Parts for GL1200A rear air shocks


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Parts for GL1200A rear air shocks

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Hello Everyone,
I saw an article about our rear air shocks and that they can be rebuilt. I was wondering if I was reading it right, but have NOT found anything else out here about it. So I was thinking more about it and got to asking myself about the parts that are replaced in these shocks. Where do I get them, the problems I have is mine is "ok" with just me on the bike BUT when I have a rider with me it bottoms out when I hit pot holes in the road. I have adjusted the air and it still bottoms out so I am wondering where or how do I know which parts are worn out and needs to be replaced. The prices are way too high for a poor mans pockets. Thanks for y'all help. I really don't want to go the route of replacing the shocks and go to a non-air set-up, my hips and back could NOT take the long rides. I now have a 1984 GL1200 Aspencade and am in the process of getting a 1985 GL1200 Aspencade too. Take Care



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Re: Parts for GL1200A rear air shocks

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kajunmisfitt wrote:Hello Everyone,
I saw an article about our rear air shocks and that they can be rebuilt. I was wondering if I was reading it right, but have NOT found anything else out here about it. So I was thinking more about it and got to asking myself about the parts that are replaced in these shocks. Where do I get them, the problems I have is mine is "ok" with just me on the bike BUT when I have a rider with me it bottoms out when I hit pot holes in the road. I have adjusted the air and it still bottoms out so I am wondering where or how do I know which parts are worn out and needs to be replaced. The prices are way too high for a poor mans pockets. Thanks for y'all help. I really don't want to go the route of replacing the shocks and go to a non-air set-up, my hips and back could NOT take the long rides. I now have a 1984 GL1200 Aspencade and am in the process of getting a 1985 GL1200 Aspencade too. Take Care
If they're original, it's usually the springs that have had it. Bushings and seals are still available.

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There are all kinds of videos on how to rebuild the shocks on you tube as well as in the how to section. Most people go with progressive springs for the rear shock and then new seals and bushings. You can expect to pay around $70.00 for the springs and the bushings and seals are available thru a Honda part site such as Partzilla for example. Here is a link to a video as well, 1100 and 1200 shocks are the same procedure by the way

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/ This is the first part of it you can go to youtube and search gl1200 shock rebuild and there are plenty of videos on how to do it as well as ideas on how to build the tool needed to compress the shock.
Thanks to all who answer and help. It is greatly appreciated!
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I watched a few of those VIDEO'S but what I am looking for is the "parts" for the inside of these air shocks. If you tell somewhere to go if they have a website please give me a ave. to find them, Thanks

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You can go to Partzilla.com or Hondapartshouse.com or you can look here http://www.ebay.com/itm/HONDA-GL1100-GL ... 2548.l4275 . You can also google shock part for Honda gl1200. The Ebay link should be what you are looking for.
Thanks to all who answer and help. It is greatly appreciated!
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Any idea where to get the replacement dust boots? :mrgreen:

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Monroe shock mate SA-1997 should work. May have to trim them to fit.
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I searched for a while till I found (on eBay) a seller that had some dimensions on the boots he had. Did some measuring on mine and figured that 17 and change was worth the risk. They said fit a Harley, well they fit the 1200 rear shocks perfectly. Since you have to remove them to rebuild, I'd go a head and order the boots also. The seller was in China (probably all coming from there), and took a couple of weeks, the wait for me wasn't an issue since I was down for a good bit of maintenance anyway. Hope that helps you.


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