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I have a 1995 GL1500SE with a weeping front fork seal. Scheduled for re-building soon. A few questions for the pro's. I have new progressive springs to install in the front forks and I'm hunting around for bushing & seal kits.OEM or Aftermarket?

Right now the 130k mile bike rides like a tank. I use the OEM suggested air pressures front and rear. The rear is a snap to adjust. Although the owners manual says to adjust while on the center stand I can't because of the sidecar. Will that make a differance?



The front is a pain because of the low pressures and being touchy to adjust. Is there a kit to link up both front fork air valves? It there a guage or pump that works best for adjusting the psi in the front forks?

I plan on going over the triple tree as well while I have the front end off. Any Advice would be much appreciated. I have the Honda & Chilton Shop manuals. They both are very well done books and worth every penny.


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I don't think there is a kit to crossover the airlink on the front forks. Most sidecar owners seem to agree that the stock front end is a bit of a compromise for a rig and I don't recall if they say Progressives make a big difference.
 

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this is one place that has the full kits for the front forks. I'm sure there are many more. They run with seals, bushings and O rings for both sides 97.00.

http://www.wingstuff.com/

I would think that progressives can only help you. I know they helped me considerably in the trike. I don't use air at all with the progressives in the front.
 

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Same here. The MotorTrike I ride has progressives in the forks, and air makes very little difference in the ride.Over filling with more air will lift the forks up quite a bit, but you are guarenteed to blow the seals. I run 2-4 pounds of air,as suggested by a trike dealer, and leave it. It will leak off in about a week.jimsjinx
 

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Thanks so far all. From what the seller of the rig told me the rack was modified on my bike. So it will never be a two wheeler again. I have no problem with steering or and "shimmy". The sidecar has an electric trim so I can adjust the "alingment/hight depending on the load in the hack. The hack has a very good working torsion bar suspension. Yes I'll check out the kit Spider Bob suggested. Any comments on OEM vs. Aftermarket kits for the front forks?
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