93 front forks


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Rodney T
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93 front forks

Postby Rodney T » Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:10 pm



I recently purchase a 93 Interstate. The bike seemed a little squirrely at first, new tires made it a lot better (old ones, rear was bald and the front was scalloped). Here is my questions: How much oil do front forks hold? Does each fork have 1 Dust seal,1 upper bushing, 1 lower bushing, and 1 spring, or 2? I will rebuild them this winter, I want to replace oil right now. The front end is a little soft in my opinion, I can feel every crack in the road. Any help would be greatly appreciated. It is a 93 wth 70K on it.



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Re: 93 front forks

Postby NVSB4 » Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:22 pm

Rodney, first welcome to the forum.
WingAdmin did a great write-up on rebuilding your front forks here.
There are lots of other useful articles in the How-To Articles section from the link at the top of the page.

Good luck and let us know how it went.
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Re: 93 front forks

Postby Rodney T » Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:46 pm

Thanks, I have read the article. I was just wondering if change the fork oil would improve the handling until I could change the bushings.

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Re: 93 front forks

Postby Dusty Boots » Sat Sep 03, 2016 3:44 pm

Yes, it'll help some.
You'll be amazed at the grey sludge that'll come out if it's never been changed before.
Viscosity of your new fork oil and amount will determine your ride quality

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Re: 93 front forks

Postby Happytrails » Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:16 pm

I hear it can be really smelly too.
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Re: 93 front forks

Postby dingdong » Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:01 am

It will help some but the most improvement in ride quality will be with Progressive springs and a fork brace like the Blackwing brace.
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Re: 93 front forks

Postby Happytrails » Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:04 am

I notice Honda doesn't sell the OEM front fork springs anymore so seems like its Progressive or nothing. :D


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