How did the oil seal replacement go? I'm planning on the same operation this month. A few questions-what did you use for the oil seal driver? Did you replace the bushings and the rubber boots along with the seals? estimate of cost for parts?
Ken, The rebuild on the front and rear shocks went fine. I used a 1&1/2 " PVC split
down the side as a seal driver, and it worked fine (Just keep your fingers out of the
slit you make on the PVC pipe.) A 2" PVC may work better. I only had the 1&1/2 when I did mine.
As for the cost, it was approx. $45.00 for the front seals, and I put progressive springs in while I was doing them. They were around $75.00. The rear seals were $11.00 each, and the rubber boots for the rear shocks were around $16.00 each. I bought all the items except for the front seals from Biker Bandet. The front seals were bought at a local honda shop.
I used ATF Dextron Three in the front and rear shocks. I use no air in the front and around 30Lbs in the rear. That combo works good for me.
BTW on the rear shocks I used a 70 ccsyringe to put the ATF fluid in through the air inlet, keeping track until I got to the correct amount (259.5 cc) The syringe has a plastic tip that seals in the air inlet and you will need to put the oil in slow and let the air escape slow as the last of the oil go's in.