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CBF1000 => CBF1000 - General Discussion => Topic started by: ToonCBF on 03 July, 2019, 11:53:19 AM

Title: Saggy suspension
Post by: ToonCBF 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

Thanks

Ferg
Title: Re: Saggy suspension
Post by: stu1000 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).
Title: Re: Saggy suspension
Post by: ToonCBF 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!!
Title: Re: Saggy suspension
Post by: BigHairyDog 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.
Title: Re: Saggy suspension
Post by: richardcbf 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

Ferg

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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Title: Re: Saggy suspension
Post by: Art 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.
Title: Re: Saggy suspension
Post by: ToonCBF 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!!
Title: Re: Saggy suspension
Post by: ToonCBF 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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Title: Re: Saggy suspension
Post by: ToonCBF 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
Title: Re: Saggy suspension
Post by: J-man 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.
Title: Re: Saggy suspension
Post by: WaveringWAFU on 06 July, 2019, 11:35:42 AM
I've just changed the rear shock and spring.  Whilst I was at it, I changed the fork oil and it really needed changing!

My MkII CBF has 30k on the clock, and when two up with luggage, it kept bottoming out.

Bought and fitted a Wilbers Shock Absorber and spring, made to our specifications and fitted with a remote hydraulic pre-load.  The ride is like magic, well worth the money, time and effort.
https://www.wilbers-shop.de/en/Motorcycle/Honda/CBF-1000-F-SC64/shock-absorber-Type-640-Road.html?cur=1&year=2013.
Sourced the unit from MH Racing (http://www.mhracing.com/). 
Title: Re: Saggy suspension
Post by: bobbo123 on 09 July, 2019, 06:59:25 PM
I had trouble with main stand grounding on bends (wallowing) especially with 2 up..... initially i thought it was the rear shock, but I came to realize it was the progressive front fork springs that came as standard on my Mk1 .....I bought some ohlin front springs and problem was solved. That worked for me.....its even better in a straight line now. :046:
Title: Re: Saggy suspension
Post by: ToonCBF on 10 July, 2019, 09:49:59 AM
Thanks for all your comments, I have ordered a Showa shock so will see what difference that makes, will also get my fork oil changed and see.

Really appreciate all the comments and direction!!

Ferg