reseal rear shocks


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pudd750
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reseal rear shocks

Postby pudd750 » Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:15 pm



hoping this goes as easy as the forks - ive found seals for my 1200I shocks -anyone ever did it? i havent peeked up in there yet to see if its similarly circlipped together
a week ago the shocks held 45 lbs for a few days, yesterday they held it for 15 minutes- i should remove em and air em and dunk em to be sure the leak is at a seal 1st i guess- easier than trying to soap them up in situ



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Re: reseal rear shocks

Postby thrasherg » Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:32 pm

Unless they are after market shocks it is unlikely they can be rebuilt by a home mechanic, I have never come across a re-buildable Honda shock!! Some companies can do it with special tools, hope yours can be rebuilt, but it will be a first for me if it can!! Fingers crossed.

Let us know how you get on with it.

Gary

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Re: reseal rear shocks

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:53 pm

I did on my old 78 gl1000.It was held in with a honker of a "C"clip.The hard part was removing the external spring.....So...I suspect this one has a internal spring.Better compress it a little before you pop off the C clip or you may have a rocket launcher.
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Re: reseal rear shocks

Postby seabee_ » Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:23 pm

They are rebuild-able. Follow this link for some good pics and steps to do it. It even shows how to make your own shock compressor.
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/vie ... 200+shocks
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pudd750
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Location: wacousta Mi
Motorcycle: 1986 GL1200 interstate
1980 GN400
1979 CB750
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1961 T120R sold
1975 Norton sold
1972 Moto Guzzi 750
1976 Goldwing sold
1972 SL125 sold
Honda Fat Cat
RD350 sold

Re: reseal rear shocks

Postby pudd750 » Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:22 pm

excellent- thanks all- i had thought the chrome was badly pitted but on 2nd look its fairly perfect, definitely worth tossing some new seals at even if i cant find a new set of boots that can be adapted - the boots have been hard as a rock and broken for years but the chrome rods are super high quality i guess




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