Clymer manual advice for 1981 front fork seal change.


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Clymer manual advice for 1981 front fork seal change.

Postby Hawkboy » Sun Jun 07, 2015 11:57 pm



Does anyone know why the Clymer manual that covers my 1981 GL1100i advises that disassembly of the front fork tubes should only be carried out by a Honda dealer? There is some blurb about special tools and possible damage, but from what I've read it seems pretty straightforward. Is there a big secret taking the fork tubes apart?



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Re: Clymer manual advice for 1981 front fork seal change.

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:01 am

No secret to it - just be methodical.

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Re: Clymer manual advice for 1981 front fork seal change.

Postby RoadRogue » Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:58 am

The spring tension is the biggest concern. Just be prepared when you remove the top cap there is a chance that you can damage the last thread or get hit by the cap. Really its not that complicated. 8-)
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Re: Clymer manual advice for 1981 front fork seal change.

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:58 pm

I'm sure it's that Clymer's lawyers don't want to have to deal with lawsuits from people hit in the face by flying fork caps.

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Re: Clymer manual advice for 1981 front fork seal change.

Postby Hawkboy » Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:29 pm

I tried replying, but it kept on saying I needed to be logged in, which I was. Here goes again.

Aussie, Rouge and Wingadmin, thanks for the replies. I was pretty sure it would be simple to change the seals, but wanted to check with the experts. I'm not too proud to ask for help when I need it, after all, it's why I joined in the first place.

I'll take Aussie´s advice and be methodical. I intend to use a speed brace, a cut up coke can and the hands of a trusting friend, or some hose clamps, to remove the top nuts. A good job for the weekend.

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Re: Clymer manual advice for 1981 front fork seal change.

Postby CMReynolds1 » Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:13 pm

In this sue happy world I am sure it is what WingAdmin said!
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Re: Clymer manual advice for 1981 front fork seal change.

Postby Hawkboy » Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:23 pm

Agreed CM, but whatever happened to using common sense and taking responsibility for your actions..... No wait, what was I thinking, that's just crazy talk. I should have known better!




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