Since I'm already here..., Rear shock replacement

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Since I'm already here..., Rear shock replacement

Post by SKMURDOCK » Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:54 am

I just got a set of Progressive 416's for my 84 Interstate. Going to put them on a bit later in the year, once some other projects are complete. I have had it for about a year, and had the timing belts replaced, but not much else has been done, yet.

A co-worker made the suggestion to do anything else that also needs saddlebags, panels, etc. removed. Sounds like a good idea, so what else should be done while the back of the bike is opened up?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Since I'm already here..., Rear shock replacement

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:46 am

Lubricate rear drive splines and driveshaft, change rear drive gear oil, bleed rear brakes, check rear brake pads.

You'll love the 416's! Like riding a brand new bike.

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Re: Since I'm already here..., Rear shock replacement

Post by virgilmobile » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:48 am

Remove the rear wheel and hub.Grease the drive shaft splines and change the gear oil.
You could also flush the brake system out.....while your there.

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