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semerm 12-23-2006 01:03 PM

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Good day and thank you for responding.

I have a 81 1100 that the left rear shock sprung an air (and oil) leak. I was give an set of air shocks by the po to replace them. Wow, what a job getting to them. It is like a pandora's box with the hondaline dressing.

I have the right one off (the replacements I were given look almost identical to the ones on the bike). I cannot take off the bottom bolt that bolts into the rear differential off the bottom of the shock. I mean I have it off the bike but I cannot remove it from the bottom of the shock mount? The left one looks simple, like a regular car shock. It appears to be alluminum and if I could get it off I could put it on the replacement shock and the set would probably work. Any ideas? After marred knuckles, it appears to be one piece?
If I continue, I'm afraid I will make it unusable.
I figure it is break time and I would ask you folks.

UPDATE, i GOT IT, A LITTLE HEAT TO MELT THE RUBBER GROMMET AND IT CAME OFF.:weightlifter::clapper::weightlifter:

beachbuddy0253 12-23-2006 03:41 PM

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good job, they are a pain to get off and on, i did mine and fought with it, but i won, then i lowered it, went much better

englishted 12-24-2006 12:23 PM

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Well done. I've seen some that the bolt got seized in the shock bushing and were a real problem to remove.

Eamonn1200 12-29-2006 12:36 PM

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Good work semerm.

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