Are 1983 GL1100 fork tubes the same as previous GL1100 model years?


Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
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Are 1983 GL1100 fork tubes the same as previous GL1100 model years?

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I have a 1983 Goldwing that I’m bringing back to life and it needs one fork tube.

I wonder if all year GL1100 fork tubes are the same or is the 1983 tube different as the legs are not the same as earlier years.

Does anyone have a good smooth fork leg to sell or trade? (I replaced the seals and thought I could get away with smoothing a spot on this leg but it did not work and seal started leaking badly)


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Re: Are 1983 GL1100 fork tubes the same as previous GL1100 model years?

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Yes, the fork tubes are the same between 80-83 Goldwings. Your 83 internal parts will attach to the earlier fork tube. The actual Honda part number for the tube you are needing is 51410-463-003. Honda calls it a pipe. :?
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Re: Are 1983 GL1100 fork tubes the same as previous GL1100 model years?

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Thanks I tried looking it up on Southern Honda's site but it did not show the part number due to it not being available.
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Re: Are 1983 GL1100 fork tubes the same as previous GL1100 model years?

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That's unfortunate. Send RBGERSON a PM here. He is one of the members on this forum that has a garage full of GL1100 parts he wants to sell. I bet he has a couple of sets easily in the stock of stuff he's collected. It's been my impression he's one of a group of the most helpful members here.
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Re: Are 1983 GL1100 fork tubes the same as previous GL1100 model years?

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Thanks for the info, I'll look him up.


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