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red series 3
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Rear Suspension Upgrade

Post by red series 3 on Sun 28 Aug 2011, 3:16 am

Hi just wondering if anybody has tried to upgrade the rear suspension on the cb with a pair of shocks from another bike.
I think that an r1 shock from 2002 would fit buy two and i am sure it would stiffen the rear of the bike up.
Or do the cb400 shocks fit.
I'm interested if anybody has tried anything like this?
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James_chivers
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Re: Rear Suspension Upgrade

Post by James_chivers on Sun 28 Aug 2011, 12:01 pm

Have you considered Hagon shocks? I put a set on my CB and they feel great. The preload is also adjustable.
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red series 3
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Re: Rear Suspension Upgrade

Post by red series 3 on Sat 03 Sep 2011, 4:40 am

I'm in Australia and Hagons aren't readily available. The price of shipping to Aus may not be cost effective
I think that is why i thought maybe i could use something from a newer bike.
The 02 Yamaha R1 rear shock looked to be the right length i couldn't track down info regarding whether the bolt holes were right.
But due to the sporty nature of an R1 they are in plentiful supply with damaged front ends.


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ashcroc
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Re: Rear Suspension Upgrade

Post by ashcroc on Sun 04 Sep 2011, 1:22 am

Unless your looking at converting to a monoshock (seen a pic on the web somewhere Wink ), your probably better off looking at other twin shock bikes with the right fit. A pair of R1 shocks would imo be far too firm if run in tandem.

Good luck with your search.
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kungfupoodle
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Re: Rear Suspension Upgrade

Post by kungfupoodle on Sun 04 Sep 2011, 2:16 pm

Yes, unfortunately twin monoshocks would be extremely hard.

Yamaha slapped a pair of ohlins on their XJR1300 which might work better Smile
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andycamaro
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Re: Rear Suspension Upgrade

Post by andycamaro on Mon 18 Mar 2013, 3:02 pm

When I had my CB500 I did consider getting a set of CB400super4 showa piggy back shocks but couldnt find any at a reasonable price at the time
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Hario
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Re: Rear Suspension Upgrade

Post by Hario on Mon 18 Mar 2013, 8:16 pm

Ive wondered about those CB400SF shocks too, i think the CB would probably want new forks before needing the rear fiddled with though and thats going to be pretty pricey.
The CB forks are about as basic as they come :/

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