so now the secret is out, on rebuilding works shocks
what I did. needed a new shock for my bmw mono. Bought a used "works" on e-bay, sent it to works to have rebuilt, ended up with nearly new shock for half price of new works shock.
total for rebuild was $95 and bought a new ride adjust w rench for 13 and with shipping was into it for less than 125 and only paid 130 for the shock so for ended at 255 ( new for my bikie is 535)