
But, did you soaking them overnight in the Lucas?
 

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I'm having a devil of a time getting the circlips out.I can pinch them enough for them to come out of their recess but it seems like the circlip pliers do not have a strong enough grip on the clip for me to pull the clip out.

Any ideas?
 

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I'm having a devil of a time getting the circlips out.I can pinch them enough for them to come out of their recess but it seems like the circlip pliers do not have a strong enough grip on the clip for me to pull the clip out.

Any ideas?
I've use the circlip pliers along with a flat bladed screwdriver. Using the pliers to get it pulled away from the wall then I put a thin bladed screwdriver behind it and wedge it out. Of course it ain't right but it does the job with no damage. Just be careful and go slow. Works for me.........................;)
 

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Slipping a small screw driver behind the circlip as the snap ring plier pulls it inward is a pretty common way to get the clips out. You can use two screw drivers, small ones with thin 3/16" or smaller blade widths, squeeze the circlip, get the screw driver behind it to wedge it out, and work it toward the middle of the clip by inserting the other screw driver and twisting the blade to pry more of the clip out. Once you have about half the clip out of its groove you can start using the screw driver to pry the loose end upward as you work it out. If you bend the clip a bit it won't hurt, it's easy to straighten them out if you give them a bit of a wow.
 

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thank you for the help on the front fork seals.
i'm new on this site, found it via google and haven't been able to find a list of the FAQ's.

is there a blow by blow description of how to disassemble the front forks and then tell what parts need to be replaced?

i found these to be most helpful, wondering if i missed something important.

http://www.dansmc.com/81goldwing_fork.JPG
http://www.dansmc.com/forks.htm

working on both an '80 1100 and '81 1200
of course they both leak, seals dont seem to last long in the arizona desert heat.

tia.
 

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rmwilliamsll wrote:
thank you for the help on the front fork seals.
i'm new on this site, found it via google and haven't been able to find a list of the FAQ's.

is there a blow by blow description of how to disassemble the front forks and then tell what parts need to be replaced?

i found these to be most helpful, wondering if i missed something important.

http://www.dansmc.com/81goldwing_fork.JPG
http://www.dansmc.com/forks.htm

working on both an '80 1100 and '81 1200
of course they both leak, seals dont seem to last long in the arizona desert heat.

tia.
Welcome to the greatest Goldwing Forum :waving:

Try this link.

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/view_topic.php?id=18606&forum_id=1&highlight=fork+overhaul

In the search box at top left of home page for the forum type fork overhaul or such term.
 

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most of the articles i have read are for 1100 or 1500 goldwings.

is there anyone who has pics or details for the 1200.or are they the same.

just trying to work myself into doing this job i guess.i debate too much i think
 

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Not all that much difference in the models. Before you work up the grit to tackle the job read up on the subject. Clymer has a good manual for the 1200 you can find it on Amazon or other books sources. One error in the Clymer book is they show the fork seal upside down, in all 'Wings the seal goes in with the openside facing the ground and the side with writing upward.



Go for it, it's not difficult and doesn't have the potential for disaster as incorrectly changing a timing belt. It's a good confidence builder.
 

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You might try looking at http://www.chuck.kichline.com then go to his goldwing pages.He has some good pictures and some hints on fork seal replacement.I also have a honda service manual for my 82 1100 and a clymer .I use the clymer in the garage and leave the honda manual in the house do it doesn"t get nasty.Got both manuals on e-bay
I think this link will work:



http://www.kichline.com/chuck/default.htm
 

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This is great stuff.



What normally causes one forkn leg oil rto become very dirty and dicoloured?
 

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What normally causes one forkn leg oil rto become very dirty and dicoloured?



Wear can do it, fine material from the fork bushings, rubber particles from the seal, and dirt and moisture that gets past the seal all can contribute to that black gummy stuff.
 

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Can anyone tell me what these "fork gaiters" are? And where I would obtain them from? Have some fork seals leaking on my 1200, so I'm going to have to go into them at some point. And the inner cylinders are a bit rough....so I may need to do something to protect the seals....
 
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