Information and questions on GL1200 Goldwings (1984-1987)
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All I can think of right now. Have you replaced the bushings with the seals? Also check for burrs on the tubes and too much air pressure will take them out.
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Also check that your forks are not pitted, if the chrome becomes pitted it will damage the delicate sealing lip on the seals very quickly. If there is some pitting, you can try rubbing the chrome section with some very fine sand paper. It will not stop the seals from leaking, but will usually make the seals last longer as the sandpaper removes the sharp burrs from the edge of the pitting. If you run too much oil or too high air pressure inside the forks it will also cause the seals to leak sooner.
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New seals and dust boots. Also keeping the fork leg clean of bugs where it slids up and down. Don't remember where I saw it but someone had made a cover for the fork leg where they slide and hasn't had a leaky seal since. Makes since to me. But if not done right would distract from that fine looking machine.
Enjoy the ride. They are all good, just some better than others.
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