I have an extra rear air shock for my 1200 Aspencade 1984. It has sat around with the hose opened for about 6 months. I decided to use it on my 96 Vulcan Classic 800. siince the shock on it was bottoming out and I had already tried a preload kit from scootworks, which did not work. so i put a new hose with a shreder valve on it, for putin air in the shock. took the u bracket off the vulcan shock and cut the bottom mount off the air shock and welded the ubracket on. poped the seals out with a compression tool and air. used a towel around it so it would not be so messy. cleaned it up used 12.5 ounces of ATF to fill it put it back together. put it on the bike and when you sit on it it gose straight to the bottom no matter how much air you put in. It will hold air and no fluid is leaking. with the bike on the side stand you can push towards the side stand and the bike goes up and down.
Not sure what is happening. Any help would be great. I already have the C4 just looking for the blasting caps :cheeky1:
William_86 I did not take the springs out. but what you said makes sense. I will pull it back off tommorrow and tear it apart all the way. maybe I missed something. Thanks I would not have thought of that. :gunhead: