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1200 rear shocks not holding air

So I've read/viewed the rear shock rebuild thread and also looked at replacement shocks but have a question. On page 342 Clymers it stays if air leak is suspected remove air valve fitting from the top of the shock absorber and replace the o-ring. What are the chances this is the problem, seems simple. What are the other reasons for replacing are there other failures other than not hold on pressure? Thanks.
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Why not use some soap and water to find the leak(s)?

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Why not use some soap and water to find the leak(s)?
+1 beats taking shocks off
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There are several places that system can be leaking air from. From the compressor all the way back to those afore mentioned o-rings.

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Will get the soap out and report back ,the simplest ideas are usually the best. No compressor so this should be easy. Thank you.
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I had to replace all 4 o rings and put oil in the shocks. I used a https://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/...pair-tool.html this really helped the ride but I plan on doing a full rebuild of the shocks because the springs are weak and the bushings are likely wore out like the fork bushings were.

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So I've read/viewed the rear shock rebuild thread and also looked at replacement shocks but have a question. On page 342 Clymers it stays if air leak is suspected remove air valve fitting from the top of the shock absorber and replace the o-ring. What are the chances this is the problem, seems simple. What are the other reasons for replacing are there other failures other than not hold on pressure? Thanks.
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If you had a compressor maybe something there but I don't have one. So I don't know for sure.

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Will get the soap out and report back ,the simplest ideas are usually the best. No compressor so this should be easy. Thank you.
What happened to your compressor?

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