ok i was wondering if its ever been done to put air shocks on a cx500? if i recall the gls have them on the rear so why cant a cx?
ideas and info
ideas and info
1981 GL1100 air shocks. You can see the '82 GL1200 air manifold next to the fender.
They're a little taller than stock, but that may just be the 40psi I keep in them. I like the tall stance on my Standard, but I don't know how well it would suit the Custom. Being heavier than average, I like the stiff rear suspension. Handling was greatly improved over the unevenly leaking stock units.
I tried the '82 GL1200 shocks first. They're a full inch longer, and left my rear wheel on the ground when on the center stand. Might not be so bad with the Custom's smaller wheel, so if you want a tall CX500C, let me know. I still have them and the GL1100 manifold.
Credit needs to go to Instructor Pilot. He floated the idea first, though I think I may had had mine in service before he did.
i think guys with air rear shocker would soon swop for a cx external set of shockers
Measure first.let me know a price in a pm i am still tossing the idea around i think it would be a hell of a improvement on the bike
At least we've got a nearby Harley dealer that's Honda friendly. I'd trust them far more than I would the Honda place.
Unless the speedo cable is broken it just needs a good clean and relube.
I used a socket larger than the bushing diameter on one side and another the same size on the other side and simply used a bench vise to push the bushing through. it didn't take lots of effort. the cx bushing will just push into the HD shock by hand. these shocks will require a hand pump to inflate as the front forks do. anything more and the bladder or lines will go bang. I use a quality bicycle tire pump.Hey, Phoenix, how dd you press out the bushings and get the old cx ones back in? For the pressure, you just pump up like on the forks? That sounds like something I'd give a thought to for my 82 Custom.