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1500 Front End disassembly - video

Postby heidebill » Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:58 am



Here is a video of my work on the Steering part of my 1500
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I'll Post the next part when it's done,
Still waiting on Bushings and Seals

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Re: 1500 Front End

Postby cbx4evr » Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:12 pm

Hmmmm. I have to pull out my forks some time soon too. Nice set up you have there Bill.

Do you have a tool for removing the fork cap / spring?
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Re: 1500 Front End

Postby dingdong » Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:37 pm

Great vid. What is the problem with your steering? I have mine apart now because my bearings were just a bit sloppy. I have found out that the lock nut doesn't have to be tight. It has to fit to the locking washer ring so being tight isn't critical and may not be tight when the locking washer ring lines up with the slots in the nuts. I didn't see how you loosened the main adjusting nut. Was it loose also? That nut should be torqued. I had difficulty getting enough slack in the cable that goes through the neck. I had to loosen all the clamps and brackets that hold the wiring at the neck. Do you have a tool to tighten the main nut? I am going to fabricate one to finish the job. Don't want to spent the bucks to purchase one.
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Re: 1500 Front End

Postby redial » Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:41 pm

Thanks for posting this Part 1, I look forward to the follower(s). It is very clear on what and when to do things, and I for one appreciate your effort.
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Re: 1500 Front End disassembly - video

Postby heidebill » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:25 am

The Fork Cap/Spring Nut, I pushed on the assembled fork and there was only minimal pressure there so I Loosened off the Nut with my Home made Allen wrench, ( I welded a Metric Nut the size that fit in the Fork Nut onto a peice of flat bar ) , Then by hand removed the Fork Nut with a rag over it to absorb any sudden impact. There was None/Minimal. As for problems with steering, I felt there was to much wobble, slugish, action in the steering, not knowing if it was the nature of the beast, or a problem. I also wanted to take apart the steering bearings just to check them out, and re grease. The wiring for the steering sensor was time consuming, I also had to loosen alot of the wiring down that neck to get the slack I needed. As for the socket, I built it, same thing, didn't want to spend the money, and the nearest Honda dealer is an hour away. I just used an old 1 1/4" socket, welded some tabs on, slight problem is that it needs to be a deep socket, so I had to machine some of the center out. A piece of pipe would have been easier. The rest of the parts should be here in about a week. Bill

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Re: 1500 Front End disassembly - video

Postby mainship87 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:43 pm

Great video and the timing is just right for my next projects. I have one fork leaking oil at the seal and I plan to replace the timing belts 1995 1500SE, as I purchased the bike in July 2011 and don't have any history and it has 78,000 miles. I know I don't have to remove the forks to replace the timing belts; but Since it is winter here in TN, I'll have some time to get both done. Looking forward to the reassembly video.

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Re: 1500 Front End disassembly - video

Postby cbx4evr » Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:06 am

Bill. Have you checked your spring length? Seems to me there should have been a little more pressure than what you describe.

I just installed Progressive springs.
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Re: 1500 Front End disassembly - video

Postby heidebill » Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:07 am

Just got back from Hawaii, to cold!!
I measured my old springs at 387mm
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Re: 1500 Front End disassembly - video

Postby cbx4evr » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:11 am

You went to Hawaii a week too early. Ya it sure is cold here. -31C this morning at my place.

I would get yourself some Progressive springs to replace the stockers.
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Re: 1500 Front End disassembly - video

Postby heidebill » Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:20 am

I disassembled my forks yesterday, got the video started, but ran into a bit of a snag, The chrome is worn off one of the fork tubes, Priced out New, Used and Re Chroming, I'll probably re chrome both as they are both out, One has a spot the size of a finger nail worn off, and the other one is scuffed,
I guess this is why I pulled it apart, wanted to find the bad stuff in the winter
Re Chroming, a couple of weeks.
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Re: 1500 Front End disassembly - video

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:48 am

heidebill wrote:I disassembled my forks yesterday, got the video started, but ran into a bit of a snag, The chrome is worn off one of the fork tubes, Priced out New, Used and Re Chroming, I'll probably re chrome both as they are both out, One has a spot the size of a finger nail worn off, and the other one is scuffed,
I guess this is why I pulled it apart, wanted to find the bad stuff in the winter
Re Chroming, a couple of weeks.
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How many miles have you got on those forks, just out of interest?

