rear shock leaking air


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4given
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rear shock leaking air

Post by 4given » Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:32 am



My '96 Aspencade has progressive 416 shocks installed. I noticed I was slowly losing pressure when I pumped them up so I did the soap spray test and found a leak coming from the top of one of the shocks. My question, is this repairable by me or do I have to return it to progressive for the repair. I haven't removed it yet. I thought I'd get some advice from the members of this forum. I love this forum. It is the only place I come to everytime I need expert, friendly advice when working on my GW. You guys have come through every time.

Thanks in advance,
Dan



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Re: rear shock leaking air

Post by DenverWinger » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:03 am

Got 416's on mine, too. Obviously the Honda service manual isn't going to cover an aftermarket shock, but you might try contacting Progressive "Customer Support". They may have service procedure and repair parts for these....
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Re: rear shock leaking air

Post by 4given » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:28 am

Thanks Mark. I had a feeling that it was going to involve a few phone calls to Progressive. I'll try to update any results. I haven't removed the shock yet. This is bad timing for me. I was hoping to be riding again in a week or two. It's been a long winter. :(

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Re: rear shock leaking air

Post by newday777 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:41 pm

You can rebuild the progressive shocks yourself.

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Re: rear shock leaking air

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1975 CB750 K5 Planet Blue 7,800 miles

1976 CB750 K6 Anterris Red 25,000 miles

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1999SE Totaled by cager at 105,000 miles

Re: rear shock leaking air

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Re: rear shock leaking air

Post by 4given » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:02 pm

Thanks newday. I ordered a seal kit and am going to give it a try. Have you done this repair and are there any unseen things I should look for? It looks very doable for my limited skills. Thanks again for the info.

Dan

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1976 CB750 K6 Anterris Red 25,000 miles

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1999SE Totaled by cager at 105,000 miles

Re: rear shock leaking air

Post by newday777 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:04 pm

I was going to, but a cager took out my 1500. I'm on an 1800 now.

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Re: rear shock leaking air

Post by 4given » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:09 pm

Not sure when I’m going to get to this but I have ordered parts and I will keep you updated. Sorry to hear about you losing your 1500. And glad you survived physically.

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1976 CB750 K6 Anterris Red 25,000 miles

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1999SE Totaled by cager at 105,000 miles

Re: rear shock leaking air

Post by newday777 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:44 pm

Thanks. Looking forward



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