shock rebuild, gl1200 - Page 6 - Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #51 of 204 (permalink) Old 01-27-2007, 11:52 PM
Senior Member
 
zimmerleemark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: porter, Texas, USA
Year: 95 se model
Make: honda goldwing
Model: se
Posts: 1,581
Garage
Send a message via Yahoo to zimmerleemark
Post imported post

she who tickles your fancy. tell her many thanks from the people here for the great job she done also on taking the photos

looking for a nice 1500, that i can afford
zimmerleemark is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #52 of 204 (permalink) Old 01-28-2007, 10:44 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Gambler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: San Jose, California, USA
Posts: 421
Post imported post

zimmerleemark wrote:
Quote:
she who tickles your fancy. tell her many thanks from the people here for the great job she done also on taking the photos
will do

87 GL1200 Interstate(reborn
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
)
Gambler is offline  
post #53 of 204 (permalink) Old 02-02-2007, 01:20 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Posts: 6
Post imported post

Theron wrote:
Quote:
Very nice! I received an extra pair of these shocks and am not sure how much oil is in them. Is it possible to empty out the old oil that is in these through the air line hole then just refill with 10.5 ozs. the same way, through the air line hole?

Mike
I have tried this,turned the shock upside down and drained into a Pyrex measuring cup, took about a day to be sure all fluid was out.Refilled using the spout from a qt. gear lube bottle and just threaded it into the hole until sealed, then cut the bottom out of same bottle andpoured 10.5 oz ofATF in and left alone for another day. Haven't gotten it on the road yet will let you knowthe results.

Philbert A. Nutt
philbert is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #54 of 204 (permalink) Old 03-28-2007, 03:52 PM
GERIATRIC MEMBER
 
Redwing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Ireland.
Model: Neighbours 1800
Posts: 57,158
Post imported post

How the hell did I miss this great post from Gambler

Well done Gambler you certainly are a real "Guru"




To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
"Redwing"
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
"The Rider Of The Fastest Colour"
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Redwing is offline  
post #55 of 204 (permalink) Old 04-01-2007, 08:29 AM
Member
 
mfwing82's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania, USA
Posts: 400
Post imported post

philbert wrote:
Quote:
Theron wrote:
Quote:
Very nice! I received an extra pair of these shocks and am not sure how much oil is in them. Is it possible to empty out the old oil that is in these through the air line hole then just refill with 10.5 ozs. the same way, through the air line hole?

Mike
I have tried this,turned the shock upside down and drained into a Pyrex measuring cup, took about a day to be sure all fluid was out.Refilled using the spout from a qt. gear lube bottle and just threaded it into the hole until sealed, then cut the bottom out of same bottle andpoured 10.5 oz ofATF in and left alone for another day. Haven't gotten it on the road yet will let you knowthe results.

Philbert A. Nutt








has any one else tried this with any luck ?

MIKE
1982 GL1100I
2000 Yamaha WR 400,2004 vstar classic,
1985 virago 1100
___________________
BEAVER CREEK CYCLES
UPPER BLACK EDDY PA.
USA
mfwing82 is offline  
post #56 of 204 (permalink) Old 04-01-2007, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Gambler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: San Jose, California, USA
Posts: 421
Post imported post

Redwing wrote:
Quote:
How the hell did I miss this great post from Gambler

Well done Gambler you certainly are a real "Guru"

thanks

87 GL1200 Interstate(reborn
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
)
Gambler is offline  
post #57 of 204 (permalink) Old 04-25-2007, 08:38 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 8
Post imported post

Hello All, I've been reading the forums for a few years now and decided it was time to join.

I have an '82 Aspencade and the rear air-assist shocks are giving me problems. They don't hold air, and I'm not sure if any is actually going into them when I pump them up. I've opened them up once to change the oil (there's no internal spring in these) and they went back together fine.

Could the compressor be leaking somewhere, even though the gauge on the dummy tank shows the air pressure building up front and rear? Could I be losing air out the front fork seals?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated,

Thanks,

Kerry
'82 - GL1100A
Kingston, Ont.

Kerry

\'82 GL1100A
Kingston, Ontario
GW82I is offline  
post #58 of 204 (permalink) Old 04-25-2007, 09:52 PM
Postpubescent member
 
exavid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Medford, County of Jackson, Oregon, USA
Model: None at present
Posts: 36,382
Post imported post

Welcome to the World's Greatest Goldwing Site GW82I!

Probably the best way to check would be to remove the hose from one of the shocks and see if any air is coming back that way. The gauge shouldn't show any pressure building up in the rear shocks when one it disconnected either. Assuming those checks perform as expected it might be time to get out the soapy water and brush to check all the joints and fittings for air leaks. BTW make up bubble water for the job using bar soap, it works lots better than detergent.

ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
None at present
Past 'Wings: GL1100, GL1200, GL1500, GL1800

Current BMW C650GT
Paul W.
exavid is offline  
post #59 of 204 (permalink) Old 04-25-2007, 10:16 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Posts: 6
Post imported post

Winter project went on it's maiden run last weekend and 16 yr. old dotter says it's much smoother than the '84 we're used to. Maybe it needs the shock fluid changed, too!?!
philbert is offline  
post #60 of 204 (permalink) Old 04-26-2007, 04:15 PM
GERIATRIC MEMBER
 
Redwing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Ireland.
Model: Neighbours 1800
Posts: 57,158
Post imported post

GW82I wrote:
Quote:
Hello All, I've been reading the forums for a few years now and decided it was time to join.
Hey GW821 [shadow=orange]Welcome to The Worlds Greatest Goldwing Forum.[/shadow]

You sure dont do things in a hurry anyway take your time and have a good look around this place




To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
"Redwing"
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
"The Rider Of The Fastest Colour"
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Redwing is offline  
Closed Thread

  Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums > Forums > Reference and FAQ Forum

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Got the tools, doing the shock rebuild on GL1200 chris in va Goldwing Technical Forum 8 06-24-2012 11:32 AM
Shock Rebuild on GL1200 Bike...and Dennis Goldwing Technical Forum 19 12-22-2009 09:41 PM
GL 1500 shock rebuild GLJohn Goldwing Technical Forum 2 07-19-2007 04:01 AM
85 LTD Shock Rebuild Snorebaby Goldwing Technical Forum 3 04-24-2007 06:04 AM
GL1200 ltd shock rebuild travelinmays Goldwing Technical Forum 9 06-06-2006 06:16 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome