1200 ASPENCADE SHOCKS


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sonnyboy
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1200 ASPENCADE SHOCKS

Postby sonnyboy » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:51 am



Blew right rear shock on my 87 Aspy. getting a used set from ebay, reputible dealer, my question is how do I know if there is enough oil in them or how do I replace it. BTW you gays have saved my hinney many times.



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Re: 1200 ASPENCADE SHOCKS

Postby sonnyboy » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:52 am

GUYS NOT GAYS sorry bout that!

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Re: 1200 ASPENCADE SHOCKS

Postby wilmo » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:29 am

:lol: particularly disturbing since you use hinney in the same sentence :shock:

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Re: 1200 ASPENCADE SHOCKS

Postby Possum51 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:04 pm

wilmo wrote::lol: particularly disturbing since you use hinney in the same sentence :shock:

lol :shock: :lol:
Rick.....

gold1200
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Re: 1200 ASPENCADE SHOCKS

Postby gold1200 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:46 pm

HEY......... what happened to the subject matter......(hahahaha) I need to fix my rear shocks too........ :lol:

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Re: 1200 ASPENCADE SHOCKS

Postby tprender » Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:50 pm

There is no real way to tell how much oil is left in the shocks. The only way is to take them apart and then refill with the correct amount of oil. It is not that hard to do if you have some compressed air to blow out the seal. When I did mine this past winter, I wrapped an old T-shirt around the shock and then put the air to it to blow out the seal.

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Re: 1200 ASPENCADE SHOCKS

Postby gold1200 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:04 pm

I put a used pair of "Progressive" rear shocks, on the bike........ I believe they're my Leak problem. I've cleaned the switch panel, and checked for leaks. Now I'm going to rebuild. I need to find the instructions. Thanks.

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Poohman
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Re: 1200 ASPENCADE SHOCKS

Postby Poohman » Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:08 pm

Same here, I think I need to replace or rebuild my shocks the rear end bottoms out when going over a bump or dip, especially when I have someone on the back. Which would be cheaper rebuild or replace. I have Air shocks and would really like to see a "DO IT YOURSELF" Video.

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Re: 1200 ASPENCADE SHOCKS

Postby tprender » Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:25 pm

When I went an rebuilt mine, I watched a couple of videos from a couple of different sites. The 1100 and the 1200 are just about the same shock. The only real difference that I found was the circlip on the 1100 and a snap ring on the 1200 holding in the seal. The seal for the 1200 is about $10 from the dealer. I think that the seal is 91257-MG9-671. I put in 10 wt shock oil, but I am not sure of the amount. There is a video/picture of how to do the shock with the part number and the amount of oil. Getting the shock apart an back together is about a 30-45 min job the 1st time. I can now do it in about 15-20 min. The hardest part is getting the shock off of the bike.

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Re: 1200 ASPENCADE SHOCKS

Postby sonnyboy » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:25 am

The shocks I got from ebay had the lines capped, so I am not too concerned about fluid level now. I still may rebuild old ones though. Thanks for all the info.




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