1994 GL1500 SE has 2 guide bushings on fork?


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1994 GL1500 SE has 2 guide bushings on fork?

Post by anicks » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:52 pm



Hi I am rebuilding the forks on a 1994 Honda GL1500SE that has been converted to a trike. I disassembled the right fork (I have not taken the left fork apart yet) and it has 2 guide bushings and a slider bushings for a total of 3 bushings (they also have a groove in the center) I don't see on any of the honda parts diagrams showing any forks with 2 guide bushings and a slider bushing. The bushing I ordered from my local honda dealer does not have the groove in the center and is a very tight fit. Has anyone run into this issue?



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Re: 1994 GL1500 SE has 2 guide bushings on fork?

Post by anicks » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:22 pm

Sorry I meant 2 slider bushings and one guide bushing.

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Re: 1994 GL1500 SE has 2 guide bushings on fork?

Post by Erdeniz Umman » Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:51 am

Probably they are not OEM parts. A picture would help to understand better.

You can find OEM parts on partzilla.com.

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Re: 1994 GL1500 SE has 2 guide bushings on fork?

Post by anicks » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:40 am



I looked on partzilla and the only bike I could find with double slider bushings is a GL1200, I am going to order one bushing for a 1200 and see if it will fit.

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Re: 1994 GL1500 SE has 2 guide bushings on fork?

Post by MikeB » Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:36 pm

I had not heard of double fork bushings until reading about it on this forum in March of this year.
Look at this post: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=41541&p=252732&hili ... rk#p252732

It appears that Lehman Trikes do that with their fork kits of their trike conversions.
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Re: 1994 GL1500 SE has 2 guide bushings on fork?

Post by anicks » Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:57 pm

So I contacted Lehman trikes about this and they did not have any information for me on this as they purchased the company a few years ago and are not experienced with the GL1500's anymore. I tried using two of the bushings that I got and they do not work as they do not have a groove in them making it to tight when I put the fork together. I looked at every single year microfisch for the 1500's and none have the double slider set up, I did see that the 1985 GL1200 has a double slider set up, but when I google the part number for the GL1200 the picture that comes up does not have the groove in it. Hopefully somebody will be able to shed some light on this as I would like to get this bike back on the road for my customer. thanks in advance to anyone that replies. Attached are some pictures of the bushings, one has the groove (the one that came out of the bike) and the other is the new one that does not fit ( no groove )
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Re: 1994 GL1500 SE has 2 guide bushings on fork?

Post by MikeB » Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:53 pm

I can't understand how not having a groove (journal) in the bushing is making it fit tighter in the lower tube. Did you take measurements of the fork tube and original bushings to compare them to the replacements you have?

I noticed that in the Partzilla fork break down they show two different part numbers for the bushings.
BUSH, SLIDER (SHOWA)
51415-KCR-003

and

BUSH, SLIDER
51415-MN5-003

Maybe one of them has the groove you are referring to but still, they should both fit the lower fork tube and slide like they are supposed to unless the tube you are installing them on has a different diameter where you are installing the second set of bushings.


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