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1982 kz1100 rear air shocks leaking oil 28 May 2023 05:50 #885317

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How would I add or change shock oil on these? 
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1982 kz1100 rear air shocks leaking oil 28 May 2023 13:15 #885341

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I have never messed with those shocks, but if they are in fact rebuildable, I reckon it would go something like this (minus the nitrogen bladder business)——

 
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1982 kz1100 rear air shocks leaking oil 13 Jun 2023 16:36 #885968

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Abandoning those old things and the "air ride" system altogether was a subtle, sleeper mod that immediately produced a 110% improvement in the handling and all-round roadworthyness of my old KZ1100A2/O-RZ1135A1 daily flyer.


 
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1982 kz1100 rear air shocks leaking oil 13 Jun 2023 16:49 #885969

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Abandoning those old things and the "air ride" system altogether was a subtle, sleeper mod that immediately produced a 110% improvement in the handling and all-round roadworthyness of my old KZ1100A2/O-RZ1135A1 daily flyer.



 
This would certainly be my choice.
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1982 kz1100 rear air shocks leaking oil 13 Jun 2023 17:19 #885972

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For added comfort and peace of mind:

 


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1982 kz1100 rear air shocks leaking oil 14 Jun 2023 02:36 #885978

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I found this fork brace on Ebay for 40 bucks.
Couple minutes of polishing and it looks like new.

Still contemplating having it anodised black... Thoughts anyone?


 
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1982 kz1100 rear air shocks leaking oil 14 Jun 2023 04:58 #885981

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I vote for black.

Meanwhile, back at the topic, if the factory shocks can be dismantled, finding new seals may not be possible. Putting them back together with leaky seals seems a great waste of time and effort to me.

Did you try to take them apart, or did yo decide to go another route?
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1982 kz1100 rear air shocks leaking oil 14 Jun 2023 05:17 #885982

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ditto on the black
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1982 kz1100 rear air shocks leaking oil 21 Jun 2023 08:07 #886269

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texaskz - haven't had the time to tackle this booger yet, funds may be another issue as it just sounds expensive to conquer. 

daveo - Yes nice to know your handling was then 110% difference. But I'd sure like to follow suit sometime
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