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Now I know I made the right decision when I removed my shocks and had my local shop put the progressive springsin for $20, That's a lot of work!

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For $20 I think you got a good deal.

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My local shop wouldn't pop out the seals for $20.00. They told me that my shocks were not rebuildable.

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I see that BikeBandit.com also has thoseProgressive shock springs for the GL1100's. Has anyone replaced them? Is it the same procedure as shown here for the 1200's? My left rear shock is already leaking oil and I've already bought a pair of replacement seal's from Honda to do both shocks. If I'm in there replacing the seal, I'd like to replace the springs too.
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I see that BikeBandit.com also has thoseProgressive shock springs for the GL1100's. Has anyone replaced them? Is it the same procedure as shown here for the 1200's? My left rear shock is already leaking oil and I've already bought a pair of replacement seal's from Honda to do both shocks. If I'm in there replacing the seal, I'd like to replace the springs too.
did you manage to change your rear springs on the 1100?

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next, put grease on the 2 o-rings and locktight into the threaded hole for the damper shaft
is that silicone grease you used gambler?

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I still have not rebuilt my rear shocks yet. Waiting until Jan or so as I'm still riding it back and forth to work. I still haven't decided whether to replace the little inside springs or not. I might just by new Progressive's instead. But I'd still rebuild my original oneswith new seals and then sell them.

As for the $20 to put in new springs,a localbike repair shop (in Lawrence,KS)quoted me $225 to rebuild the stock shocks with just new seals.



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Ok I feel like I am beating a dead horse…since this thread was posted almost 3 years ago but I have some questions.

First, the manual says 8.77oz of ATF but Gambler says the recommended amount is 10.5oz…why the difference.

Next, is ATF really heavy enough oil for the shocks. I know when I used ATF in my forks (which is recommended in the Service Manual) it road like a pogo stick, I actually used 15 weight in my forks. Is 15 weight ok for the rear shocks?

Finally, I am not rebuilding the whole shock…I am just replacing the seal…so can I just make sure the old oil is out and just pour the specified amount in the shock and put the seal back in?

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Help from Italy!
I bought this Aspencade 85 from a friend,but rear shocks bumps everytime I hit a pathhole.Guess there is something wrong inside.
The air won't stay in.must chech that too, but I would like to open tye shocks and change seals(while I am there.
Is there any of you guys in the mood to supply me the parts needed? I will wire the money first,of course, and then the pieces can be put in an enveloppe and sent via air mail to Italy.
Is this possible,I will take all the risk.
I want to have my bibe up and running to Sardinia his summer
Thanks for all tips....anyway
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Hi Lucio





Did you find the parts for your re-build yet?. If not go to http://www.cmsnl.com/honda-gl1200a-g...398/partslist/and you can order direct.





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