Rear air shocks have oil?


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fishnquest
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Rear air shocks have oil?

Postby fishnquest » Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:40 pm



When I let the air out of the rear shocks, a light oil came out. Seemed like a fair amount to me, I mean it was enough to coat the tips of two fingers. Is this normal? Thanks for the help and great site.



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Re: Rear air shocks have oil?

Postby RBGERSON » Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:22 am

Yes there is oil in the rear shocks..a few oz's if I remember correctly
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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Re: Rear air shocks have oil?

Postby radioman » Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:56 am

yes they have oil and a little on your fingers when checking is normal. they have 12.5 ozs of oil in each of them. Radioman
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Re: Rear air shocks have oil?

Postby fishnquest » Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:05 am

Wow. 12.5 oz. I had no idea. I'm glad I did not break the lines apart. If I ever get to the point where I want to change a shock, I may be back with a "how-to" question :lol: . Thanks for the help.




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