Trac Anti-Dive unit instruction discrepancy


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Trac Anti-Dive unit instruction discrepancy

Postby harkgold » Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:38 am



I am rebuilding my forks on my '84 GL1200 Interstate which includes an inspection and cleaning of the Trac Anti-Dive unit on each fork.
According to my Clymer Honda Gold Wing manual...when reassembling the Trac Anti-Dive unit....there is a specific notation to install the pivot bolt collar with the LARGE end placed on the same side as the oil control orifice setting plate....and then illustrates this instruction with its own instructional photo showing the large end in relationship to the orifice dial.

However, when I disassembled this anti-dive unit I specifically noticed that the smaller end of this collar was installed on the orifice dial side.

I have two other shop manuals that do not have this specific notation and show photos of this collar being placed just the opposite with the smaller end of the collar on the orifice dial side.

I'm wondering which is correct......and does it even matter.

Thanks for your help with this!

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Re: Trac Anti-Dive unit instruction discrepancy

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:24 am

The Honda service manual shows it with the SMALL end on the orifice dial side - and the Honda parts manual diagram shows the same. It makes no mention of this in the manual other than showing it in the picture below. It wouldn't be the first time Clymer or Haynes got something wrong (far from it) so I would have to side with the official Honda manual.

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Re: Trac Anti-Dive unit instruction discrepancy

Postby harkgold » Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:54 am

WingAdmin wrote:The Honda service manual shows it with the SMALL end on the orifice dial side - and the Honda parts manual diagram shows the same. It makes no mention of this in the manual other than showing it in the picture below. It wouldn't be the first time Clymer or Haynes got something wrong (far from it) so I would have to side with the official Honda manual.

Anti-Dive.gif


Thanks for the advice! I will make a note of that correction in the Clymer's manual for future reference.
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Re: Trac Anti-Dive unit instruction discrepancy

Postby britman » Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:23 pm

Thats the reason i get as many different service manual's as i can find . Like admin said both Haynes and clymer have a few mistakes in um

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Re: Trac Anti-Dive unit instruction discrepancy

Postby harkgold » Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:11 pm

britman wrote:Thats the reason i get as many different service manual's as i can find . Like admin said both Haynes and clymer have a few mistakes in um


I'm beginning to wonder if a mistake has actually taken place in this case.
After further study of this part I can't for the life of me figure what difference it would actually make to install this part either way. The collar actually floats within the Trac housing and fits between two mounting studs on each of the brake calipers. Since the collar can be adjusted from side-to-side to accommodate its final position in relation to the other related parts on the wheel assembly. In fact it almost makes more sense being used as the Clymer's manual describes....with the large end on the Dial Side of the unit.




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