Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Model: Goldwing Limited
I have attempted to push against that big ring and it does not budge. I have an idea. It might be, that the only way to remove the components is to compress the spring, pop the top, unwind the top from the dampener, then remove the springs and gain access to the ring that is on the top of the seal. (if you watch the videos, they always have to put a small ring in the shock first, before they put the washers back in.)
Once that upper ring is gone, the bushing, seal and the big ring on the bottom should be free to move up a millimeter or so. Once they move up, I can remove the lower ring thus allowing for full disassembly.
That's about the most complicated I can assume a dealer could possibly handle. (much less a hack in his garage)
ugg. Wait, this would only free up the dampener. The springs would still be pushing very hard against the lower seal and big ring. I don't think I want to try to remove the dampener unless someone else knows for sure thats how to do it.