GL1000 Fork Rebuild question


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Bugmerc
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GL1000 Fork Rebuild question

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I am in the stage of putting the forks back together. The springs are within spec for length. The issue is when I took them apart, at the top under the cap was an additional short spring. (about 1.25") It looks just like the main spring in structure, just short. In between this short spring and the main spring was a large generic zinc washer. These washers were slightly different in each fork, definitely not OEM. I have not seen this spring on any parts list diagram. Is it some sort of helper spring? Should I use them or put it back together like the diagram?
Thanks!!

Chris


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Re: GL1000 Fork Rebuild question

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Not OEM. Perhaps a heavy rider did a bit to bring up the ride height. I would not rebuild them that way. No need for the washer or extra spring.
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Re: GL1000 Fork Rebuild question

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Thanks Fred, that's what I was thinking.
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