Need new shocks 84 GL1200 Aspencade


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Need new shocks 84 GL1200 Aspencade

Postby SAILOR » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:14 am



I need new shocks on 84 GL1200 Aspencade. Any suggestions?



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Re: Need new shocks 84 GL1200 Aspencade

Postby detdrbuzzard » Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:21 am

progressive 416 or rebuild the ones you have
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Re: Need new shocks 84 GL1200 Aspencade

Postby seabee_ » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:41 pm

Here's a good link on how to rebuild the shocks you have. Shows you how to make your own tool to compress the shocks to remove the circ clip.
http://www.lloyddotson.com/Rear_shock_r ... ldwing.pdf
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Re: Need new shocks 84 GL1200 Aspencade

Postby SAILOR » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:07 am

Nice article if I decided to go rebuild, or buy the 416.

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Re: Need new shocks 84 GL1200 Aspencade

Postby gold1200 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:15 am

WHOA...... Great article. I put progressive rears, on my 86 aspencade. They're good, but with this article, I think i'll rebuild mine, for the heck of it....... and have them for stand-by. :idea:

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Re: Need new shocks 84 GL1200 Aspencade

Postby detdrbuzzard » Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:02 am

gold1200 wrote:WHOA...... Great article. I put progressive rears, on my 86 aspencade. They're good, but with this article, I think i'll rebuild mine, for the heck of it....... and have them for stand-by. :idea:

they are going to be on stand-by for a long tme
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Re: Need new shocks 84 GL1200 Aspencade

Postby thirdstorybase » Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:45 pm

hey, with the progressive shocks. do you have to buy anything else? isnt their an adapter kit or something? im getting ready to change mine as well. i have a small oil leak(seal) dripping on my back tire.

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Re: Need new shocks 84 GL1200 Aspencade

Postby gold1200 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:17 pm

Yes, there is a kit, adapter, and it was an easy fix........... altho, you're going to have to, dismantle the bags and take the seat off..... As with all the bikes, we must tear them down. Just getting to know our bike. Hey detdrbuzzard, do you think, i'll have the rebuilt rear shocks, that long??? :D There's an article, about rebuilding, rear shocks, on the how-to catagory.......... i'm just going to play with mine. I have to redo, my front suspension, FIRST...... The P.O. rode this bike, across country, a couple times. It's only 65,000 miles, but i'm into the clean up. It's a really nice bike...... just maintainance (sic) :roll:

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Re: Need new shocks 84 GL1200 Aspencade

Postby artgrantz » Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:00 pm

The Progressive shocks and fork springs are great, and cheaper than the OEM replacements.

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Postby t_reister » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:56 pm

I put a set of "Progerssive" shocks on my 81 wing and it was the best thing I've done to any wing I've had. Paid 123.00 delivered and have the shocks on the lowest setting. My wife and I love the ride and haven't bottomed out yet. Terrific!!!

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Re: Need new shocks 84 GL1200 Aspencade

Postby t_reister » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:57 pm

Sorry about the price, it was 223.00 dilivered

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Re: Need new shocks 84 GL1200 Aspencade

Postby seabee_ » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:35 pm

Which ones? Air shock or regular coil shock? And, where did you order them for the good price? ;)
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Re: Need new shocks 84 GL1200 Aspencade

Postby thirdstorybase » Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:07 am

heys guys, i am trying to purchase the progressive 416's per your reccomendations. i dont have an onboard compressor on my bike. i want to add one if it would be possible. (its an 87 gl1200 interstate). just need to figure out if it is possible and how to do it. but i digress, my question is since i dont have the compressor onbaord. when trying to purchase the shocks this is what i was told by the seller
"Well without a compressor these shock are really of no use to you. These are air shocks and you willneed to have some sort of compressed air flowing to use these".

The options we have available for you are http://www.jcmotors.com/p-18389-progres ... dels-.aspx

any advice or is this guy correct?

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Re: Need new shocks 84 GL1200 Aspencade

Postby seabee_ » Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:48 pm

Where there's a will, there's a way.... Don't listen to him. The older wings, 1000? and 1100's, had air shocks but no onboard compressor. They had a schraeder valve (just like on the tire rims) that was used to inflate and deflate the shocks. I'm sure you can do the same setup and carry a small compressor in the saddle bag. You might talk with progressive to see if they sell a kit for that.

As far as adding a compressor, check ebay for all the parts to install one. You have the room for it, you just need the parts.
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Re: Need new shocks 84 GL1200 Aspencade

Postby t_reister » Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:17 pm

Hey Paul (Seabee),
I got the C412 Series HD coil over shocks form Progressive Shocks http://www.progressivesuspension.com As I said, best thing I've done to the bike. There is an adapter kit and they have it as well. Love it Love it Love it!!! FYI I aslo installed a new rear tire and "balance beads" (do a search on e-bay to find them) The ride is awesome!! I plan to do the front tire next week.

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Re: Need new shocks 84 GL1200 Aspencade

Postby valour1 » Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:57 am

This guy I deal with has a good used set shock if you are interested his name is Andy
he is very reliable
http://www.straightwings.com/store/GL1200-1984-to-1987-Vintage-parts/

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Re: Need new shocks 84 GL1200 Aspencade

Postby gold1200 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:56 pm

OK, you all. I've entered the rear shock, byway of the article, written, for this site..... Shhh....... Somebody entered FIRST, apparently, going to repair them. :o There was VISE marks, on the shaft. I now know why they leaked. I got another set of SHOWA shocks, used, but very useable......12,000 miles. I did not disassemble them, I shook the s... out of them. My honda dealer, told me, IT TAKES 11 OZs, EACH. I shook 22ozs from the newer ones... So 11 Ozs, is the number. I bought 2 bottles of suspension oil, 10wt. I got a tomato can, soldered a piece of brake line, 3", to it. I cut the piece in 1/2, and put a short piece of vacuum hose, to connect them together. NOW, I bought some 8x100 (metric) bolts. 2, 1/2", to plug the holes in the top of the shocks, 1 is 3/4" long. I drilled thru, the bolt, so I could solder, the other 1/2 of the brake line,to the bolt. I screwed the bolt, into the top of the shock, poured 11ozs into the can, With my weight, pushed down, on my trailer hitch, let up gently, did this again, THEY were filled, in one (1) minute. I had a friend, help balance the bike...... FORGET THIS SERENGE THING. Went for a ride today. They hold air and it's back to being a Goldwing. Nice Ride. ;) Be warned, they can be rebuilt, but bring Patience.

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Re: Need new shocks 84 GL1200 Aspencade

Postby Fastymz » Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:51 pm

I too just installed the progressive 412hd coil over shocks. They made an amazing improvement bikes handles great now. My wife and I are both bigger people so I run them at the highest setting all the time. I dont regret spending the money at all. My bike already had the progressive from springs I fixed the air hose to the front shocks set them at 9psi. The new rear shocks raised the bike almost 2" with and without us on it.




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