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Offline WSJMK04

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Standard rear shock
« on: March 13, 2018, 08:26:59 AM »
Can anyone give me a quick pointer as to what this "index marker " on the rear shock looks like . I cant see anything on mine other than very light discolouration due to corrosion . (2014) Many thanks.

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Re: Standard rear shock
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2018, 08:44:41 AM »
Its just a small black dot that's easily missed. Poor design on Honda's part, not sure why they never made it more clear, especially when they state that you can damage the shock if you jump from 1 to 9. Here is a picture I took of mine a year or two ago (picture taken from left side of bike).

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Re: Standard rear shock
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2018, 02:47:56 PM »
Thanks . Here's me looking for a letter or number stamped into the metal . I'll get the microscope out now and look for some faded remains of a paintspot .

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Re: Standard rear shock
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2018, 03:58:48 PM »
The spot on mine is more a red-ish/orange-ish color.  As for the "don't let it jump from 9 to 1", the detents are not that easy to determine and you will invariably go past the end and it will jump.  I've done it several times as have others and the shock was not damage.  I don't see how you will damage it since it is just jumping a larger step than the other steps and it is just the spring moving.  This can't be any worse than some of the pot holes I've hit and I don't see how it will damage the internals any.  Seems the warning is just Honda CYA.
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Re: Standard rear shock
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2018, 05:38:25 PM »
After 4 years nothing to see. So spent an afternoon removing shock to determine positions ,  mark with white paint and while I was in there greased all those roller bearings that get neglected , crashing from 9 back to 1 didn't kill anything and I feel quite pleased about it .Thanks guys .

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Re: Standard rear shock
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2018, 05:43:23 PM »
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I thought I was the only one that found one was by going all the way around. 7 is my preferred setting on the rear.

 


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