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    Part # for an 86 GL1200 ???

    I'm looking for the parts # for the "fork tube and slider bushings". My nephew moved to Germany recently and purchased an 86 GL1200. I should mention it's the USA model. He ordered all the parts to rebuild the front end and half the parts don't seem to be right. They were ordered from a Honda dealer. There story "the bikes so old they don't know what parts he needs" If anyone has these great. If you know a European supplier with an IQ even better. Thanks

    PS: The bike is sitting in pieces at the new Mum inlaws farms so he's under pressure get it gone.
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    This is the bike in all it's Euro tourer glory.

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    I don't think honda made a euro version of the goldwing. even if they did I doubt the fork components would be different.
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    One more thing, find another Honda dealer. The one he used sucks.
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    Did they ever, even had to argue to get them to take the wrong bushings back. 65 quid $. I passed on the link thanks.
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    "It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt"

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    "It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt"

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    Cheers, I pasted them along.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen J View Post
    This is the bike in all it's Euro tourer glory.

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    Nice Goldwing!

    There probably is around 30% of the parts needed for the front forks unavailable......maybe more. I think suprisingly all slider bushings are still available from Honda.

    I don't think he needs every part for the front end does he? What would it take for a proper fork overhual? Seals and bushings...some o-rings? If that's the case I would be tempted to order them here and send it to him.

    As far as the differences there are some but not with the hardware. Usually it's limited to the radio, wiring, connectors, lighting, etc.......all different specs per region and all differences very minimal.

    The 1200 feels like a tank....... and aside from obviously the motor.... to me it's a nicer ride than the 1800. 92000 miles on mine and not a drop of oil!

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    He got the front end rebuilt and says it's like a different bike. That and now he knows how bad the back end is. Was pretty excited when he slapped a tape in the deck and the cassete still works. haha Went from an R6 here in Canada to a road couch in Germany. Taking the wife to Spain on it, hence the maintenance rush. Thanks again all.
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