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pocketchange
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Rear Shock

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Anyone change the rear shock (& keep the OEM Air Adjustable?)

IF so, which shock?



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Re: Rear Shock

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pocketchange wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:40 pm
Anyone change the rear shock (& keep the OEM Air Adjustable?)

IF so, which shock?
More information is needed....year and model....

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Re: Rear Shock

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I just rebuilt mine. Took about 2 hours.

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Switched to Progressive rears that connected to the compressor.
Both shocks are the same, unlike the stock shock set up, much better.

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triwing wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:36 am
Switched to Progressive rears that connected to the compressor.
Both shocks are the same, unlike the stock shock set up, much better.
I've been looking for a pair of Progressive's for my bike, but everywhere seems out of stock, can I ask where you got yours?

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Shooter560 wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:42 pm
triwing wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:36 am
Switched to Progressive rears that connected to the compressor.
Both shocks are the same, unlike the stock shock set up, much better.
I've been looking for a pair of Progressive's for my bike, but everywhere seems out of stock, can I ask where you got yours?
They're out of stock because unfortunately Progressive stopped making them last year.

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Re: Rear Shock

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Purchased my first set years ago from the dealer.
Then found i could buy dampers, & springs from Progressive.
Then put the parts into the can portion of the old shock.
Saved a good bit on the other bikes, by doing this.
Just saw what you said about the shocks.
I wonder if they still sell the parts to rebuild their shocks.

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triwing wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:23 pm
… etc …
I wonder if they still sell the parts to rebuild their shocks.
I bought a seal kit to have on hand, it was all there with instruction sheet but not sure for how long they'll be available. Got them off Amazon seller. Progressive # 76-5041 is what I searched for, but package also had 30-5041 on it too.
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I took my bike to Hagon's (In the UK) who used my 1990 Wing to develop a rear shock. The air bladder is retained and I love it.

They can be found at http://www.hagon-shocks.co.uk/ but, for some reason, they don't list the 1500. They are very helpful people though.

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Graham B wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:31 am
I took my bike to Hagon's (In the UK) who used my 1990 Wing to develop a rear shock. The air bladder is retained and I love it.

They can be found at http://www.hagon-shocks.co.uk/ but, for some reason, they don't list the 1500. They are very helpful people though.
A second vote for Hagon, I had them build a set of custom shocks for my wife's PC800 to my spec, and they were perfect.

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Just went on Hagon site and plugged in GL1500 in their search tool for mono shock. The M61105 came up. That is great news as they are the only replacement option that I know. The spring can also be customized. Even better great news as my 1990 is committed (triple tree mod) to haul my sidecar...

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Found Progressive Suspension 416 shocks via Ebay (used.)
Slowly locating various parts, rebuilding due to age of units.
Seals- Progressive Suspension PN 30-5041 pc

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I thought this site had gone!

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I have a set of 416s on my 96 Aspencade. One of them leaks air out the top of the shock. They work great with no air but I tried a seal kit and it still leaks. I have been looking for a solution for over a year but no one seems to know the answer. If anyone has any helpful advice I would love to hear it. I hope I didn’t cheat and hijack this post. If I did apologize.

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If my memory serves me still, i do believe there is an o'ring, on the top portion when taken apart.
Been years since i rebuilt mine, seems i made up a tool to take them apart.

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Thanks for the input triwing. I’m trying to find someone locally who would take them apart but no luck so far. Or even an available procedure online. Progressive has been no help when it comes to the discontinued 416.

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Re: PROGRESSIVE Suspension 416 Air Shock

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Progressive Part Number for springs ???
I've found Spring Kit D 00-1170..
I would like to know if this kit will fit the Progressive 416 Shocks before I pull the trigger?
Question: Are ALL the Progressive Canister type (412/416) Air Shocks using the same size springs?
(this must be lost info. Progressive Suspension is NO help..) pc

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Re: Rear Shock

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WingAdmin wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:34 pm
Shooter560 wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:42 pm
triwing wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:36 am
Switched to Progressive rears that connected to the compressor.
Both shocks are the same, unlike the stock shock set up, much better.
I've been looking for a pair of Progressive's for my bike, but everywhere seems out of stock, can I ask where you got yours?
They're out of stock because unfortunately Progressive stopped making them last year.
A viable solution, get a pair of take offs like from Ebay, then get a seal kit or two to have in case ever needed?
Because I knew the 416s were discontinued so I got another seal kit #30-5041 in December '19, Amazon … after Googled the #. I had a set that I thought were in a damaged package, I was wrong, they were /are fine too.

They are good, our Trike was done in 1998, it has it's first set of 416s still in place. Our '85 I sold in '19 has it's set I installed in 1990s.

1984-87 Honda GL1200 OEM shocks used the same seals, just as a FYI.

My older seal set has the number 76-5041 on the front, but both have the number 30-5041 on back.




You can see not complicated, instructions included, no special tools needed either as I recall.


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Re: Rear Shock

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Graham B wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:31 am
I took my bike to Hagon's (In the UK) who used my 1990 Wing to develop a rear shock. The air bladder is retained and I love it.

They can be found at http://www.hagon-shocks.co.uk/ but, for some reason, they don't list the 1500. They are very helpful people though.
Could somebody buy this and do a quick review please? :D


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Re: Rear Shock Progressive 416-1633GLA

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What is the Part Number for this particular shocks' internal spring(s) rebuild Kit?
I'm dealing with a BROKEN spring..
BTW, Progressive Suspension is NO HELP!!!

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Re: Rear Shock

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Yes they do post the 1500. I have contacted their dealer in Canada who has also a distribution warehouse in Maine. Below an extract of his reply:
I would like to confirm a TOTAL price to your door of CAN$672.75 for the Hagon M61105 Monoshock for your 1990 GL1500 SE Honda Gold Wing sidecar rig, and would check when I placed the order order to see if Hagon recommended going with a stiffer spring rate due to the sidecar. It would be helpful to get an idea of your weight and estimated load and percentage of time loaded, if possible.
If the factory feels it might be better for you to buy a pair of shocks instead, I will let you know, but as your compressor is working, I think you are best sticking to the original configuration. Pricing for twin shocks is as follows, though:
Standard Road Shocks with 3 position spring preload adjustment, black body/chrome or black spring ( stainless body available at additional cost) $343.85 pr. TOTAL
2810 series, also has 10 position damping adjustment $557.75 PR. total, ditto on stainless body
NITRO series, all stainless and alloy, factory rebuildable, has same damping adjustment as 2810 but infinite spring preload adjustments, $936.10 pr. TOTAL
All Hagon shocks come with a 2 year unlimited mileage warranty, and a spring adjustment tool.
Note that the $ quoted are Canadian, includes taxes ( :x ) and delivery to my door...
WingAdmin had good review regarding the Hagon shocks...

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