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Hvymtl
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PostSubject: Front Fork Spring   Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:22 am

Decided to change the oil in the front forks while I was putting on a new tire...when I pulled the tubes there was hardly any oil in them (several ounce maybe of very dark red stuff - not tranny fluid) confused ...AND the springs were not in the same way. On was in with the loose coil toward the top the other the tight coil was up.

Which way do the springs go back in....I'm guessing loose coils toward the top caps, or does it even matter?
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PostSubject: Re: Front Fork Spring   Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:44 am

Hi Hvymtl,

The loose end (Spread coils) go into the tubes first on both legs. Check your Shop manual for the correct type and amount of fork oil to be used.
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PostSubject: Re: Front Fork Spring   Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:55 am

hi Hvymtl
yes the loose (wider) coils to the top of tube the fork oil level should measure 97mm (3.8 in) to the top of the inner tube before you put the spring and 2.5 in spacer tube and flat washer back in
oil required approx 10.2 oz each fork you put a small amount of oil in the tube and pump the inner tube fully up and fully down approx 10 times to remove the air
then top the oil up to 3.8in from the top of the inner tube
then install the spring the tube spacer the flat washer push down hard on top of the cap and screw the cap back on the outer fork job done
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PostSubject: Re: Front Fork Spring   Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:07 am

Appears we have a conflict on the direction of the spring coil.....


Last edited by Hvymtl on Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:10 am; edited 2 times in total (Reason for editing : Now I see the attached picture ..and know the install)
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PostSubject: Re: Front Fork Spring   Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:39 am

Sorry, My memory is not what is used to be.

That is why I stopped giving advise on this forum.
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PostSubject: Re: Front Fork Spring   Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:11 am

hi Hvymtl
just wondering how long you have been riding your bike with springs in the forks in opposite directions never come across anyone doing that before
can you tell any difference in front end handling/brakeing now you have rebuilt your forks the honda shop manual way

sorry DennisB no conflict (Hvymtl quote) i was just copying the honda shop manual hope your putting plenty of miles on your new silver wing+mods soon
ride safe
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PostSubject: Re: Front Fork Spring   Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:10 am

Of course, now is the time to upgrade to hyperpro springs for a better ride and less nosedive....


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PostSubject: Re: Front Fork Spring   Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:10 am

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just wondering how long you have been riding your bike with springs in the forks in opposite directions never come across anyone doing that before
can you tell any difference in front end handling/brakeing now you have rebuilt your forks the honda shop manual way

Actually we've only had the bike for a couple of weeks...and just going through all the maintenance since I don't know when the last time it had been done. Just put it all back together last night... haven't ridden it yet, but hopefully it may have resolve the steering issue I posted earlier....hope the cheesy spring noise that it had is gone Smile
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