Oil Lock Piece, front fork


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Oil Lock Piece, front fork

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First off, I would like to thank everyone who has posted on this site. You guys have developed the best reference tools/tips around. I have used this site countless times, including today.

My question related to the internal parts on the front forks of a 1993 GL1500A. I am rebuilding my forks and noticed a slight difference between the two forks. The Right fork has a part which is listed as #20 51432-MN5-003 Oil Lock Piece in the attached pic. This piece is located on an inner shaft near the bottom of the spring tube. My dilemma is that the left fork does not have this part. The left fork assembly moves way too easily as compared to the Right fork. Just feels too loose. I am anticipating ordering another part to make both fork assemblies the same. Any suggestions/recommendations are greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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If memory serves correct it is for the anti-dive with front brake application and is as designed.
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pwadwa2012 wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:03 am
First off, I would like to thank everyone who has posted on this site. You guys have developed the best reference tools/tips around. I have used this site countless times, including today.

My question related to the internal parts on the front forks of a 1993 GL1500A. I am rebuilding my forks and noticed a slight difference between the two forks. The Right fork has a part which is listed as #20 51432-MN5-003 Oil Lock Piece in the attached pic. This piece is located on an inner shaft near the bottom of the spring tube. My dilemma is that the left fork does not have this part. The left fork assembly moves way too easily as compared to the Right fork. Just feels too loose. I am anticipating ordering another part to make both fork assemblies the same. Any suggestions/recommendations are greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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1993 GL1500A
It is the #20 in the list and only one is required.
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Thanks for responding. Hope all is good. My question is, does each fork have one? for some reason, only my Right fork has one, the left doesn't. I am not familiar with the specifications of the front forks. This is my first time rebuilding them. I'm happy to only have one in my Right fork, just want to make sure. Thanks.

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pwadwa2012 wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:53 pm
Thanks for responding. Hope all is good. My question is, does each fork have one? for some reason, only my Right fork has one, the left doesn't. I am not familiar with the specifications of the front forks. This is my first time rebuilding them. I'm happy to only have one in my Right fork, just want to make sure. Thanks.
The numbers in the list is for two forks. That means, there is no problem with your bike.

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Thanks for the info. Again, this site is fantastic.



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