Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Aylesbury, , United Kingdom
Gl1800 a4 rear shock
Hi, hoping someone can give advice on possible rear shock issue before i go too far down a expensive path. Took wife away for a weekend on my 2004a4 with 38k on clock. I noti ed ride quality was far from as plush as expected and my wife had a really hard time on back. I suspect new fork springs and oil would help, but this seems a rear shock issue.
She was describing feeling every road surface issue, with sometimes severe bumps under her seat and today aches every where! I did notice a lot of that, but not as badly as pillion.
Looked at rear shock as obvious suspect, but hard to tell what may be wrong.
The pump sounds like its operating when use switch, and figures run full range up and down.
Underneath no obvious signs of oil leak but hard to see if any spring problem - might have to pull pannier of and wheel out.
So questions are :
if pump sounds ok with pressure figures moving, no sign of oil leak, what else could cause that ride quality?
New shocks oem are horrendous price, where do people get decent none oem replacements if needed? I have a call out to Hagon.
And it says all none serviceable, so if problems a replace, but how do i tell if shock is definitely shot?
Would you expect rear shock to go at that mileage?
Many thanks for any help.
Nyme 1998 GL1500SE and 2001 F6C Valkyrie