1980 rear shocks


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djddfd
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1980 rear shocks

Postby djddfd » Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:01 pm



Hi. My recently purchased 1980 Gl1100 has old aftermarket shortened shocks that do not hold air. It has a plastic valve and plastic lines. the boots are cracked. The pressure sensor and original valve and hoses are on the motorcycle.I would like to either restore to the original equipment or switch to aftermarket using the original lines. I have thought of going to non air assisted aftermarket units. Has anyone dealt with this problem?



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RBGERSON
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Re: 1980 rear shocks

Postby RBGERSON » Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:43 am

many have progressive makes both air and non air for the gl's ..OEM shocks are still around too.
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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Re: 1980 rear shocks

Postby lbman » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:54 pm

progressive shocks seem to be the best. IMHO the whole shock unit are not bad prices.
LB

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David-Mantle
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Re: 1980 rear shocks

Postby David-Mantle » Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:30 pm

I bought a pair from a 1200 of ebay a couple of years ago. Just mentioning it as another option to choose from.
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Re: 1980 rear shocks

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:19 pm

Check out progressive 412 shocks. Best price I got was on e-bay was $250. These shocks do not need air and are easy to adjust for extra weight. The difference is between night and day on handling. You wont be disapointed. Regards, Johnyy




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