GL1100i where to buy progressive rear springs


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GL1100i where to buy progressive rear springs

Postby scotterichmond » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:25 am



Time to rebuild the rear shocks. where is a good place to buy the progressive springs talked about so much here on this forum.
I am assuming the seals can be purchased at Honda?
part numbers for the springs would probably help find them , and be sure I am getting the right parts.
any help?

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Re: GL1100i where to buy progressive rear springs

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:03 am

I've bought Progressive shocks and springs at Cyclemax for my 1100, and plan to do so for my 1500 as well. Seals can also be purchased from Cyclemax on their OEM parts page, and will be cheaper than any dealer.

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Re: GL1100i where to buy progressive rear springs

Postby scotterichmond » Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:58 am

I have looked at their website and see the seals but no listing for springs (1800 yes) I have sent a email to them and am waiting for a response.

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Re: GL1100i where to buy progressive rear springs

Postby scotterichmond » Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:08 pm

well unfortunately this is what I am getting from all the web sites:
This is a copy of one from bikebandit

info: Please wait for a BikeBandit.com Live Help operator to respond.
info: You are now chatting with 'Mark - Sales'
Mark - Sales: Do you have the part number for that item available? You can get the part number by adding the item to your cart.
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scotterichmond@hotmail.com: I want to buy replacement springs for my stock shocks
scotterichmond@hotmail.com: GL11oo interstae
scotterichmond@hotmail.com: your site says they are not availible
Mark - Sales: what year?
scotterichmond@hotmail.com: 81
Mark - Sales: rear?
scotterichmond@hotmail.com: yes
Mark - Sales: unfortunately the rear shock is discontinued through the manufacturerMark - Sales: and we do not offer shocks or shock springs in aftermarket Mark - Sales: Is there anything else I may assist you with today?

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Re: GL1100i where to buy progressive rear springs

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Re: GL1100i where to buy progressive rear springs

Postby scotterichmond » Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:27 pm

Is this what I need and is it the right fit?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Progressive-Sus ... 80&vxp=mtr

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Re: GL1100i where to buy progressive rear springs

Postby scotterichmond » Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:45 pm

I called these guys, this IS the replacement at a good price too !

http://www.motorcyclepartsareus.com/mm5 ... ode=771170

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Re: GL1100i where to buy progressive rear springs

Postby Rick_MD » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:27 pm

That's the ones I put in my '82 Interstate with new Honda seals. It is helpful to get the upper and lower bushings where they bolt up and the large boots as well. They were pretty well destroyed on my Wing with only 62K on it.

The ATF in the shocks had also turned black from the dissolved rubber bumpers inside (not available separately from the shocks). Just throw the remains away. They shouldn't be necessary any more with the new progressive springs, anyhow. I had to do a lot of cleaning to get the gunk out. Buy lots of either brake or carb cleaner spray. You will use it.

Be VERY careful not to scratch the center shaft of the shocks or the seals will be useless and leak. The you will have to buy complete shocks.

Also, make sure and buy a quality pair of snap ring pliers. Chinese ones will either fall apart, bend or break at the worst possible moment. Visit your local Snap On, Matco, Mac or Cornwell tool truck. If you can't catch one on the road, stop at a local repair shop or dealership and ask for a phone number or when the driver comes by next. It is well worth the $ and the effort to use a quality tool.

The following is a good place to get discounted Honda parts shipped to your door. I ordered item #'s 15(Qty - 2), 17(Qty - 2), 18(Qty - 2), 24(Qty - 2) & 25(Qty - 4). They were all definitely needed on mine.

http://www.hdlparts.com/fiche_section_d ... veh=125172

Nothing I hate more than to get in the middle of a job and not have all the parts needed.

If you do some Google searching you might find them for $56. or thereabouts like I did last fall, plus shipping. It also helps to do a Google search about the rebuild both here and on other sites. I built a compression tool that worked great from ideas collected from multiple sights.

I was thrilled to pay $125. give or take, as opposed to $450.+ for progressive shock assemblies, plus I got to keep my air adjustment this way.

Good luck. You will be patting yourself on the back for a job well done after this repair / upgrade. I know I did! What an awesome ride after it is all said and done. No more bottoming out and noisy clunking any more!

Holler if you need any support. It is still pretty fresh in my mind.




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