1990 rear air shock

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1990 rear air shock

Postby notsobright » Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:06 pm

Hey all
Spring has sprung in Indiana and so has my air shock on my 1990 1500se.
not air but sipping a little oil. manuals says not to try and rebuild take to Honda.
Ist question is that a true statement
2nd question should I have shock rebuild or should I try to find good used one or what about the progressive units for 1500's I have progressive on rear of 82 1100 but is different setup.
thanks for your help

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Re: 1990 rear air shock

Postby spiralout » Sun Apr 03, 2016 1:45 pm

notsobright wrote:Hey all
...manuals says not to try and rebuild take to Honda.

I don't know what manual says that but the FSM doesn't and has the seal replacement procedure in it. The part # is here http://www.westernhonda.com/fiche_section_detail.asp?section=4325170&category=Motorcycles&make=Honda&year=1988&fveh=190487

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Re: 1990 rear air shock

Postby detdrbuzzard » Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:27 pm

back in 2011 I blew the seal in the left shock so I replaced both with progressive 416 shocks
'99 ST1100, '93 se
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cb 450sc, sunL70
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