Best fork rebuild kit


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83gli11k
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Best fork rebuild kit

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So my 83 interstate dives hard like 6in just moving the bike in the garage and feels low in the front when riding. Iv aired the front up to 21psi and the anti dives are set at 4. So im thinking i need to rebuild the forks. any input on where to get a good fork rebuild kit? Im about at my end with this bike it seems like one thing after another.


corghnck
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Newbie to the site here trying to put the forks back together on a 1980 GL1100 Interstate. I have a couple of parts that are not pictured on the write ups for fork seal replacement. I have tried to order a manual but to no avail so far was hoping to download one on this site but was redirected to another site ..Oh yea I would probably have to drive at leats 75 miles if not further to get a manual and many phone calls to verify they had one befor e i went, I live out in the sticks :) any help appreciated.
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Re: Best fork rebuild kit

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83gli11k wrote: Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:33 pm So my 83 interstate dives hard like 6in just moving the bike in the garage and feels low in the front when riding. Iv aired the front up to 21psi and the anti dives are set at 4. So im thinking i need to rebuild the forks. any input on where to get a good fork rebuild kit? Im about at my end with this bike it seems like one thing after another.
Is there any sign of leakage? You might be able to get away with just changing the oil in the forks. A far cheaper, and easier, thing to try 1st.
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First you can get the actual Honda service manual at this site: http://www.helminc.com/helm/Result.asp? ... d%5Fmedia=

no it is not cheap but will pay for itself with a few repairs.

Second, have you looked up the parts on an online parts fiche. They normally have pretty good photos of the parts as well as descriptions and info if Honda still has the part in stock. You might look at this: http://www.hondadirectline.com/OEMpartf ... F14463A11F

Honda Directline may not be the cheapest online supplier but their parts fiche works well.
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83gli11k
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Re: Best fork rebuild kit

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Thanks for the reply. I have given up on this thing and put it up for sale going to take what I get for it and make a down payment a hayabusa


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