89 gl1500 right rear shock issue


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mothership
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89 gl1500 right rear shock issue

Postby mothership » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:35 pm



Had to deflate the rear shock for removal and when i did oil spurted out of the air distributor. Do i have to replenish the oil in the shock and does this mean I have to send shock to dealer for rebuild.



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Re: 89 gl1500 right rear shock issue

Postby dingdong » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:50 am

You can do it yourself but it is not just a matter of adding more fluid. Check out this thread at the Saunders site.
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/vie ... ock+gl1500
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Re: 89 gl1500 right rear shock issue

Postby HillVR » Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:29 pm

I had to weld the lower connector to my air shock. I simply compressed the shock to get all the oil out of it before welding. After that I put it on the bench and added fluid as I extended the shock. It sucked the oil right in. After mounting it run the shock from 0 to 59 psi and any excess will bleed out (onto the floor). I replaced the torn boot with a part from advanced auto. All is well. Unless the shock does not work you do not have to rebuild it. It would be better at that point to just buy a used on from E-Bay or upgrade. Use Honda 5 weight shock oil. Here is my original post.

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