1987 GL1200 fork oil


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tctech923
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1987 GL1200 fork oil

Postby tctech923 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:52 pm



does anyone know the capacity and type/weight fork oil is needed
to change the oil in my forks???
it's a 1987 GL1200 Interstate. all stock and original.

any help would be appreciated.

thanks



chaunceymudrat
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Re: 1987 GL1200 fork oil

Postby chaunceymudrat » Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:42 pm

just changed mine. 11.66 oz per side if you to totally clean them out per my Haynes manual. I have an 87 interstate also.

tctech923
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Re: 1987 GL1200 fork oil

Postby tctech923 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:55 pm

thanks!!!!!

what kind and weight oil did you use??? my front end is very mushy.

I guess it's trial and error to ones liking????

thanks again.

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trike lady
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1983 GL650I SilverWing Interstate

Re: 1987 GL1200 fork oil

Postby trike lady » Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:47 pm

You may want to use Honda SS-8 fork oil.
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chaunceymudrat
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Re: 1987 GL1200 fork oil

Postby chaunceymudrat » Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:06 pm

I used silkolean 20wt from the local dealer and my front end still was mushy. I put in 4lb of air and it helped. Haven't rode it enough for a good judgement. Good luck.

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golden highway
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Re: 1987 GL1200 fork oil

Postby golden highway » Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:59 pm

Honda recommends automatic transmission fluid. I have tried fork oil and the recommended ATF and the ATF gives you the best ride and control in my opinion.

tctech923
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Re: 1987 GL1200 fork oil

Postby tctech923 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:24 am

thanks for the help. I appreciate it.




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