1975 GL1000 fork guide bushing info required


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1975 GL1000 fork guide bushing info required

Postby Oggy » Sun Jul 05, 2015 3:43 am



Hi all. I'm fixing up my forks that were leaking..

I've managed to remove the seals in the fork leg and the guide bushes in the legs are pretty damaged and worn, so I also managed to remove them.

Now looking at all the parts lists and microfiche so I can find, the bushes are not shown anywhere ?!

The ones I removed are in two halves...

Anyone know where I can source some? Maybe they were just part of the lower leg ( but as they are pressed in they must be a part number somewhere? Maybe a set from newer forks fit ?

If I can't find these , then I guess I'll need to get something machined up....

Any help from anyone who has gone through this would be appreciated...... ( of know anyone with fork lowers in Australia...

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Re: 1975 GL1000 fork guide bushing info required

Postby dingdong » Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:31 am

Those bushings are part of the lower fork tube. Not sold separately.

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Re: 1975 GL1000 fork guide bushing info required

Postby Oggy » Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:37 am

dingdong wrote:Those bushings are part of the lower fork tube. Not sold separately.

Tom


Yes, that's what I was thinking.... First set of forks I've come across where you can't buy the guides ( I always change guides when I do seals !!!).

Was hoping someone knew of a company selling aftermarket guides for this exact issue... It's crazy to think you need to buy a complete leg when the guides wear or get damaged....

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Re: 1975 GL1000 fork guide bushing info required

Postby Oggy » Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:43 am

Ok,, an update.

I've taken out the old guides.. One was a complete ring, one was split ( made of two halves) so they have Been replaced sometime before in the past 40 years.

Bushes measure 41 OD x 37 ID x 35mm long ( 37mm forks)

Looking in industrial catalogues, you can guy a DU Bush 41/37 but only 20mm long, so one option is buy two of these, machine down one of these down by 5mm ( press the two in to make up the 35mm length.

Also heard that the CX500 Turbo/cb900 guide bush might fit.. ( they are 37mm forks). Cannot find anywhere any info on actual dimensions anywhere, but have ordered a set and will see what I get.

Also I've found an Australian site that sells guides by sizes, so again could buy a standard 20mm and 15mm and then press these in.

Will update when parts arrive.

Final thing was the fork seal kit arrived, but was just the fork seal.. I have two smaller seals under the main seal. Need to measure and do the maths to see what I need to re-install..

The fun of working on the older bikes I guess.




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