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I have Upgraded to Goldwing Rear Shocks a while back, But i want a More reliable, leak proof alternative, for my Go to Bike.

Solution to try,

Progressive 412 rear shocks to fit a Goldwing 1986' GL1200 standard Black body chrome spring 14.25" oal

I have Four Goldwings, currently, I have had 12 goldwing before, and i maintained them all, I have had all Models of Goldwings, I have repaired most problems on them, I know something about these bikes.

Both Goldwing Rear shock seals failed, I could fix them as this would be the cheapest thing to do.

The Goldwing shocks leaked the ATF fluid on the rear brake pads, so I need to buy new rear brake pads as they are no good and cannot be re used, oil of any kind soaks into the pads and cannot be completely removed, and these are a safety item, Dont take a chance here.

While the Goldwing shocks on my 650 Burg, provided a very Comfortable ride, and my 650 Burg never handled this well.

Both of the shock seals were new, as i completely rebuilt the rear shocks I have Four Goldwing's, as i have rebuilt several pairs of these shocks over the years, Three of my goldwings have these same rear shocks, I have them on the Suzy burg 650.

Now My first thought was to pull them apart and find the cause.

I have changed out the Rear Shocks on one of my Goldwings to Progressive 412 Rear shocks a couple of years ago, all I can say is they work EXCELLENT, they are Nitrogen filled, totally sealed, have multiple preload seattings

double-wall steel body construction with nitrogen charged, multi-staged velocity sensitive valving gives you smooth, consistent damping. A five piston cam style preload adjuster lets you dial in your ride.

The main thing is they Dont leak. Now I havent had Goldwing shocks leak in the past very often.

But, I wanted to try a pair of the Progressive 412 series shocks, I want a Leak proof Nitrogen filled rear shock

Ordered the shocks today, should have them in a couple of days

This bike had a full fairing , saddle bags and a Trunk, with a different Tank, those are 1959 Caddy LED tail lights, That 86 Goldwing was 700-lbs and now that it is naked it is 580-lbs, lighter than my 650 burgman, and has 94-h.p. front suspension has progressive springs, it is very sportie ride, Brakes have s.s. brake lines.
 

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Here is a Picture of another wing with rebuilt rear shocks that are not leaking
 

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I am waiting on seals for my Honda shocks...modified a set I got off eBay and had a seal leaking first out.. They were lot better than eom so will try them with new seals..

Thanks for all your posts on the Burgman suspension .. It for sure needs help..

Hamie
 

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My Goldwing shocks were completely gone through, they had new seals they just both failed to seal.

I can almost rebuild these Goldwing shocks in my sleep, as i have rebuilt them for my bikes and others bikes, they usually are really good I have not had any fail like this, but this surprised me.

I am sure upon post assembly i should find the problem.

I will take them apart and repair them as a backup pair.
 

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Question for you.... I was able to ride with the Honda shocks long enough before leaking to determine that I will not be putting any air in them... is there any reason that I can't just plug the air holes and not put the air lines back when I take them off for the new seals?

Thanks, Hamie
 

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Removing the air fill hose and Plugging the the air shocks is fine, it may eliminate a leak at the schrader air valve, as those have a small o-ring that can leak some too.
 
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