Now that's why I take my bike to the dealer.... I was lost after the "take off the front wheel". .... Thank goodness for shop mechanics... God bless them one and all...NurseGoldwing, first take off the front wheel, and then the top compartment section of the fairing (yeah that's a pain). Then remove the front fender and fork brace. Loosen the two fork pinch bolts, take off the stop rings and remove the forks. (I hope you have a shop manual btw) Using a soft-grip vise, carefully remove the cap bolts, being very careful not to damage the fork tubes and slider assemblies. The cap bolt needs to be removed cautiously or the spring will pop out very suddenly. To get the seals out you need a 6mm hollowset wrench and snap ring pliers. If you don't have a proper vise, use a bench vise with a terry towel folded a couple times. Make sure your bike is well blocked up to avoid any tip-overs.