Hi guy's and gal's. my question : Is the anti dive and the left fork seal leak probally gonna happen sooner or later to my 2005 gl1800, or is this just a small amount of the bikes ?? Is it prone to any certain year's ?? thxs for your comments, Todd 8)
52,000 on my 03 and forks are still good. I did disable the anti dive several thousand miles ago however. I have progressive shocks in the front and getting ready to put an almost new rear shock in to see if I can regain that like new ride. If that doesn't work I will probably be looking at the traxxion upgrade. The S.O. keeps complaining that the ride is getting rougher. :roll: :roll:
My 02 with 40,000 miles has not had any fork seal problems, but my anti-dive has been stuck almost since it was new. Never had the time to go to the dealer to get it fixed. (I forgot to tell them when I had the frame inspection) It has been more of a nuisance than anything else, but I am going to fix it this winter.
This is why I am not 100% convinced that the anti-dive is causing the fork seal failures. I have owned two previous Hondas and both of them blew both seals before 30,000 miles, so the 1800 is the longest I have had seals last. I think the folks with both symptoms would have had the seals fail even without the anti dive problem.
My 02 with about 47k miles now has the AD valve disabled. A couple years ago, it was sticking sometimes, and seemed to clear up after I bled the brakes. This year, it is sticking bad, so I resorted to the ole washer-in-between-the-halves trick for now. I still have the Jerry Roebke o rings to install this winter. Brrrrrr!
I installed a completely new unit on my 01 wing at 84,00k's. I do not believe that it is worth the time of patching up the old part when a brand new OEM can be had for the cost in time that it takes to rebuild the "old unit". I did replace the left fork seal at the same time. Since I had it all apart a set of "Progressive Springs" went in.