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Re: Doing cheap suspension upgrade (racetech forks and GSXR shock) - Tips?
« Reply #40 on: February 26, 2018, 05:20:48 PM »
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Hi all first post here.

I have a 2105 500x abs so I want to know the correct used rear Honda spring to get and how long the external resevoir hose should be for the easiest installation (ie: no cutting).

Based on my research I think a 1999-2000 CBR600 F4 rear spring rebuilt for my weight (240lbs with multi day gear) with a gold valve and a new 9" resevoir extension hose is the correct set up?

Please advise if I got anything wrong, thanks in advance!

Contanct Daughtery Moto Sport. He did the calcs for my shock and let me know what spring rate I needed. The OE CBR spring is to stiff for me at 230lbs and 60lbs of gear. I have the preload and settings backed off all the way. I never followed up to have my shock rebuilt with the Racetech kit and his spring. I can do the work myself. I really just need the spring.

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Re: Doing cheap suspension upgrade (racetech forks and GSXR shock) - Tips?
« Reply #41 on: February 27, 2018, 01:48:41 AM »
So is that the correct spring model/year and hose length I need for my 2015 cb500x with ABS!

Thanks!
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Re: Doing cheap suspension upgrade (racetech forks and GSXR shock) - Tips?
« Reply #42 on: February 27, 2018, 06:51:03 PM »
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So is that the correct spring model/year and hose length I need for my 2015 cb500x with ABS!

Thanks!

The spring rate will need to be calculated based on your weight and a few other specs such as will you carry a passenger and/or your projected luggage weight. You will need an extra 1.5 to 2 inch longer hose depending on where you want to mount the reservoir. If you want to mount it up front Rally Raid style, you'll have to install the shock and measure.

Here is how I mounted mine with the OE hose. It's tight. With two inch longer hose, I could mount it outboard and rearward for better access to adjust it. If the shock is mounted the other way, with the reservoir on the left, the lower adjustment on the shock isn't as easy to access.



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Re: Doing cheap suspension upgrade (racetech forks and GSXR shock) - Tips?
« Reply #43 on: February 28, 2018, 07:22:59 AM »
Thank you very much, that is super helpful to know that's the correct model/year of cbr600F4 spring I need for this newb!
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Re: Doing cheap suspension upgrade (racetech forks and GSXR shock) - Tips?
« Reply #44 on: February 28, 2018, 12:35:06 PM »
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Thank you very much, that is super helpful to know that's the correct model/year of cbr600F4 spring I need for this newb!

You're welcome. The years are 1999 and 2000 and the F4 model avoid the F4i, it doesn't fit.

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Re: Doing cheap suspension upgrade (racetech forks and GSXR shock) - Tips?
« Reply #45 on: February 28, 2018, 10:02:18 PM »
Hello
I'm going back to the topic. I ordered a shock absorber from KTM.
Initially I determined that the dimensions fit. Now I will try to put it together.
Picture below.

price 50 pounds. it is worth a try

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Re: Doing cheap suspension upgrade (racetech forks and GSXR shock) - Tips?
« Reply #46 on: March 01, 2018, 02:49:32 AM »
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Hello
I'm going back to the topic. I ordered a shock absorber from KTM.
Initially I determined that the dimensions fit. Now I will try to put it together.
Picture below.

price 50 pounds. it is worth a try

It won't mount up top. The piggyback reservoir is in the way.

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Re: Doing cheap suspension upgrade (racetech forks and GSXR shock) - Tips?
« Reply #47 on: March 01, 2018, 06:06:14 AM »
Yup, albeit a nice shock, the ABS block will be in the way up top I guess.
Interested though.

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Hello, sorry for my bad English, sorry.
I have the CB500X ABS 2015 and wanted to know what end led the modifications in the rear, what alternative recommendation, still remains the F4 99/2000? Do not have something more updated?
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I like a soft, really plush suspension.  I've settled on the following set-up.

Racetech emulators on the softest setting, drilled damper rods, 15wt oil.

GSXR750 shock with triangles set as follows to provide additional leverage to the shock, making it softer and increasing travel to just over 6": Swingarm to shock, 82mm side. Swingarm to dogbone, 90mm side.  This requires grinding of the mounting tab on the swingarm (non structural) to provide clearance to the shock spring.

Fairly balanced and about as cushy as my DR650.
I'm about 195lbs and commute on crappy California roads.

 


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