2007 GL1800 Front Fork Oil Drain


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2007 GL1800 Front Fork Oil Drain

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Since there are no external fork oil drain screws on this model of the 1800, is there a mod where you can screw holes into the lower forks and install a drain plug?


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Re: 2007 GL1800 Front Fork Oil Drain

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Pictures are worth a lot -- >> http://www.pbase.com/fredharmon/forkoil
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Re: 2007 GL1800 Front Fork Oil Drain

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I follow your pics fine and have serviced many, many Honda front forks over the past 55 years but I have yet to see one like the GL1800 that has no drain plug on the bottom of the fork (other than the slider retention bolt). All the forks I have messed with have a separate drain plug other than the slider retention bolt in the bottom that you used to drain the forks. I was wondering if someone had installed some drain plugs to make a quick change of fork oil rather than having to disassemble?
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Re: 2007 GL1800 Front Fork Oil Drain

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After rebuilding mine twice and seeing the buildup from the slider coating at the bottom of the forks I wouldnt want a drain plug on them. Even if you change the oil you still have all that junk at the bottom of the forks. And I can imagine as you change oil it would contaminate the new oil and help accelerate the internal wear on the sliders that much faster.


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