Fork Seal replacement and rebuild

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just winging it
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Fork Seal replacement and rebuild

Post by just winging it » Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:04 am

I have been a slow speed wobble upon breaking and at riding speeds. I have read the threads and it seems nobody has a definitive answer with regards to the cause. I just ordered new bearings and seals for my 84 GL1200 Aspencade. Is there anything else I should consider, tires are good. Also someone suggested I could use ATF instead of fork oil? Thoughts.

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Re: Fork Seal replacement and rebuild

Post by tprender » Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:48 pm

If you ownly get the wobble when you are braking, I would say that your problem is with something connected to the brakes. Maybe one of the rotors is warped.

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Re: Fork Seal replacement and rebuild

Post by Coolride » Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:57 am

I used the cheapest ATF I could find at Wally World, and it works just fine, and a lot less dive than the 30yr old stuff in the forks.

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