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  • Offline flukester71   gb

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    Rear shock upgrade
    on: 30 November, 2023, 08:17:20 am
    30 November, 2023, 08:17:20 am
    Hi I have a 2015 CBF1000 with the standard rear shock which is bottoming out when I am 2up with the full luggage on. I have it up fully at number 7 but it's not coping at all. I am a good 16 stone and was just wondering what after market shock I could fit to help with the issue. I don't want some really elaborate one that needs a science degree to set up either. Any thoughts and advice greatly appreciated

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    Re: Rear shock upgrade
    Reply #1 on: 30 November, 2023, 10:57:58 am
    30 November, 2023, 10:57:58 am
    I'd consider a Showa (OEM) replacement which can be had off eBay for around 130, shockingly these were 75 pre Brexit, price includes postage, packaging and delivery to your door from Italy. Although I eat fewer pork pies and don't carry a pillion so maybe the UK manufactured Hagon shock at 400 to 500 might be a better choice, one comes with a c-spanner adjuster nut the other with a hydraulic pre-load adjuster. For the extra cost (go dutch with your pillion) of the Hagon units you'll get a made to measure shock manufactured to your specific weight, pillion weight and luggage weight, just fill in their online form. The Hagon units are fully (factory) re-buildable, the Showa units are not, neither the Showa or the Hagon units require a science degree to set up.

    Top tip - When ordering spare parts call your CBF1000 what it is and what it is is a CBF1000 SC64. It won't be a 2015 model because the last year of manufacture was 2013 so to be sure, to be sure check the VIN where the 4th to 5th characters are the Honda model number, expect to read "SC64B" although I seem to remember someone on here with a 2015 new old stock late registered SC58! For the year refer to the 10th character of the VIN where 9=2009, A=2010, B-2011, C=2012 and D=2013.
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    Re: Rear shock upgrade
    Reply #2 on: 30 November, 2023, 02:38:38 pm
    30 November, 2023, 02:38:38 pm
    *Originally Posted by Art [+]
    I'd consider a Showa (OEM) replacement which can be had off eBay for around 130, shockingly these were 75 pre Brexit, price includes postage, packaging and delivery to your door from Italy. Although I eat fewer pork pies and don't carry a pillion so maybe the UK manufactured Hagon shock at 400 to 500 might be a better choice, one comes with a c-spanner adjuster nut the other with a hydraulic pre-load adjuster. For the extra cost (go dutch with your pillion) of the Hagon units you'll get a made to measure shock manufactured to your specific weight, pillion weight and luggage weight, just fill in their online form. The Hagon units are fully (factory) re-buildable, the Showa units are not, neither the Showa or the Hagon units require a science degree to set up.

    Top tip - When ordering spare parts call your CBF1000 what it is and what it is is a CBF1000 SC64. It won't be a 2015 model because the last year of manufacture was 2013 so to be sure, to be sure check the VIN where the 4th to 5th characters are the Honda model number, expect to read "SC64B" although I seem to remember someone on here with a 2015 new old stock late registered SC58! For the year refer to the 10th character of the VIN where 9=2009, A=2010, B-2011, C=2012 and D=2013.
    Cheers Art
    Thanks for the advice on the shock and which ones to go for going forward. As for the model and year number I didn't know that about the VIN number to reference the year and model,  so something else I can use when ordering something for the bike in the future. I did take the NT1100 demo out for a run but it didn't wow me at all so just thinking of improving the CBF and ride it for another year

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    Re: Rear shock upgrade
    Reply #3 on: 30 November, 2023, 04:58:47 pm
    30 November, 2023, 04:58:47 pm
    Been there and done that with the Africa Twin and NT, both DCT models and that's a whole day I'll never get back.

    The CBF1000 does everything I ask of it and it's never let me down. In another 2 years it'll probably be clocking up over 100,000 miles which now seems like some kind of goal.

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    Re: Rear shock upgrade
    Reply #4 on: 04 December, 2023, 11:27:36 pm
    04 December, 2023, 11:27:36 pm
    Ive had a maxton nr4 rear shock for about 8 years, huge damping and control improvement, mine has simple preload adjustment with a tool supplied with the shock, no need for a c spanner, if michael dunlop, peter hickman etc can average 135mph round the TT course on maxton kit im happy with that. Also being a small specialist company you tend to deal with richard adams who owns the whole show, you give them your weight, pillion requirements and you get a bespoke job, i think they do a sexier and pricier one with remote preload etc but im happy with the nr4. Emma franklin from MCN fitted one to her racebike and was very happy, if you look at the mcn website or a copy of the mag you can get her email and ask her, ive found the staff there pretty responsive. Im trying to remember the price but i had the forks done at the same time and cant remember the split, also im in Alicante right now so can't dig out the invoice.
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    Re: Rear shock upgrade
    Reply #5 on: 05 December, 2023, 01:46:41 pm
    05 December, 2023, 01:46:41 pm
    Cheers marky99925 for the reply definitely something I will look into  :028:

     



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