Showa Forks

Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
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Showa Forks

Post by rlgrooms » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:07 am

I found that you can rebuild the 39mm forks on my 1981 GL 1100 using Harley parts. I even ordered a easy fill cap made for Harley forks and it works great. I removed the air ride in the front forks and added progressive springs to my front forks and progressive 412 rear shocks. I like the ride and handling better.

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Re: Showa Forks

Post by scotterichmond » Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:32 am

It woild be nice to have pictures and part numbers and sources.

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Re: Showa Forks

Post by Rick_MD » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:02 pm

Agreed! ;)

More is better.

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Re: Showa Forks

Post by virgilmobile » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:46 pm

Be careful.I ordered the bushings for the HD.they matched somewhat.the bushings are different thickness on some of them.Showa is used on HD also so there is some interchangeability.

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