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    Default OEM honda shock spring replacement.

    I have a 2005 Honda Gl1800 with a Lehman Monarch 2 trike kit.

    My tires were rubbing my fenders going over bumps with 2 up.

    I have done a ton of research on here and have purchased the updated spring for the Bike part of the trike.

    My pump doesn't start till 12. So I've lost half of the support that is needed.

    I asked the dealer what it would cost and take to do this. $3000. They said they would have to not only take the tupperware off, including the gas tank and also the Trike fenders, trunk, etc as a whole.

    I looked and can take the Actuator off and also the shock from the bottom side, but I cant get them out as a unit. Meaning the hose would have to be taken off the actuator and fed under the tank and pulled out with the shock from the bottom side.

    Is there a reason that I can't take the hose off the Actuator and pull it out with the shock.

    Is oil going to run out?

    Can I refill with new oil?

    Happy New Year and thanks in advance for any help.

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    Default I found this info. Just wondering if anybody else has done this.

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    Has anybody else done this?

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    I believe the body has to come off to access what you need to solve the pump problem. The cost you were quoted seems a bit high to me. One of the issues that makes the pump "lazy" at the lower numbers is that Honda utilizes a rubber hose between the pump and shock. That hose over time weakens and expands. Part of the fix is to replace it with a braded metal hose. No more flex and expansion. Good luck..... Jim
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    I have not done this myself but I have posts in the past that I believe detailed the procedure.
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    If you want to top off the pump,you can access it from the right wheel well. I jacked mine up and was able to access the pump and take the hose off and refill it so it starts at 1 . Mine was almost like yours it started at 11. With your Lehman shock do you have the preload at the 4th setting on the shock. I set my Lehman shock for 2 people and then adjust the honda shock for single riding. When I 1st bought my trike the dealer told me about adjusting the Honda shock and said I would never had to adjust the other. I was getting a rough ride and found the lehman shock on the softest setting. If you decide to refill the shocks pump MAKE SURE the setting is on 1 when you go to refill it,and MAKE SURE you mark the direction of the hose when you take it apart.

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    Default Thanks for help. Greatly appreciated

    This is my first and probably last trike.

    Since I have to take the top shelter off and the gas tank, any advice on what else to change while im in there?

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    Might be a good time to replace the air filter.

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    Default Thank you all for the advice.

    I really love riding this trike. Its new to me and showroom clean even though it's a 2005 with 5000 miles. It's kinda like my new baby. But when I feel that the Dealer is trying to rip me off, I put my trust in my gut and set out to find out as much as i can and then make the decision whether to seek another dealer 200 miles away or do it myself. I'm leaning doing it myself.

    For future reference, do any of you know of a video or explicit how-to instruction on how to remove to trike body. Leyman Monarch II

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    As long as you have the top shelter off and if youre not sure what maintenance was done I would change the air filter and put screen on the intakes because of mice and such. Also if theres any aftermarket lighting,I would check connections and routing so that you dont encounter future issues.Can I ask what setting was your lehman shock set at?

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