Rear wheel dampers


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Rear wheel dampers

Postby mothership » Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:59 pm



I have a 89 GL 1500 and am wondering how often the rear wheel dampers should be changed. I have 115,00 miles on it and have never changed them. I have looked for them online and can't find any except for 1996 and newer. What would the right part be for my 89 Goldwing



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Re: Rear wheel dampers

Postby bcassel » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:57 pm

Rear shocks/dampeners on Honda Goldwings are rebuildable. For about $20 each you put new seals in them and they are good to go for another 100,000 miles.

You can also get Progressive Suspension upgrade springs and they will improve your ride.

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Re: Rear wheel dampers

Postby mothership » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:50 pm

Sorry I'm probably not using the right terminology. The rubber dampers are in the hub where the final drive attatches Part #1
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Re: Rear wheel dampers

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:45 am

Nope, you are using the correct terminology.

There is no given mileage, as it can vary greatly on riding style and temperature. Basically you should check for free play when you have the wheel off. If there's free play, change the dampeners. I'm changing mine this winter. They're relatively cheap, and easily available.

http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1500_ ... 744/147858

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Re: Rear wheel dampers

Postby dingdong » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:13 am

Check the bushings that fit inside the dampeners, they can wear also. Some years are aluminum.
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Re: Rear wheel dampers

Postby mothership » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:13 am

I talked to a parts guy at Cyclemax and he said they don't make replacement dampers for the 88-89 wing only for 90 and newer. He said the only thing to do would be to buy a new wheel that you can put replacement dampers in.A 90 or newer. That can't be the only option. WTF

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Re: Rear wheel dampers

Postby robb » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:56 am

1990 and newer wheel will not fit an 88-89 and there are 6 dampeners in the wheel. Can't remember for sure but think the spline was different and 88-89 six bolt hub will not fit the 5 bolt newer wheels. Have a couple friends with 300k and no problem yet. Maybe 6 was stronger than 5.
Check these pics of 88-89 wheel


These pics of 90 and up

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Re: Rear wheel dampers

Postby mothership » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:14 pm

Maybe I'm worried about nothing. Thanks for the pics. I'll wait till I have to tale the wheel off.




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