Gl1500 fork question


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Gl1500 fork question

Postby dingdong » Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:08 pm



Does anyone know for sure which side the oil lock piece goes on the 93? It has changed through the years so I need info specific to the 1993. Also how much oil in each side or what level from the top? I think I may have got it reversed. My manual is supposed to be for the 93/94 but I think it may be for the 96.


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Re: Gl1500 fork question

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:23 pm

Everything I know is that the oil lock piece only goes on the right fork and it also gets the smaller amount of oil because of it.
When finished,both forks will have the same oil level.

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Re: Gl1500 fork question

Postby dingdong » Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:21 am

I have since discovered that my Honda manual is for a 94. In the instructions there is a parts breakdown that shows what is obviously a right fork even though is says that it is the left fork. The written instructions say the oil lock piece goes in the right fork only. Which is opposite . Then the capacity chart says 377cc in the right and 372 in the left. Again a contradiction. I understand the how and why of the different capacities but on the 93 I still don't know for sure which side it goes on. I also know for a fact that some years it is in the right and some in the left. I think! :? :lol: At least that's what someone told me. ;)

Another question. Has anyone ever documented the oil level (after an accurate fill) with the forks installed?
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Re: Gl1500 fork question

Postby heidebill » Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:04 am

My Question is

Does it matter if there is an Oil Lock Bushing in both forks?

I did not know that there was only one , and I could not find one to buy so I built one, Now I have an Oil Lock in both forks, and I don't want to take it apart , ruin the seals, Buy new ones and re assemble, ect.
I have gone for several rides in this configuration, and there is no apparent problem. I did add a differential amount of fluid to the forks, so the one with the larger volume would have to much fluid,

Is that going to be a problem?

Does anyone know if it will be or has ever been a problem
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Re: Gl1500 fork question

Postby dingdong » Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:47 am

I found my answers. This thread over at goldwingfacts. (Saunders). http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/forum1/112695.html
Seems my 94 manual that I downloaded may not be for the US model.?? Either way it is not correct.
Heidebill: I seriously doubt that the oil lock piece in both forks will make a difference. Just make sure your oil level is equal. In that thread it explains what the level should be with the forks installed on the bike.
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Re: Gl1500 fork question

Postby heidebill » Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:10 am

Thanks for the thread Ding Dong
I will make a pipe to assure I have the same amount of fluid in each fork
Bill




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