Customising my first Goldwing

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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #196 by hatchward » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:46 am

I think I used 20 weight in my 82 Andy.
I weigh about 175lbs and the bike feels good and firm.However it is not a soft ride.
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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #197 by RAT » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:48 am

The Progressives are a little firmer than stock .... so thicker fluid usually isn't required ....

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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #198 by UK_Andy » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:44 pm

Sagebrush wrote:I used the recommended ATF fluid. Worked fine.


I asked cos I couldn't find what weight fork oil to use. ATF isn't really a thing here in the UK and the info I found said 10 - 20w fork oil

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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #199 by Sagebrush » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:53 pm

ATF Automatic Transmission Fluid. They don't have auto transmissions err gear boxes in the UK?
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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #200 by UK_Andy » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:59 pm

Sagebrush wrote:ATF Automatic Transmission Fluid. They don't have auto transmissions err gear boxes in the UK?


No lol. We drive proper cars

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Post #201 by 5speed » Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:49 pm

UK_Andy wrote:
Sagebrush wrote:ATF Automatic Transmission Fluid. They don't have auto transmissions err gear boxes in the UK?


No lol. We drive proper cars

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Post #202 by Sugs » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:36 pm

UK_Andy wrote:
Sagebrush wrote:ATF Automatic Transmission Fluid. They don't have auto transmissions err gear boxes in the UK?


No lol. We drive proper cars


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Post #203 by RAT » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:07 am

Kids at the school where my wife works call her Mini Cooper standard gear box a 'Theft Prevention Device' ....

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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #204 by UK_Andy » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:11 am

I pick up some correct size forks to replace the antidote forks from my GL1100 Interstate, They are from an 80s CB900. The fork oil in the GL should be 220ml and the fork oil in the CB900 should be 280ml so which should i fill for?

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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #205 by jmott » Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:26 am

Nice job Andy. I love the color against the brown seat.

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Post #206 by wingrider » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:57 am

UK_Andy wrote:I pick up some correct size forks to replace the antidote forks from my GL1100 Interstate, They are from an 80s CB900. The fork oil in the GL should be 220ml and the fork oil in the CB900 should be 280ml so which should i fill for?


So, just a slight clarification, are you using complete forks from a CB900, or just parts of them to remove the anti dive feature of your original forks?
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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #207 by CrazyJerry » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:20 pm

jmott wrote:Nice job Andy. I love the color against the brown seat.


Beat me to it!
Nice color combo UK_Andy!
Wondering how those pipes sound - they look great!
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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #208 by UK_Andy » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:12 am

wingrider wrote:
UK_Andy wrote:I pick up some correct size forks to replace the antidote forks from my GL1100 Interstate, They are from an 80s CB900. The fork oil in the GL should be 220ml and the fork oil in the CB900 should be 280ml so which should i fill for?


So, just a slight clarification, are you using complete forks from a CB900, or just parts of them to remove the anti dive feature of your original forks?


I'm using the complete cb900 forks, sanctions and brakes.

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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #209 by UK_Andy » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:13 am

CrazyJerry wrote:
jmott wrote:Nice job Andy. I love the color against the brown seat.


Beat me to it!
Nice color combo UK_Andy!
Wondering how those pipes sound - they look great!
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Once I get it all back together I'll do a running video

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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #210 by wingrider » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:06 am

UK_Andy wrote:
wingrider wrote:
UK_Andy wrote:I pick up some correct size forks to replace the antidote forks from my GL1100 Interstate, They are from an 80s CB900. The fork oil in the GL should be 220ml and the fork oil in the CB900 should be 280ml so which should i fill for?


So, just a slight clarification, are you using complete forks from a CB900, or just parts of them to remove the anti dive feature of your original forks?


I'm using the complete cb900 forks, sanctions and brakes.


If using the complete 900 setup, then I would imagine you would fill them to 900 spec.
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