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Blvr

Oil leaking right rear shock

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Blvr

How does this shock work? Oil and air working together?

I need some understanding since i dont have a book. 

2000 gl1500. Thanks for any help. 

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Mountain Rider

These should have 3 key components, spring, lower chamber which should house the hydraulic portion, and the upper section that contains the pneumatic portion. Spring provides suspension support. The hydraulic provides the suspension dampening. The pneumatic portion provides the ability to increase the pressure on the hydraulic side for those days when the load is a bit heavier, preventing the bike from bottoming out. 

 

I don't know if a rebuild kit is even available for these, but if you do it, do it all. Sealing the hydraulic side does nothing if the pneumatic side doesn't work.  Then there's the other side, no sense doing one just waiting for the other shoe to fall.  Buying a good working used set may be better and less expensive than trying to rebuild yours. 

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Blvr

Thanks for the information. Alot to figure out with progressive shocks and other options. Still sifting through it. 

 

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BigBob

When the GL1500 shocks start to leak it's time to replace them.  I also don't know of any do it yourself kits to rebuild kits.  Mine seemed to last about 10 years before replacement.  Progressive 416 are the twin air shocks for your bike.

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Blvr

Thanks for your reply. I ordered a pair of 416 shocks. 

Motorcycleparts4u.com had the best price but have been 3+ weeks delivering them and still waiting. 

They’ve offered my money back but i figured it would be just a few more days. Not too satisfied so far. 

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