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Author Topic: Rebuilding 1800 Goldwing front forks  (Read 4517 times)
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« on: May 30, 2011, 06:38:10 AM »

I know this isan’t about a Valk.    I’m rebuilding the front forks on a 2002 1800 Goldwing for a friend of mine.    He has the Honda Shop Manual.    My question is how much oil do the forks hold.    In the Honda shop manual it says 8 oz. per side.    When I went to Honda to get the new seal and other parts plus oil.    Boy was there sticker shock, 22 dollars a quart.    The Guy in back said I needed 17 oz. per stick.    That’s what it said in his book.     My book said 8oz per stick.    Which one is right?
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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2011, 03:45:32 PM »


I AM NO EXPERT, but 8oz seams awful lite on the juice.
I did mine on the valk last year and it was somewhere just under the 1.5 quart range.
I could get it both sides done with 3 bottles.
Most of the time it is a level from the top down to the juice when shock is collapsed.(like 5 inches)
Just an observation.


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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2011, 07:52:02 AM »

14 oz in each fork and ATF works fine unless he really need to use fork oil. I just replaced the seals in mine at 106k and I just used plain ATF as always.
On the 1800 it is a really good idea to disable the anti-dive as they all stick and can really hurt the ride on those machines.
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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2011, 10:29:24 PM »

Just for reference, I think ATF has a weight (viscosity?) of about 7 or 8.
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