1800 Fork seal replacement, Model with Air bag


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Boater
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1800 Fork seal replacement, Model with Air bag

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Hi, I have a 2010 goldwing with the air bag option. With a leaky left fork seal. Does anyone know if there are any things to watch out for when changing the fork seals on this bike different from those without the air bag? Or links that could help with this. Thanks



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Re: 1800 Fork seal replacement, Model with Air bag

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The only thing different is you have to remove the airbag sensor on the right fork leg. Disconnect the negative lead on the battery first.

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Re: 1800 Fork seal replacement, Model with Air bag

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BTW
Welcome to the forum

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Re: 1800 Fork seal replacement, Model with Air bag

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Thanks. Its great to have guys like you to bounce things off. All the best.

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Re: 1800 Fork seal replacement, Model with Air bag

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Being the left seal....
Get on the bike, hold front brake and try to bounch the forks... Do they move???
If not then the antidive valve is bad. You can put a new one on or you can put a shim in it to stop it from operating so you don't blow the seal again.

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Re: 1800 Fork seal replacement, Model with Air bag

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Thanks. Will check it out. Hopefully it will warm up enough to get it all done.

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Re: 1800 Fork seal replacement, Model with Air bag

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Hi, i have a 2012 Gl1800 with airbag....replaced the fork seals but now airbag light stays on. Did a battery reset but light stays on...did i miss something?

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Re: 1800 Fork seal replacement, Model with Air bag

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Frogzfighter wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:14 am
Hi, i have a 2012 Gl1800 with airbag....replaced the fork seals but now airbag light stays on. Did a battery reset but light stays on...did i miss something?
All the plugs on the forks for the airbags....

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Re: 1800 Fork seal replacement, Model with Air bag

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yes all connectors cleaned and plugged in...

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Re: 1800 Fork seal replacement, Model with Air bag

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Did you spray in electrical contact cleaner and then blow the crap out, respray then push together and apart several times to work loose any oxidation and respray again?
Is the connector broken maybe?

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Re: 1800 Fork seal replacement, Model with Air bag

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yes used electrical cleaner and blew out with compressed air..It was covered with fork oil..no luck...Is there any way to test the sensors themselves? i have a workshop manual but it dont cover the airbag model or the sensors. Next step i will check to see continuity between the connectors and the thin wires...maybe it got pulled out with the unplugging...

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Re: 1800 Fork seal replacement, Model with Air bag

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wires all intact still...i did not disconnect the battery earth however when i removed the forks as you mentioned earlier in this thread, the ignition was off though....would that have made a difference? thanks for your help newday777

the battery reset was done as in letting it idle till fan came on and then switching ignition off. i assume this was the way to do it?

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1976 CB750 K6 Anterris Red 25,000 miles

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Re: 1800 Fork seal replacement, Model with Air bag

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Frogzfighter wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:15 am
wires all intact still...i did not disconnect the battery earth however when i removed the forks as you mentioned earlier in this thread, the ignition was off though....would that have made a difference? thanks for your help newday777

the battery reset was done as in letting it idle till fan came on and then switching ignition off. i assume this was the way to do it?
Yes on the reset.

I think I've read of an air bag reset process but don't remember if or how to do it.

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Re: 1800 Fork seal replacement, Model with Air bag

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I will try get some more info on this . Thanks

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1975 CB750 K5 Planet Blue 7,800 miles

1976 CB750 K6 Anterris Red 25,000 miles

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1999A Restored from PO neglect & sold at 19,000 miles

1999SE Totaled by cager at 105,000 miles

Re: 1800 Fork seal replacement, Model with Air bag

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Try this that works on cars
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Re: 1800 Fork seal replacement, Model with Air bag

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with the ignition on it stays on regardless,,,,when starting bike then it continues to stay on....no difference. I will try find out if there is a reset for the airbag..



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