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i have a 93 GL 1500. is there an easy and simple way to remove and replace the oil in the rear air shock?

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Basically you have to take it off turn it upside down let it drain over night though the air valve port, valve removed... and refill with a syringe with a small tube attached. Unless you actually take it apart then you can fill as you are putting it back together..so no, no easy way

at least 1100 shocks I think 1200's and 1500's are the same.

I guess you try using a small tube hooking it up to a syringe and try to suck out the old fluid but you'd never know if you got it all and how much was left inside.
 

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hello all, i managed to fill the shock with a minimum amount of fuss. first, the shock was shipped without any fluid in it (excellent ebay seller). i held it upside down to make sure it was dry.
next i laid it on the bench horizontally, with the hose connection facing up. i used a 10ml syringe without the piston. then i would fill the syringe and slowly pull the shock apart. moving it in small increments sucked the fluid into the shock easily.
when i was halfway done filling i slowly compressed the shock. i did this slow enough to watch the air bubbles bleed out.then i repeated the filling procedure till full.
once all this was done, i held it upright and worked it in and out slowly again. this bled the rest of the air bubbles out. after that, i was able to compress the shock for installation.
everything went smoothly, and now i have a good shock that doesn't leak after 10 minutes.
i apologize for no pictures,but i need to surgically attach 2 more arms . then i can take action shots while working

best to all

Robin
 
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