GL1100 rear shock strip


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bigrich8
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GL1100 rear shock strip

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Afternoon all,

I have just done a full rear shock strip using a piece of decking, 16mm threaded bar, plate washers and nuts.

Use a 64mm hole saw to get the shock casing diameter.

I have attached some images. I popped the seals out and there was visible gunk that you can see in the fully stripped image so had to take them right down to clean.

I am going to have the covers powder coated in copper/bronze. Will update with pics when I have them back together.

Hope this post helps.
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Wilcoy02
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The gunk is what is left of the bumpers.

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bigrich8
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1996 Kawasaki zzr1100
1992 Kawasaki zxr750
1986 Honda Rebel cmx250c

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I didnt even realise there were supposed to be bumpers in the assembly!

Where do the bumpers sit?

Cheers for the info and link 👌👍👍
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1983 GL1100I frame with an 80 engine. poor boy installed with C-5 ignition--DIED in Grande Prairie Alberta Canada 8/15


98 valkyrie sold 8/16

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bigrich8
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1996 Kawasaki zzr1100
1992 Kawasaki zxr750
1986 Honda Rebel cmx250c

Re: GL1100 rear shock strip

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Cheers Wilcoy,

Found that and I can see where they should go now. Trying to find a set now. Found a link to a store on here and they are $2.99 each but $105 to ship to the UK 😳😳😳
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Progressive 412 shocks, Regards, Johnny


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