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Suspension, Forks, Steering, and Chassis Set-up / Re: Rear shock upgrade
« Last post by flukester71 on 05 December, 2023, 01:46:41 pm »
Cheers marky99925 for the reply definitely something I will look into  :028:
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General Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical / Re: rear suspension linkage bearing kit.
« Last post by Art on 05 December, 2023, 01:57:46 am »
maybe an interchangeable part listed against another model
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Agree re wemoto, when i couldnt see something on the website i emailed them re the 8 seals for the suspension linkage and sure enough they had them, i suppose they cant list everything
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Suspension, Forks, Steering, and Chassis Set-up / Re: Rear shock upgrade
« Last post by marky99925 on 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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Suspension, Forks, Steering, and Chassis Set-up / Re: Rear shock upgrade
« Last post by Art on 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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Suspension, Forks, Steering, and Chassis Set-up / Re: Rear shock upgrade
« Last post by flukester71 on 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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General Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical / Re: rear suspension linkage bearing kit.
« Last post by Art on 30 November, 2023, 12:56:38 pm »
If it ain't broke...

At 34,000 miles I'd expect bearings to be fine. I got my 2006 in 2014 with 8,000 miles on the clock. It's now clocked just over 70,000 miles and the rear end bearings, shock, link arm, swing arm, rear wheel and hub are all original and remain very serviceable. I have had to replace the front wheel bearings (slinky glide) at the 60,000 mile service because they'd become notchy and more recently I replaced the steering stem bearings which were found to be notchy and an Advisory on the November 2023 MOT
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Thanks for the quick reply - I can only see the one shock bottom bearing and seal kit on wemoto. Nothing in that area listed on Hunters either.  Thinking of getting the whole lot ready and do it all in one shot (whether it needs them or not) for peace of mind so no need to worry about them next year,  They've likely never been touched since new at 34k and I've done 10-12 of those over the past 4 years (it's not my only bike).
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General Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical / Re: rear suspension linkage bearing kit.
« Last post by Art on 30 November, 2023, 11:29:27 am »
Wemoto are my first port of call for SC58 spare parts

Hunters motorcycles are my second port of call for a cost comparison
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General Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical / rear suspension linkage bearing kit.
« Last post by YDraig on 30 November, 2023, 11:24:04 am »
I'm sure I'd found a supplier for all the bearings and seals on the rear suspension linkage - but seems I've forgotten where I saw them - anyone else have a supplier for the full kit?
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