Rear air shock leaking. Any suggestiions on hoe to replace/repair


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Rear air shock leaking. Any suggestiions on hoe to replace/repair

Postby Belize » Sun May 01, 2016 7:26 am



I have a1991 Honda Goldwing GL1500A . The rear shock leaks out the air. Any suggestions on how that can be repair or where can I get replacement ?



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Re: Rear air shock leaking. Any suggestiions on hoe to replace/repair

Postby robb » Sun May 01, 2016 9:11 am

Check the airlines for a break, might get lucky. Of the two rear shocks only the right side uses air. Can also be bad air distribution or compressor, maybe just a loose bolt to an airline. Check ebay for good deals on used shocks.

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Re: Rear air shock leaking. Any suggestiions on hoe to replace/repair

Postby Belize » Sun May 01, 2016 9:16 am

Thank you very much. Much appreciated, will do.

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Re: Rear air shock leaking. Any suggestiions on hoe to replace/repair

Postby WingAdmin » Sun May 01, 2016 9:31 am

Get some soapy water in a spray bottle, and start spraying around suspension components (hoses, shocks, compressor, fittings) while pressurized. If there is a leak, you will see bubbles start to appear where the air is leaking out.

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Re: Rear air shock leaking. Any suggestiions on hoe to replace/repair

Postby tannenba » Sun May 01, 2016 10:56 am

I've gone this route to no avail. The air shock is supposed to be repairable, but couldn't find a place to do it. I tried a used one that worked for a short while. I finally bought a pair of Progressive air shocks (413's I believe) and had no problems since. I have an '88 wing. The kit I bought replaces both rear shocks with air shocks . With out the regular shock on the one side, I run about 30 to 40 lb of air in them to keep it stable on our mountain roads.




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