Sleeping beauty better wake up soon!!!!


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Sleeping beauty better wake up soon!!!!

Postby made2care » Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:50 pm



Since I'm putting on a new front tire, and since this bike is in horrible shape, decided to have local shop change front fork oil and install fresh pair of dust seals. They called me back and said that the fork bushings were shot!!
To mount new tire( which I already purchased online), change fork oil , install bushings and dust seals , my grand total is $180 , ouch. If I had the appropriate tools I would do all this myself!!
This old girl is getting to be expensive, and I haven't even started on the carbs yet :x



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Re: Sleeping beauty better wake up soon!!!!

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:30 pm

Bushings as parts aren't all that expensive, and if they're changing the seals, they're 9/10 of the way there anyway. Might as well have them done and not have to do them again in the near future.

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Re: Sleeping beauty better wake up soon!!!!

Postby cbx4evr » Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:23 pm

That price doesn't sound to bad if it's parts and labour plus the tire mount.
"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

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Honda VTX 1300- sold
Honda shadow Aero 1100- sold
1987 Honda Goldwing interstate "Sleeping Beauty"- sold
02 kawasaki vulcan 1500 drifter - sold
1997 Honda goldwing SE 1500 - AKA "Black Beard" (current)
1981 GL1100 - "The Wanderer"

Re: Sleeping beauty better wake up soon!!!!

Postby made2care » Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:32 pm

I called the shop back and asked a few more questions. When they called initially I was too busy to talk. Simply asked about price of bushings and they stated they could not find any aftermarket. , therefore had to go oem.




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