Front suspension


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farmer148
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Front suspension

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I started finally working on the front suspension of a 2016 goldwing. I have both shocks pulled out and was checking the action of the shocks. The left one when I put it against the floor and actuate it acts as if the shock part of it doesn’t work and yet when i depress the anti dive valve it locks it up and keeps it from moving. The right one acts if the shock portion of it is working. Shouldn’t both shocks work the same when the anti dive valve isn’t actuated? Seems like a unbalanced system the way it is.



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newday777
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1983 GL1100A Wineberry 36,000 miles

1975 CB750 K5 Planet Blue 7,800 miles

1976 CB750 K6 Anterris Red 25,000 miles

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1999SE Totaled by cager at 105,000 miles

Re: Front suspension

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Definitely not right the way they are.

How long since they have been serviced? Seals, bushings and fork oil.

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newday777
Posts: 1939
Joined: Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:21 pm
Location: Milford NH summer/fall & Oceanside, CA winters(N San Diego) with lots of miles riden between
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1983 GL1100A Wineberry 36,000 miles

1975 CB750 K5 Planet Blue 7,800 miles

1976 CB750 K6 Anterris Red 25,000 miles

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

1999SE Totaled by cager at 105,000 miles

Re: Front suspension

Post by newday777 »

Your antidive valve is clogged up.

farmer148
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Re: Front suspension

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I bought it with 10000 miles on it. I would think it has never anything done to it because everything looks as if it still stock. Nothing added or changed on it.

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newday777
Posts: 1939
Joined: Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:21 pm
Location: Milford NH summer/fall & Oceanside, CA winters(N San Diego) with lots of miles riden between
Motorcycle: 2008 Cabernet Red. Level 4

1983 GL1100A Wineberry 36,000 miles

1975 CB750 K5 Planet Blue 7,800 miles

1976 CB750 K6 Anterris Red 25,000 miles

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

1999SE Totaled by cager at 105,000 miles

Re: Front suspension

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And how many miles on it now?

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newday777
Posts: 1939
Joined: Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:21 pm
Location: Milford NH summer/fall & Oceanside, CA winters(N San Diego) with lots of miles riden between
Motorcycle: 2008 Cabernet Red. Level 4

1983 GL1100A Wineberry 36,000 miles

1975 CB750 K5 Planet Blue 7,800 miles

1976 CB750 K6 Anterris Red 25,000 miles

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

1999SE Totaled by cager at 105,000 miles

Re: Front suspension

Post by newday777 »

I've done some digging and see that you are new here. Welcome to the forum.
I see that you already started a post on your front end suspension harshness. This should have been added to that rather than starting another post. To keep all the information together on your suspension problems.

Your original post is here....
Bookmark it and keep your replies on the suspension there. I'll reply there.
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=61306&p=354307#p354307

farmer148
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Re: Front suspension

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12500 miles. Had it for about a month now



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