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post #101 of 204 (permalink) Old 07-23-2009, 09:39 PM
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thinks for the info guys, I just rebuilt the rear shocks on my 1100 and they are working great, holds the rear of the bike up and no more bottoming out. hardest part was getting the eye pulled lose and unscrewed from the damper rod at least it was until I made a tool to compress the shock then it was pretty easy.

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great information, but how did you blow out the oil seal? what did you use? its hard to tell from the pictures.
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you can use a bicycle pump or carefully use air compressor and air nozzle, put screwdriver thru shock mount hole and rag around to avoid flying parts and oil. good luck

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thank you I'll give the bike pump a try
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Thanks for the great info!
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this is how I popped the top after compressing the shock about 2 inches.
So the eye is pried out? Or does it turn?

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The eye is attached to the shock piston shaft. Once the spring is compressed there is only the resistance of an "O" ring to hold it in place. Gently pry the eye straight up.

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One more tip...Use old motorcycle and bicycle inner tubes to slip over the machined and chrome shock parts to protect them from damage. I also used pieces of inner tube to cushion the shock ends when I put the shock inside of the spring compressor.
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Very good information. Thanks Gambler

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Excellent!!!

I varied the design a bit. I bought a 2 inch flange and cut the barrel of of it so that it was flat. This allowed the head of the shock to pass through easily.. One day this week I will be rebuilding the shocks on my 1100 using progressive springs. I'll take plenty of pictures. I may even shoot some video.

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