Information and questions on GL1500 Goldwings (1988-2000)
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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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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.
Thank you very much. Much appreciated, will do.
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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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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.