Rear air shock


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Rear air shock

Postby bgranite62 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:12 pm



I am new to the motorcycle world, but I am loving the therapy. A guy owed me some money that he did not have and so I ended up with a 1982 GL 1100. What a fun bike. my learning curve for the week was when my son hooked up the rear air suspention valve to a compressor and overfilled the rear air shock. It has seperated. I am assuming I will need a new one. My question is, can I purchase this part on line or does this part simply go back together? Thanks for any assistance one can offer.



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Re: Rear air shock

Postby cbx4evr » Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:09 pm

Damn kids anyway. Welcome to the forum.

Can't answer your question directly. May need to replace.

Some info here:

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Re: Rear air shock

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:05 am

bgranite62 wrote:I am new to the motorcycle world, but I am loving the therapy. A guy owed me some money that he did not have and so I ended up with a 1982 GL 1100. What a fun bike. my learning curve for the week was when my son hooked up the rear air suspention valve to a compressor and overfilled the rear air shock. It has seperated. I am assuming I will need a new one. My question is, can I purchase this part on line or does this part simply go back together? Thanks for any assistance one can offer.


You've likely just blown the seals on it. You can replace them if you like (when I replaced my rear shocks with Progressive 416's, it made a big difference in handling quality), or you can just buy a rebuild kit and rebuild your existing shocks. Progressive sells a seal/damper/spring kit that will upgrade your existing shocks and make them like new.

You can always just try to put them back together as is, but I wouldn't count on them not leaking.

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Re: Rear air shock

Postby bgranite62 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:41 pm

Thanks a million! That will point me in the right direction!




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