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Old 06-25-2011, 11:43 AM   #1
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Default Honda 500 four front suspension leg

Can anyone advise how to get into the hydrolic value in the front suspension leg of a Honda 500 four? thanks!
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Old 06-25-2011, 12:34 PM   #2
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Leaking oil from the seal?

Here's a good step-by-step of Showa-type fork disassembly: Hawk fork rebuild (from old web link) - Honda Hawk GT Forum

It shows specifically how to take apart a HawkGT fork, but other models (and many other manufacturers) are quite similar.

Use ONLY the factory-type seals on these (those "Never Leak"... well.... they leak....), and make certain the stanchion is clean and free of nicks and burrs.

Use 800-1000 grit wetordry emery paper to polish them if they do have burrs - use a "shoe-shine" type of motion ACROSS the sliding-plane - NOT down the length of the stanchion. Reassemble with a thin coating of syl-glide or other light silicone grease on the bushings and seal-lips & stanchions.

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