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Then stick a screwdriver or something through the bottom mount to prevent the seal and other parts from flyign all over the place.



I'd strongly recommend doing the next couple of steps outside or maybe in a large drain pan.

Cover the shock with several rags to help minimize splatter.
I only used one because this shock has no oil in it because it had been cleaned already, I only put it back together in order to get pictures for this write up.


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Then use a small controlled blast of compressed air to push the seal and other parts out of the shock. Get a good firm grip on the shock while doing this. I don't have a grip on the shock because I had to hold the camera!



The parts will blow out onto the shaft. Pay close attention to how they come out so you know how to put them back.


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When installing the new seal use a length of 1.5 inch PVC tubing to drive the seal in place. Place the large outer washer between the new seal and the PVC tubing. I don't have a picture of this step, but it's pretty easy to figure out with out one.

Once the seals are out, then you put the shock int he rig compress it and remove the head. Once the head is removed and you decompress the shock it will pretty much fall apart.


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Thanks for the info Broke Winger...Will reassemble and blow out the seal tonight. Hopefully all will go ok

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Glad I could help.

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I was just wondering, if I reorganized this writeup to start with the procedure to remove the oils seals, and cleaned it up a bit, would it be good enough to be put in the Biker's Workshop?

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According to BikeBandit Progressive Spring kit D does not fit the '82 Interstate. They are wrong. The kit fits ALL GL1100 models. Honda used the exact same Showa shocks for All the GL1100's

Not sure if it is the same kit for the GL1200's or not.

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broke winger, just got my shocks apart using your compression tool. worked great. only problem is the rubber bushing on the piston rod is completely deteriated, its like bubble gum. are these avalible or should i leave it out.
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If you are using Progressive Suspension replacement springs just toss it you won't need it.

It's only purpose is to soften the impact if you bottom out, which won't happen if you use Progresssive springs.

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I was just wondering, if I reorganized this writeup to start with the procedure to remove the oils seals, and cleaned it up a bit, would it be good enough to be put in the Biker's Workshop?

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