Sleeping beauty with restored rear shocks!


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Sleeping beauty with restored rear shocks!

Post by 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!

Post by 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?
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Re: Sleeping beauty with restored rear shocks!

Post by made2care » Sun Jun 08, 2014 2:49 pm

Shinko. Good reviews and reasonably priced.

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Re: Sleeping beauty with restored rear shocks!

Post by Brian74 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:34 am

Do you happen to remember or know the model # or part # for those boots?

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Re: Sleeping beauty with restored rear shocks!

Post by roadwanderer2 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:37 am

those are "Rancho universal shock boots" and can be gotten from either advance auto parts or o'reilly's auto parts stores for between $7-$8 dollars each in different colors other than black.

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Re: Sleeping beauty with restored rear shocks!

Post by spiralout » Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:11 pm

Brian74 wrote:Do you happen to remember or know the model # or part # for those boots?
The pic shows the name and number. Rancho Shock Boot - Black RS1952

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Re: Sleeping beauty with restored rear shocks!

Post by walker70 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:04 am

Hi,I have question,when you installed the new shock boots,how did you attach them at the top on the wide part of the shock.

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Re: Sleeping beauty with restored rear shocks!

Post by Old Wing Man » Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:22 am

I have seen them held in place with tie raps even on OEM shocks.

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Re: Sleeping beauty with restored rear shocks!

Post by made2care » Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:54 am

walker70 wrote:Hi,I have question,when you installed the new shock boots,how did you attach them at the top on the wide part of the shock.
Black zip tie

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Re: Sleeping beauty with restored rear shocks!

Post by roadwanderer2 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:21 pm

when you go to your local parts store, ask for "heavy duty cable ties" in black, white or clear.

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Re: Sleeping beauty with restored rear shocks!

Post by walker70 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:26 am

I would like to know if anyone here has ever replaced the oil in the rear shocks and if so what weight and viscosity,just asking. :)

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Re: Sleeping beauty with restored rear shocks!

Post by roadwanderer2 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:19 am

i replaced my rear shock fluid with ATF.

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Re: Sleeping beauty with restored rear shocks!

Post by walker70 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:03 am

Thanks for the info,how much did you need to use.
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Re: Sleeping beauty with restored rear shocks!

Post by roadwanderer2 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:13 pm

walker70 wrote:Thanks for the info,how much did you need to use.
Gary.

12.50 OZ of ATF. follow this link to this video, it will show and tell you how to refill your rear shocks...............




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Re: Sleeping beauty with restored rear shocks!

Post by walker70 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:59 am

Just thought I would show how great my rear shocks look now,





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