Sleeping beauty with restored rear shocks!


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Sleeping beauty with restored rear shocks!

Postby made2care » Sat Jun 07, 2014 1:25 pm



As you can see with the before and after, these shocks were in sad shape. After some good old naval jelly( not mine personally of course) , steel wool and chrome polish , they look factory new. I also replaced the boots , with an easy purchase from oreillys for a mere $4.99 each. Pretty frugal when it comes to spending!! Anyway, here are some pics of her progress revealing new rear tire and restored shocks.
Next up, new front tire , replace fork oil and new fork seals.
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Neglected shock before.
Neglected shock before.
$4.99 boot from oreillys auto parts .
$4.99 boot from oreillys auto parts .
Shocks on bike with new rear tire. Gas tank also snug with new liner.
Shocks on bike with new rear tire. Gas tank also snug with new liner.



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Re: Sleeping beauty with restored rear shocks!

Postby cbx4evr » Sat Jun 07, 2014 7:11 pm

That shock is a beauty - too bad it's behind all the plastic.

What type of rear tire is that?
"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

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made2care
Posts: 449
Joined: Sun May 25, 2014 7:36 am
Location: Woodward, Oklahoma
Motorcycle: Yamaha 750- college days- sold
Yamaha virago- sold
Honda VTX 1300- sold
Honda shadow Aero 1100- sold
1987 Honda Goldwing interstate "Sleeping Beauty"- sold
02 kawasaki vulcan 1500 drifter - sold
1997 Honda goldwing SE 1500 - AKA "Black Beard" (current)
1981 GL1100 - "The Wanderer"

Re: Sleeping beauty with restored rear shocks!

Postby made2care » Sun Jun 08, 2014 2:49 pm

Shinko. Good reviews and reasonably priced.


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