Wes's GL1100 Rear Shock Seal replacement VIDEO


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Wes's GL1100 Rear Shock Seal replacement VIDEO

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Here is how I changed my rear shocks and seals on my GL1100.

First segment is WHY YOU DO NOT USE AN AIR HOSE TO FILL YOUR SHOCKS.




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I still have the top part of the spring top which was drilled. I lend this out if you pay shipping to and from.

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Re: Wes's GL1100 Rear Shock Seal replacement VIDEO

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HERE IS THE PARTS LIST.

$71.06 Not including the fork oil.

Bumpers $8.15
https://www.amazon.com/Energy-Suspensio ... ingdocs-20


Seals $5.79
https://www.amazon.com/Honda-91213-P2F- ... ingdocs-20

Progressive Springs $57.12
https://www.amazon.com/Progressive-Susp ... ingdocs-20
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Re: Wes's GL1100 Rear Shock Seal replacement VIDEO

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The 2 pieces for the compression is a 2 inch threaded collar. Found at any DIY store in the electrical. The top one I drilled it so the shock would fit and the cap would clear the collar.

I do lend this one out if needed. All I ask is you pay postage to and from.



You can see how little is drilled out. The threads are just barley left.


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Bob just did this replacement. Here is his cost Jan 2019.

The costs were as follows. Rear shock springs (Progressive, kit D) $65.00 (includes shipping), rear shock seals (Honda, $31.95, with shipping) and, 1 QT. ATF @ $4.95. If my math is correct, the total comes to approx. $101.90!
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Re: Wes's GL1100 Rear Shock Seal replacement VIDEO

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Wilcoy02 wrote: Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:12 am Bob just did this replacement. Here is his cost Jan 2019.

The costs were as follows. Rear shock springs (Progressive, kit D) $65.00 (includes shipping), rear shock seals (Honda, $31.95, with shipping) and, 1 QT. ATF @ $4.95. If my math is correct, the total comes to approx. $101.90!
The original (Amazon) link for the seals above appears to go to "Honda 91213-P2F-A01, Engine Camshaft Seal" not shock seals? Which ones are needed (could you include a link please)?

Thanks!
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Re: Wes's GL1100 Rear Shock Seal replacement VIDEO

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The price seems to have sky rocketed.
Progressive Suspension 30-5041 2 Piece Oil Seal Rebuild Kit

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Re: Wes's GL1100 Rear Shock Seal replacement VIDEO

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What exactly did you use to drill out the top collar, and to what size?
Wilcoy02 wrote: Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:47 pm The 2 pieces for the compression is a 2 inch threaded collar. Found at any DIY store in the electrical. The top one I drilled it so the shock would fit and the cap would clear the collar.

I do lend this one out if needed. All I ask is you pay postage to and from.

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You can see how little is drilled out. The threads are just barley left.
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To what size?

The size is the top edge of the shock.

What exactly did you use to drill out the top collar--A drill press was used.
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Re: Wes's GL1100 Rear Shock Seal replacement VIDEO

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What size drill bit
Wilcoy02 wrote: Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:42 am To what size?

The size is the top edge of the shock.

What exactly did you use to drill out the top collar--A drill press was used.
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Re: Wes's GL1100 Rear Shock Seal replacement VIDEO

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Hey Wes, got'em done. piece of cake really. I have one of those goofy ratchet and socket sets that have a through hole in both. that let me use a socket over the all thread to run the nuts down. will have the fittings in the mail on Tuesday. thanks much.


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