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Re: 1500 Front End disassembly - video

Postby heidebill » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:39 pm

150,000 km or
94,000 miles

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Re: 1500 Front End disassembly - video

Postby heidebill » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:17 pm

Here is a picture of the Fork Tube


Re Chrome time


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Re: 1500 Front End disassembly - video

Postby heidebill » Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:53 am

sent the Fork tubes off for re chroming today, should have them back in 2 weeks,
Want to go to Branson MO. Then Sturgis SD.Then Yellowstone, This summer, about 7,500km . Want it to be in good shape.
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Re: 1500 Front End disassembly - video

Postby heidebill » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:06 pm

Also when I dissassembled the forks, Only one side had the "Oil Lock" bushing, All the honda dealers and others I tried are on Back Order, Until When ever, So I built my own on the lathe, Couple of hours and I have one.
The missing Oil Lock P/N 51432-MN5-003
The missing Oil Lock P/N 51432-MN5-003
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Re: 1500 Front End disassembly - video

Postby heidebill » Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:19 pm

Couple of weeks for my fork tubes is turning out to be a couple of months,
They claim to be having chroming problems, Might need to buy a new one???
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Re: 1500 Front End disassembly - video

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:37 am

Wow...that's a long time. Getting very close to riding season!

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Re: 1500 Front End disassembly - video

Postby heidebill » Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:21 am

Yeah, I've been phoning him every week, I was going to ask him if they lost it or wrecked it, He finally confessed they were having trouble getting the chrome to stick on one tube and had to redo it, a third time, I don't want to buy used ones as they may be as worn as the ones I had, can't tell until you take them apart, See what he says on monday, if i can't get a pssitive result I may start on the hunt for a new tube.
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Re: 1500 Front End disassembly - video

Postby heidebill » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:48 pm

Sorry Guys, I was a bit frusterated about the shop that was doing the re Chrome, When I finally got them back, I just assembled and did not do a re assemble video, I remembered after all the parts were in the forks, Sorry,
All went together fine and the rechrome was perfect. It's all back together and I went on my first ride this evening
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Re: 1500 Front End disassembly - video

Postby dingdong » Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:02 pm

Heidebill: I have a question about your forks. You described having to make your own oil lock piece for one of the forks. If you haven't discovered this yet there is only one fork that has this piece. Which side has even changed through the years. I have a 93 bike and a 96 manual. So now I think I got it placed in the wrong fork. ?? I can't seem to find any info for the 93 that is dependable. The 96 manual says it goes in the right fork but the quantity of fork oil is stated as 377cc in the right and 361 in the left. Seems it should be in reverse of that as far as quantity because of the extra displacement of the lock piece. Just curious.
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Re: 1500 Front End disassembly - video

Postby heidebill » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:18 pm

Thanks Ding Dong
It seems I made and installed an extra Oil Lock,
I'll just keep leaning right and all should be well, Ha Ha
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Re: 1500 Front End disassembly - video

Postby Trace Wallace » Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:42 pm

I disassembled my forks for my 98 Wing. During disassembly, I had the cone shaped oil lock piece in the left fork, but the right fork didn't have one. Have you found out if only one fork is supposed to have it. Also When I took the caps off, there were not spacers in the fork like my Haynes manual said there is. The manual specifies spring length a little over 15 inches. My springs are much longer than that. I am assuming the springs have been replaced and the spacer is not needed with these. Can you verify?

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Re: 1500 Front End disassembly - video

Postby heidebill » Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:26 pm

You are supposed to have an Oil Lock on one side only, I can't remember about the lengths and spacers, Bill

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Re: 1500 Front End disassembly - video

Postby hap2 » Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:16 pm

My computer says the video does not exist.

Do u hava youtube link for it?

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Re: 1500 Front End disassembly - video

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:00 pm

hap2 wrote:My computer says the video does not exist.

Do u hava youtube link for it?


I believe the original author removed it from Youtube.




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