Anti Dive - and Fork springs Question


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bri720a
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Anti Dive - and Fork springs Question

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My 98 1500SE it has the anti dive on both forks. However it is only working when I use the brake pedal (so the left side is working?). When I only use the hand brake I can significantly bounce the front forks (when parked in the garage). Is there anything I should check or do?

I was going to replace the fluid in the forks but I would doubt that will fix the issue. If I have to rebuild the anti dive can I leave the forks on the bike and remove the valve while the bike is on the jack?

I have read everything I can find on the anti dive but nothing specifically talking about only one side working.

This bike is new to me. I have done a lot of work but I have not touched the front forks besides checking the air pressure in them. Is there a way to check the springs in them with out disassembling the forks? I don't want to pull them if they are not leaking etc.

Thank you for your help!

Brian


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Re: Anti Dive - and Fork springs Question

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Sorry to say but you should remove the forks anyway. They most likely need to have the fluid changed and the proper way to do that is to remove them, empty them and clean them out.
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Re: Anti Dive - and Fork springs Question

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I have a '99 GL1500 SE, and I replaced my stock springs with progressive springs from cyclemax.com. How did you determine that your bike has a "anti-dive" feature and what does the parts or assembly look like :?:
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Re: Anti Dive - and Fork springs Question

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When looking at the bottom of the forks the caliper is bolted to the anti dive valve.
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Re: Anti Dive - and Fork springs Question

Post by thebruce »

On my '91, if I recall correctly, only one anti-dive had the internals to make it function, where both sliders had the external hardware to suggest both brakes had anti-dive.

If your budget allows, progressive springs and Honda bushings and seals make for a good time. 10 to 15w fork oil and all is groovy.
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Re: Anti Dive - and Fork springs Question

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Do you have a picture?


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