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Author Topic: Talk to me about the blackbird shock  (Read 2439 times)
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« Reply #30 on: June 03, 2017, 06:00:21 PM »

So...to clarify.
1. what year of the Honda Blackbird could the potential shock alternative be?
2. spring swap out? the CB1 spring would need to be removed and put in the Blackbird rear shock housing?
3. Length of Blackbird shock as compared to the CB1 shock length? 1" longer, 2" loner?
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« Reply #31 on: June 04, 2017, 10:41:28 AM »

Shock has arrived now but won't be at the workshop till Friday to change it, will let you know the answers
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« Reply #32 on: June 04, 2017, 10:42:41 AM »

Awesome, looking forward it.
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« Reply #33 on: June 09, 2017, 01:12:05 AM »

Shock has arrived now but won't be at the workshop till Friday to change it, will let you know the answers

I understand the rule is: pics or it didn't happen Nicknitrous;)) No, seriously, a lot depends upon your findings mate. My own personal search for a firm rear end hinges on how well this works for you. Good luck with the swap over.
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« Reply #34 on: June 09, 2017, 08:49:13 AM »

+1

Shock has arrived now but won't be at the workshop till Friday to change it, will let you know the answers

I understand the rule is: pics or it didn't happen Nicknitrous;)) No, seriously, a lot depends upon your findings mate. My own personal search for a firm rear end hinges on how well this works for you. Good luck with the swap over.
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« Reply #35 on: June 13, 2017, 09:20:22 AM »

Shock has arrived now but won't be at the workshop till Friday to change it, will let you know the answers

Hey Nicknitrous, how did the swap go? Hope all is well with the job.
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« Reply #36 on: June 13, 2017, 12:03:51 PM »

Awaiting anxiously as well to hear about the 900rr swap.
Shock has arrived now but won't be at the workshop till Friday to change it, will let you know the answers

Hey Nicknitrous, how did the swap go? Hope all is well with the job.
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« Reply #37 on: June 14, 2017, 10:49:03 AM »

Hi all

Ok so swapped shocks and was very easy and quick. Bike feels much more resistant now when sat on
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« Reply #38 on: June 14, 2017, 10:51:12 AM »

Also raises the rear Tina nice height, center stand is still useable but back tyre does touch the ground which gives you and idea of the height difference. Really easy and I'm happy so far once on the road we will see how she rides
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« Reply #39 on: June 14, 2017, 10:53:31 AM »

Good news.
So....with regards to your process?
1. what year 900rr shock did you put in?
2. did  you swap out the CB1 spring into the 900rr shock assembly?
3. what did the process entail (details)?

thanks
Also raises the rear Tina nice height, center stand is still useable but back tyre does touch the ground which gives you and idea of the height difference. Really easy and I'm happy so far once on the road we will see how she rides

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« Reply #40 on: June 15, 2017, 12:52:22 AM »

Also raises the rear Tina nice height, center stand is still useable but back tyre does touch the ground which gives you and idea of the height difference. Really easy and I'm happy so far once on the road we will see how she rides


Thanks for the update Nicknitrous. 'Tina' has me a bit confused. Typo? I do a lot of them. Well, my thumb does. Are you following spacetiger's work? This is getting very interesting. Please describe the ride difference if you can.
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« Reply #41 on: June 21, 2017, 12:49:03 AM »

Also raises the rear Tina nice height, center stand is still useable but back tyre does touch the ground which gives you and idea of the height difference. Really easy and I'm happy so far once on the road we will see how she rides


Any news on your shock update Nicknitrous?
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« Reply #42 on: June 24, 2017, 09:36:43 AM »

I just fitted one on the CB. See my thread (to Blackbird or not to Blackbird) for quick update.
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« Reply #43 on: June 27, 2017, 08:16:38 PM »

"Oops"

I BINed on a blackbird shock. 25 posted and not rusted to destruction. Should fix the loose hagon top bush, and allow me to fit new swingarm adapters without losing ride height so i can keep the longer stand. Win win win... hopefully.
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« Reply #44 on: June 27, 2017, 09:58:47 PM »

"Oops"

I BINed on a blackbird shock. 25 posted and not rusted to destruction. Should fix the loose hagon top bush, and allow me to fit new swingarm adapters without losing ride height so i can keep the longer stand. Win win win... hopefully.

How do people keep finding 25 shocks? The cheapest I've seen us 75!

But the BB spring is sadly too light for me. Or do I need to fit the CB-1 shock with a spacer? I'm actually confused now. I think I need to download and re-read Jim's full post agsinst.
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