Air shock rubber bushing, lower


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Air shock rubber bushing, lower

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Has anyone a good technique for installing a new rubber bushing in the lower eyelet of the air shock? VERY tight. Ideas appreciated.

Frank


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fruffing wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:26 pm Has anyone a good technique for installing a new rubber bushing in the lower eyelet of the air shock? VERY tight. Ideas appreciated.
Frank
I did this on something different but still done the same way.
Boil the bushing 10-15 minutes. Softens it enough to work it in.
Also can use a 'nut buster' as lube, doesn't hurt the rubber. Simply use brake cleaner if you're concerned.
Gloves & work reasonably quick.
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Thanks. I will try your suggestions first chance I get.

Frank
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When I found the bushings on my 1500 were gone, and Honda didn't offer replacements, I found that ones from a Valkyrie would work. I had to cut out the metal ring that the old bushing was made on. The new ones went in with very little force and worked for years.


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