1982 GL110 Aspencade HELP!!

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1982 GL110 Aspencade HELP!!

Post by rjkzoso » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:54 pm

Hello i just bought a very nice and clean 1982 Honda GL1100 Aspencade. I've had an 85 Interstate before. But have never had this trouble before. When i go over a pot hole or bump in there is a big hard clunk on the from end only when the forks get stretched out after hitting the bump or pot hole. Has any one had this issue before?

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Re: 1982 GL110 Aspencade HELP!!

Post by thrasherg » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:57 pm

Could it be loose head bearings? When the weight of the bike is sitting on the front tyre all is well then when the front end goes light and the forks extend, the yokes can move around and make a lot of noise. I would be putting the bike on its center stand and then put a car jack under the front of the engine (with some wood blocks to not damage the engine) to lift the front wheel of the ground and start pulling around on the forks to find the cause of the noise/play.


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Re: 1982 GL110 Aspencade HELP!!

Post by bbells » Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:10 pm

I had the same thing with my 82. I simply bumped up the air pressure on the front shocks to 20 pounds. This also alleviated the bouncing when I braked hard.

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Re: 1982 GL110 Aspencade HELP!!

Post by RBGERSON » Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:05 am

Forks need to be rebuilt? new seals, add oil, add air? one or all. Your forks are bottoming out. Do you see oil on the fork tubes..if so seals are gone, is there any air in the system? Spring could be shot as well. You have to take them out and measure to know for sure. Many replace old springs with Progressive springs about $80.on EBay, add new oil to spec and no air needed with Progressive springs.

If you are real lucky it could just be crap in the seals which can be clean out with a little "tool" which you can make or buy..$8. here's a pic..I made some out of old negative strips, milk bottles and coke cans. Basically you force the hooked end in between the tube and seal work it around pulling up as you good it pushes any crap up on to the hook and pulls it out.



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Re: 1982 GL110 Aspencade HELP!!

Post by rfsteph105 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:27 am

Had the same problem yesterday with my 83 aspencade. Not enough air in my shocks and compressor wouldn't fill my shocks. Found an air valve on the compressor that I hooked up an air hose to and inflated my shocks. Just be carefull not to over inflate the shocks.

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