Anti Dive Shim


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goldwingingfun
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Anti Dive Shim

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I just bought a leftover 2016 Goldwing, ABS, Nav. I had a 2012 with 70 k and like this model. On my previous 12 I lost my fork seal so when replacing seals I was told about the anti dive shim that I had installed. So knowing this I bought the shim for my 2016, I installed this and had a problem with the inside bolt had stripped most of the threads, so I got a longer bolt and it grabbed but like a 1/4 inch, is this enough or should I be concerned? Is there a lot of pressure at that point? Like I said it tightened up but not like I would of liked, I have been beating myself up over this, I am mechanically inclined but somehow did this, any help would be appreciated.


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Re: Anti Dive Shim

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When the shim is in, there is no pressure against those bolts. 1/4 inch should be okay. If you happen to find a bolt with the same characteristics that is another extra 1/4 inch longer, I would replace the one that is barely grabbing, but there is no panic on this. The actual shim kit is sold with 1/4 inch longer bolts in the kit. If this is the kit you bought, then you may be close to bottoming out the hole already, so you may be where you are going to be already. In this case, enlarging the hole and rethreading it may be your ultimate solution.
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Re: Anti Dive Shim

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Thank you so much for your input, lesson learned to take a few more minutes, thank you, Jay
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