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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-01-2010, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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I have a pair of Progressive #416 on my '79 GL1000 I need to replace the leaking seals..no problem finding them, but Progressive's instructions claim I'll need their tool #5500 to completely disassemble these shocks (GL1000's are different, have clevis mount on bottom, eye on top). Can anyone verify if this special (expensive & can't find) tool is really needed..can't I just pop out the seals & replace like a 1200 shock without complete disassembly? Thanx for any input, Carshandco
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Give Progressive a call ( 714.523.8700 Barb can be quite helpful ) or visit em online for a live chat (http://www.progressivesuspension.com ).

You should be able to pop-out the main seal with a little "extra air pressure" after pulling the clip ... replacement is easily fitted -- the "special tool" is only needed if you wanna dig deeper into the shock and need to drop the spring pressure to get at some of the deeper seals and fittings.


(if you've done this before, the you already know what fun "popping-out" the seals can be !)
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Thanx, Satan, I'll give it a try...didn't want to get in too deep without all the tools needed..
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Good luck on your re-build, and get back on the road soon!! However, here's what I did with mine just a little while ago:

I recently had my 416's(5 years old 40k)completely re-built by Progressive for $120 + 20 shipping. They were losing air quickly.They turned them around in 24 hours and they went all the way through from replacing 1 damper, several seals and o-rings on both shocks. For the work they did and a new ride feel, was completely worth it.

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Thanx Hobie1 for that input...Carshandco
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