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Offline ToonCBF

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Saggy suspension
« on: 03 July, 2019, 11:53:19 AM »
Hi,

Loving my new Biffer, best bike I have owned!! However it has done 35,000 and I think the rear shock has seen better days as when I have a pillion on it is incredibly low to the ground. Looking for a new rear shock (on a budget) and found this on Ebay, anybody bought one of these? If so, any good? Or any other suggestions??

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/rear-shock-absorber-showa-honda-cbf-1000-year-2006-to-2010-cbf-600-new-original/264360363256?_trksid=p2485497.m4902.l9144

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Re: Saggy suspension
« Reply #1 on: 03 July, 2019, 12:15:04 PM »
 If I was going to replace the rear shock, it would be with a Hagon or ideally a Maxton (if the budget allowed).

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Re: Saggy suspension
« Reply #2 on: 03 July, 2019, 12:24:38 PM »
*Originally Posted by stu1000 [+]
If I was going to replace the rear shock, it would be with a Hagon or ideally a Maxton (if the budget allowed).

Had looked at those, look decent but may take a couple of months to get owing to budget. Thanks for the steer!!
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Re: Saggy suspension
« Reply #3 on: 03 July, 2019, 07:09:12 PM »
I have bought twice from that seller, one for a 600 and one for 1000, all ok, delivered quickly.

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Re: Saggy suspension
« Reply #4 on: 03 July, 2019, 07:24:02 PM »
*Originally Posted by ToonCBF [+]
Hi,

Loving my new Biffer, best bike I have owned!! However it has done 35,000 and I think the rear shock has seen better days as when I have a pillion on it is incredibly low to the ground. Looking for a new rear shock (on a budget) and found this on Ebay, anybody bought one of these? If so, any good? Or any other suggestions??

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/rear-shock-absorber-showa-honda-cbf-1000-year-2006-to-2010-cbf-600-new-original/264360363256?_trksid=p2485497.m4902.l9144

Thanks

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If you're going to buy from that seller, I suggest the lower priced listings (with Italian language titles)....
For Mk1 bike:
AMMORTIZZATORE MONO SHOWA REAR SHOCK ABSORBER HONDA CBF 1000
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMMORTIZZATORE-MONO-SHOWA-REAR-SHOCK-ABSORBER-HONDA-CBF-1000/273906473907
or
Mk2 bike:
AMMORTIZZATORE MONO SHOWA REAR SHOCK ABSORBER HONDA CBF 1000 dal 2011 al 2015
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMMORTIZZATORE-MONO-SHOWA-REAR-SHOCK-ABSORBER-HONDA-CBF-1000-dal-2011-al-2015/283483052045

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Re: Saggy suspension
« Reply #5 on: 03 July, 2019, 09:42:00 PM »
Have you tried adjusting the rear shock it has 7 settings from position 1 & 2 light loads, position 3 standard factory setting for solo riding, positions 4 - 7 for heavy loads or carrying a pillion.

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Re: Saggy suspension
« Reply #6 on: 04 July, 2019, 10:42:41 AM »
*Originally Posted by BigHairyDog [+]
I have bought twice from that seller, one for a 600 and one for 1000, all ok, delivered quickly.

Thanks!!! Reassuring to hear!!
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Re: Saggy suspension
« Reply #7 on: 04 July, 2019, 10:43:49 AM »
*Originally Posted by richardcbf [+]
If you're going to buy from that seller, I suggest the lower priced listings (with Italian language titles)....
For Mk1 bike:
AMMORTIZZATORE MONO SHOWA REAR SHOCK ABSORBER HONDA CBF 1000
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMMORTIZZATORE-MONO-SHOWA-REAR-SHOCK-ABSORBER-HONDA-CBF-1000/273906473907
or
Mk2 bike:
AMMORTIZZATORE MONO SHOWA REAR SHOCK ABSORBER HONDA CBF 1000 dal 2011 al 2015
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMMORTIZZATORE-MONO-SHOWA-REAR-SHOCK-ABSORBER-HONDA-CBF-1000-dal-2011-al-2015/283483052045

Thanks for that, genuinely appreciated
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Re: Saggy suspension
« Reply #8 on: 04 July, 2019, 10:44:36 AM »
*Originally Posted by Art [+]
Have you tried adjusting the rear shock it has 7 settings from position 1 & 2 light loads, position 3 standard factory setting for solo riding, positions 4 - 7 for heavy loads or carrying a pillion.

Cranked up to the max!! Think it is time to change it!!

Thanks
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Re: Saggy suspension
« Reply #9 on: 04 July, 2019, 03:58:48 PM »
Whatever shock you choose, make sure it has the tension adjuster on the bottom so you can reach it, like OEM.
Those ebay links gave the good version.

I've a WhitePower version installed and it has the pre-tension adjuster at the top, you can't reach the adjuster ring easily - more like impossible.
This ohlins one is like that too:
https://www.ohlins.com/product-item/54134/
you see the threaded part at the top, not at the bottom.
The only way to change the pretension then is to have a remote pretension unit installed with it ($$$) or just turn on the spring itself that takes with it the adjuster ring.
Anyway it's not as convenient as the ring has a second counter-ring that blocks it from turning accidentally.
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