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Post by geewhizz on Mon 13 Jun 2016, 7:41 pm

Anyone fitted them to their cb500 yet? 

I just tried fitting them and they foul on the grab rail handles, on my bike anyway. Unfortunately I still use the grab rail for the indicator mount. Just wondering if anyone else has had the same issue? 

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Post by geewhizz on Mon 13 Jun 2016, 11:22 pm

they fit fine if you flip them around but i'll have fun trying to adjust the pre load on the right side as access is tight. Possibly doesn't look quite as good upside down but first ride seems much improved over my old hagons.
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Post by ashcroc on Tue 14 Jun 2016, 2:38 pm

Another option is to remove the grab rails & just attach the indicators straight onto the holes in the mudguard instead.
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Post by geewhizz on Tue 14 Jun 2016, 4:14 pm

thats true and i did think about it but I'd miss my bunge hooks even though I've not used them in probably 2 years.
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Post by Beresford on Tue 14 Jun 2016, 4:34 pm

I've had the TEC alloys on for a year or so.

I dealt with the fouling issue by easing the area of the rail near the shock with a ball peen hammer. You need to take the rails off to do this on the bench and care taken not to distort the rails or they are a pain to bolt back on again.

When all is reassembled, you can't see where the rail has been 'eased' and they still function as normal.

You need to repaint them before refitting of course.
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Post by eternally_troubled on Fri 17 Jun 2016, 10:51 am

Nice use of a hammer there.
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Post by geewhizz on Fri 17 Jun 2016, 11:00 am

Beresford, cheers for the tip. Ive grown acceptance to them this was round and actually like the look now. what did you make of the shocks? and why did u change them out so soon?
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Post by Beresford on Fri 17 Jun 2016, 4:06 pm

@geewhizz wrote:Beresford, cheers for the tip. Ive grown acceptance to them this was round and actually like the look now. what did you make of the shocks? and why did u change them out so soon?





The shox are grand. The bike handles really well with them on and there is no corrosion issue with the alloy bodies. The price seems to have gone up a bit since I bought mine though.

I don't undrestand your last question, I've still got the TECs on which replaced the shocks which were on the bike when I bought it.
Edit. Just noticed the date on that photo, so I've had the TECs on for two years now.
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Post by geewhizz on Fri 17 Jun 2016, 4:14 pm

my apologies, I miss read your message. Yeah the price went up ten quid while I was looking at them but still seems like a good deal.
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Post by arrison on Sat 18 Jun 2016, 9:37 pm

anyone have a link to them?
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Post by Beresford on Sat 18 Jun 2016, 9:40 pm

http://shop.tecbikeparts.com/
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Post by liverpool_f_ on Sun 19 Jun 2016, 12:40 pm

I only ever find the non gas alloy ones on their site. These ones;

http://shop.tecbikeparts.com/products/cb500-1993-onwards-tec-shock-absorbers

These are the ones that I bought a few months ago. Which model are you talking about here?
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Post by geewhizz on Sun 19 Jun 2016, 12:47 pm

the website doesn't specifically say gas piggy back for our cb500 but they're the same as the one for triumphs. you just need to tell them you want it for the cb500 over the phone when ordering.i guess its the diameter of the removable mounting points that gets changed out
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Post by Beresford on Sun 19 Jun 2016, 1:25 pm

When I got them, they arrived with a selection of bushes and two sets of springs. Plus a 'C' spanner for adjusting and extensions which are needed on the CB.
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Post by liverpool_f_ on Sun 19 Jun 2016, 4:54 pm

Ah, I may have considered them if I had known they were an option. Still, I am happy with the £50 one since I am biking on a budget.
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Post by Beresford on Tue 24 Apr 2018, 5:05 pm

Update. I'm doing an overhaul/cleanup with new rear bearings and chain. So I've taken the bike apart a bit so I can paint the swing arm also.
The TEC alloy shox have been on the bike for 4 years now, and this is the condition after washing them in the kitchen sink. The only corrosion can be seen on the upper cast area which is painted, and there is a small area on the stem which is covered by the bump rubber. Not bad I think.

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