Replacing Rear Shocks with non-Honda


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Replacing Rear Shocks with non-Honda

Postby gaillarry » Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:59 pm



Problems with the on board air system on my 82, rear joint is plugged with rust/water and air won't get past the joint. Since parts are no longer available for the compressor system, time to find a different alternative for the rear shocks.

1)- can I remove the air lines to each shock and feed direct air?

2)- if plan 1 wont' work, ,whats a good adjustable aftermarket shock available (not new , looking at fleabay) ?



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Re: Replacing Rear Shocks with non-Honda

Postby scotterichmond » Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:20 pm

all you need is one of these: convert it to the style the interstae uses:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-GL1100-Go ... 1626630%26

http://www.ebay.com/itm/80-83-Honda-GL1 ... 1626630%26

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Re: Replacing Rear Shocks with non-Honda

Postby scotterichmond » Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:25 pm

this is the one mine has, there are several on ebay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1981-1983-81-82 ... 98&vxp=mtr

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Re: Replacing Rear Shocks with non-Honda

Postby RoadRogue » Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:54 pm

exactly what part do you need? a picture would be very helpful, might have what you need here (cheap) 8-)
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Re: Replacing Rear Shocks with non-Honda

Postby gaillarry » Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:40 am

The joint at the rear that joins the air lines.


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Re: Replacing Rear Shocks with non-Honda

Postby bcassel » Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:41 pm

I'm wondering why you want to replace the shocks when you could just clean or replace the three way joint and install a shrader valve for about $50 total. That would convert it to a pump up system like on the Interstate and Standard models. Probably be much cheaper and less work than going to aftermarket/other market shocks.

Here's the link to Bike Bandit's OEM items that will do it for you.

http://www.bikebandit.com/houseofmotorc ... 8#sch34791

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Re: Replacing Rear Shocks with non-Honda

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:38 pm

When I put Progressive 416 shocks on my 1100, they came WITH a splitter, so I abandoned that piece on my bike altogether.

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Re: Replacing Rear Shocks with non-Honda

Postby gaillarry » Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:07 pm

bcassel wrote:I'm wondering why you want to replace the shocks when you could just clean or replace the three way joint and install a shrader valve for about $50 total. That would convert it to a pump up system like on the Interstate and Standard models. Probably be much cheaper and less work than going to aftermarket/other market shocks.

Here's the link to Bike Bandit's OEM items that will do it for you.

http://www.bikebandit.com/houseofmotorc ... 8#sch34791


Honda tells me that part is no longer available, but I picked a replacement with a schrader valve for $20 used.

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Re: Replacing Rear Shocks with non-Honda

Postby bcassel » Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:26 pm

I've found that when Honda discontinues a part, you can find them on places like Ronnie's or Bike Bandit until their stock runs out. Honda will "clearance" their are houses to third party retailers




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