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    Questions regarding a CBR900rr shock

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...134781042&rd=1

    I was wondering if anyone had used a shock exactly like this that had been revalved and resprung for a certain weight rider?

    Essentially is it worth the money to replace a old (30k miles 20 year old shock) with this one or would it be better to hold out for a used adjustable Fox, Progressive, ect?

    TIA!
    88' NT650 Hawk - 2nd owner
    <94 F2 front end // Fox TC // Telefix clip on // Hord Uni + 3.0 kit>

    92' VFR 750 - 3rd owner


    86' Rebel 450 - Free off craigslist!

    #2
    you can get one thats alot cheaper than that if you look for the shock that has not been modified yet. the question to ask is how much do you want to spend. but 130 for a 900 is a bit high
    1988 & 1991 hawkgt, 2005 rc51

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      #3
      Well I have no idea what the cost of the modification(s) to bring the stock 900rr shock up to the level of the one shown on E-bay here.

      I'm guessing that a new spring is not very cheap and probably on the order of ~$50.00.
      88' NT650 Hawk - 2nd owner
      <94 F2 front end // Fox TC // Telefix clip on // Hord Uni + 3.0 kit>

      92' VFR 750 - 3rd owner


      86' Rebel 450 - Free off craigslist!

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        #4
        To self-assemble, I think it's about $70 or so depending on what you pay for used parts, and you have to modify/machine the shock somewhat to fit. It uses the stock spring.

        For the money, it makes more sense to save up for a Progressive rear shock for $240, if you just want a good shock upgrade for the street which is better than the 900. You'll also need to mount the stock spring, but other than that it's bolt-on.

        Do a search for the CBR900 shock on Hawkgt.com and you'll find lots of discussion.
        '89 Hawk GT

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          #5
          i wouldnt do the 900 shock mod unless you get the shock for under $25... putting mroe then $50 into the whole thing makes it not worth the effort IMO....

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            #6
            dudes 100% right

            if you cant get this mod done for cheap dont bother.

            also to clearify you use the stock hawk spring and the 900 damper.
            so you need to disassemble both springs and mix match parts to get the right set up.
            1988 & 1991 hawkgt, 2005 rc51

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              #7
              Ok...so to bring up an old topic....

              What and where can you use for the spacer needed to do the mod? I got a 900rr shock for really cheap and just want the extra ride height for now. I can machine the eye for the mount, but I cannot find anything specific for the spacer.......help?
              -NEVER LET YOUR FEARS STAND IN THE WAY OF YOUR DREAMS-
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                #8
                the hawk that I currently have already had the 900rr shock mount. I have removed the shock, and it doesnt look like a hack job by any means, I really hope they did the damper/spring combo....is there anyway to tell if the shock was modifed or the mount on the frame? Would it be possible to get stock measurements?
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                  #9
                  The seal on your hawks' stock shock is 20 years old (it's rubber). You probably already know this so I dont mean to sound patronizing. If the 900rr shock was rebuilt/valved correctly(also a new seal) than it would be much better than your hawks shock. My shock pissed out all its fluid last year in december ( the cold made the dry rotted seal fail), I came out to a puddle of fluid on the ground just below the weep hose. boo hooo
                  I read here somewhere of some small company (I havent heard of) making a shock that was a little cheaper than progressives.Maybe someone can help me with that info.

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                    #10
                    Bump.......

                    Im still looking for anyone who knows what I can use as a spacer for the 900rr shock and hawk spring.......also if anyone has info on what GTfever mentioned.
                    -NEVER LET YOUR FEARS STAND IN THE WAY OF YOUR DREAMS-
                    Most of the pics I have of my Hawk/Mods: http://gallery.me.com/stevenhowell

                    "Arseing about with my bikes will end in tears." -Keno04

                    "Dress for the slide, not the ride" - ParcNHawk

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                      #11
                      For the spacer on mine I used a steel pipe. Just cut it to size and painted it. Worked great, just happened to have the same I.D. and O.D. measurements I needed.
                      -God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to hide the bodies of the people I had to kill because they annoyed me.

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                        #12
                        I've seen pics pf the spacer put at the bottom of the shock.....shouldn't it be put at the top of the spring so you don't lose any travel? When you put it at the bottom of the spring you lose about 3/4" of travel....any reason not to put it at the top?
                        -NEVER LET YOUR FEARS STAND IN THE WAY OF YOUR DREAMS-
                        Most of the pics I have of my Hawk/Mods: http://gallery.me.com/stevenhowell

                        "Arseing about with my bikes will end in tears." -Keno04

                        "Dress for the slide, not the ride" - ParcNHawk

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                          #13






                          If I put a spacer on this thing it will have to compress the hawk spring quite a bit.....more than it was on the stock shock. And if I put the travel limiter as shown here: http://www.wildnkrazed.com/Go9/R_SHOCK/index.html I would have hardly any travel at all, like 1/2" or so.....what do you guys think? Those of you that have the 900rr shock or those that have done the mod themselves....does mine look normal?
                          -NEVER LET YOUR FEARS STAND IN THE WAY OF YOUR DREAMS-
                          Most of the pics I have of my Hawk/Mods: http://gallery.me.com/stevenhowell

                          "Arseing about with my bikes will end in tears." -Keno04

                          "Dress for the slide, not the ride" - ParcNHawk

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                            #14
                            no one huh?
                            -NEVER LET YOUR FEARS STAND IN THE WAY OF YOUR DREAMS-
                            Most of the pics I have of my Hawk/Mods: http://gallery.me.com/stevenhowell

                            "Arseing about with my bikes will end in tears." -Keno04

                            "Dress for the slide, not the ride" - ParcNHawk

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                              #15
                              I'm afraid I'm of little help with this one. I took everything I had done to a shop and they put it together for me. I don't think I have the travel limiter though. I'll try to remember to look again and if I see anything that might help I'll let you know.
                              -God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to hide the bodies of the people I had to kill because they annoyed me.

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