What parts are needed for front forks?


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What parts are needed for front forks?

Postby Wilcoy02 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:05 pm



I am going to rebuild the front forks on my gl1100.

I want to put progressive springs in. Can any one tell me which springs I need ? I want to keep the air in them.

While I have the forks apart what replacement parts do I need to rebuild them? Part Numbers?

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Re: What parts are needed for front forks?

Postby RBGERSON » Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:14 am

Seals and bushings #'s depend on on the year..any parts on lien site will have it for you.
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Re: What parts are needed for front forks?

Postby Wilcoy02 » Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:21 am

83 gl1100 I

Looked at the progressive springs and do I need to order a quantity of one? They picture 2 springs in their listing. I want to do both forks.

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Re: What parts are needed for front forks?

Postby RBGERSON » Fri Aug 12, 2016 5:09 pm

One set = two springs..

BUSH, FORK PIPE x2
51414-463-003

SEAL SET, FR. FORK x2 this is a complete set..you can just buy a new seal aftermarket..
51490-MB9-782 (replaces 51490-MB9-781

look here

http://www.westernhonda.com/fiche_secti ... veh=132143
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Re: What parts are needed for front forks?

Postby whitey818 » Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:39 am

I just did my front forks last week with new seals and Progressive springs the springs are Progressive 11-1102 and just used All-Balls seal and dust covers. You will really enjoy the improvement.

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Re: What parts are needed for front forks?

Postby Wilcoy02 » Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:46 am

Thank You Parts are ordered.

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Re: What parts are needed for front forks?

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Sat Aug 13, 2016 5:45 pm

I think you will find that air is not needed with the progressive springs.
Depending on what weight of fork oil you use- I suggest 20w, the ride will be surprisingly smooth (for a motorcycle).
I did keep my air hook ups, just to have them, haven't used them yet.
All in all, its money well spent. Check out the progressive 412"s for the rear. Regards, Johnny

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Re: What parts are needed for front forks?

Postby Wilcoy02 » Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:42 pm

I know what the new progressive springs feel like as I did it to my old wing. The only problem I have now is if the springs have been replaced already.As for the rears- I will rebuild them as it is pretty easy. I did the video on how to replace....

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=27146

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Re: What parts are needed for front forks?

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:55 pm

Excellent Video! Stuff like this is why I joined this site! Regards, Johnny




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