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Has anyone had the privlege of replacing the rear oil seals on the shocks-Please

advise if any trade secrets to be aware of- thanks CRAIGA:action:
 

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There was a topic about this only a fe wweeks ago. Do a search and you should find it easily.
 

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Thanks browan for the research on this-went to that page- very helpful-still dont know if i should use gear oil or ATF- I put new prgressive springs in 2 years ago- the best thing I ve done- no more bottoming out-I pull a trailer it really helped-but i should have change seals at same time- I just put ATF in-thats what CLYMER

rec -but now im wondering if i should have used gear oil-

by they way this will probably change the dampening-should i use less oil if i use gear oil-thks CRAIGA
 

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If I remember corectly the Progressive Damper & spring rebuild for the rear requires almost no oil to perform properly, the amount of 1/2oz per shockis in my damaged brain. I would guess that you would be safe with ATF.
 

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Thanks for the info- ive used ATF before- just someone had mentened gear oil-I would think that would be too heavy of oil Anyway thanks again



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CRAIGA wrote:
Thanks for the info- ive used ATF before- just someone had mentened gear oil-I would think that would be too heavy of oil Anyway thanks again

CRAIGA
According to the instruction sheet I have from Progressive for the 416 air shock you should fill it with 2oz. of ATF. Don't know about the other Progressive models.
 

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ATF is what Honda recommends but I all ways use fork oil as its got better damping quality and is slightly thickerso there'sless chance of leaking .Do not use other oils they will not work the same.

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Hey your right- type-O is a 1982 GL1100-thks CRAIGA
 

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Thanks for the info -do you think i should use the same amount og fork oil as ATF



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CRAIGA wrote:
Thanks for the info -do you think i should use the same amount og fork oil as ATF
Thanks CRAIGA
Yep!
 
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