my 1100 progressive shocks are leaking

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my 1100 progressive shocks are leaking

Post by halcombrick » Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:12 pm

The left shock on my 82 1100 is a progressive air shock..its leaking out the very top of the shock and seems to be leaking around the "eye" for mounting the question is..can I clean and jb weld this or does the leaking out the top mean a more severe internal problem? I'm fairly new to wings and don't know anything about air shocks..if jb weld will hold and keep the air in the shock I may be able to salvage them..THANKS GUYS!! HAL

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Re: my 1100 progressive shocks are leaking

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:27 am

There (obviously) should be no connection between the shock innards and the eyelet. If that is the case, I would pull the shock off and remove the eyelet bushing, to first ascertain exactly where the leak is occurring.

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Re: my 1100 progressive shocks are leaking

Post by Wilcoy02 » Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:24 am

There is an o-ring that probably needs replaced.

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