GL1100 Forks on a VW Trike question..

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Rob in NH
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Motorcycle: 1980 GL1100 Front End on my Volkswagen Trike

GL1100 Forks on a VW Trike question..

Post by Rob in NH » Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:50 pm


Ok first post, I picked up an extremely abused (Sat outside for many years) 1980 Goldwing GL1100 for $100 and I'm using the front Suspension from it on my #2 Volkswagen Trike (I have TWO Trikes). Why? Because of a Car accident in 2001 I must be on Three now.. (bad left leg).. I'll add a picture of each Trike and a link if possible?

Anyway, I'm rebuilding the GL1100 Forks for Trike #2 and I need to know how much Fork Oil goes in each.. What to use? ATF? and where it goes in?, They have been drained, Split and cleaned spotless with all new hardware and seals as of today.. (I'm sure there will be more future questions too..)

Any parts I haven't used are cheap if anyone needs them in New Hampshire. (Not much left), Recycled most of it to other Goldwing riders already..

Thanks for any help!

YT Rob in NH

My Trike #2
My Trike #2

38 year old Fork Seals...
38 year old Fork Seals...

My Trike #1, "The Red Baron" See YouTube LINK
My Trike #1, "The Red Baron" See YouTube LINK

The $100 1980 Goldwing GL1100 (now stripped)
The $100 1980 Goldwing GL1100 (now stripped)

1980 GL1100 Remains...
1980 GL1100 Remains...

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Re: GL1100 Forks on a VW Trike question..

Post by dingdong » Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:46 am

8 oz after rebuild on 1980. Fill is from the top caps. Looks like a nice trike.

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Re: GL1100 Forks on a VW Trike question..

Post by newday777 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:54 am

Hey Rob
I just saw this and that you are in NH. I'm from Milford/Amherst, but I'm away for the winter, in San Diego. Should be back in the area by June.
Bring your trike to Milford bike night at Union Coffee on South Street(Rt 13S) just off the Oval on Wednesday nights. Riders start showing up after 5 pm to 9 pm.

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