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front fork bushes
« on: November 21, 2016, 22:54:56 »
I seem to have a good bit of play in the fork stantions, would this be the bushes worn in the forks.

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Re: front fork bushes
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2016, 20:47:13 »
Yes, might be the bushes. I changed mine at 60000 km, together with the fork oil, as there was some play in my forks too. The bushes are teflon covered, to give less friction, I think, but the teflon gets worn off at time.



I´ll have to check mine again this winter, as my Varadero has done 132000 km now.
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Re: front fork bushes
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2016, 20:51:34 »
bike has done 35000 miles now, so may have a look at them over the winter.

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Re: front fork bushes
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2016, 23:08:11 »
Well, that´s close to 60000 km, so according my experience it sounds likely it´ll be the bushes.
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Re: front fork bushes
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2016, 18:52:08 »
yep, looks that way, will wait for the snow on the ground before I pull it apart so I know I wont be using it. but then again, I will probably be busy salting the roads, so wont have time.

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Re: front fork bushes
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2016, 22:52:27 »
Yes, might be the bushes. I changed mine at 60000 km, together with the fork oil, as there was some play in my forks too. The bushes are teflon covered, to give less friction, I think, but the teflon gets worn off at time.



I´ll have to check mine again this winter, as my Varadero has done 132000 km now.
did you replace with original Honda or pattern.

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Re: front fork bushes
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2016, 19:28:34 »
With originals, yes. Don´t know if they are available as aftermarked parts.
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Re: front fork bushes
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2016, 18:07:13 »
can get some made by balls out racing with the Teflon coating, and dust and oil seals for about £35.

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Re: front fork bushes
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2016, 11:18:12 »
Changed mine @ 75.000 km on both previous varadero's and included stiffer (progressive) front springs too. I have found that this generally is also the mileage on which you have to replace the front headbearings.

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Re: front fork bushes
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2016, 19:03:35 »
@ Ubertourer... just a reminder... we use the metric system here...  ;)

And €uros is more understandable for most of us here  ;D  VCIF_salut
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Re: front fork bushes
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2016, 19:22:39 »
well, with the exchange rate at the minute its prob around the 35 euro mark anyway.

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Re: front fork bushes
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2016, 00:09:00 »

 just a reminder... we use the metric system here...  ;)


€'s are not metric !


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Re: front fork bushes
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2016, 11:46:52 »

 just a reminder... we use the metric system here...  ;)


€'s are not metric !

Gilles came up with the Euro's. I was revering to the mileage Ubertourer mentioned... Since the UK pound devaluated to the level of the Euro tnx to Brexit, we don't have to convert that any more  ;D
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