Fork Oil Change


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Fork Oil Change

Postby biggdaddy » Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:19 pm



Hi, I recently bought a GL1200 Aspencade. I'm doing the maintenance on it - oil/filters/fluids, etc. I'm having a hard time finding info for the proper steps to change the fork oil, and how much oil to put in each leg. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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John



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Re: Fork Oil Change

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:43 am

If you download the GL1200 Honda service manual from the Manuals page here, you'll find the directions and the amount of oil (11.6 US oz) starting on page 13-3.

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Re: Fork Oil Change

Postby biggdaddy » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:43 am

Thanks WingAdmin, I did download the manual. I read the part that tells me how much oil, but I didn't see the procedure. I guess I should give it a read again and pay more attention to what I'm reading :)
This message board is great! And I appreciate all the hard work you have put into posting the manuals and how to articles.

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John

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Re: Fork Oil Change

Postby fmartenies » Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:24 pm

I'm changing the fork seals out on my 76 right now. Assuming you have already removed your forks, you can remove the old oil by removing the top fork cap, take the spring out, and pour out the oil You will also need to pump the fork to get the rest out. That wont get 100% of the oil out so there would be a fudge factor when you refill.

Being an older bike you just purchased, I would suggest changing the seals out altogether. That will get all the oil out and allow you to clean out any sludge left behind by the old oil. It will also prevent you from having to do this all over again when the old seals start leaking. I paid around $25 for oil seals and dust seals from Pyramid on ebay. I also get a Clymer's manual for every bike I purchase, it will get you 90% of the way there though are not a substitute for the experience on these boards.




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