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Old 07-02-2010, 09:40 AM
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Rear shock spacer?

I have read of people fitting a 5 or 6 mm spacer on the rear shock to help with the turn in of the bike and i'm reading mixed results of people saying do it and don't do it.... Now the suspension is stock on the bike and i am 85kg or a bit under 190 pounds. Should i do this or not and why?

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I'm your weight and just went through the same thing on my bike. I upgraded from the stock suspension to Racetech springs and Gold Valves for the forks, and had Jamie Daugherty do an F4i rear shock with Racetech valve and a new spring for my weight. I'm inclined to say don't spend too much time shimming the back end up before you improve the suspension. You'll get more clearence and a bit faster turn in but it'll still ride awful bordering on dangerous if you ride even moderately quick. The front dives and the rearend hops around over any breaking over bumps. A bad combination likely to be worse with a quicker steering bike.

Until you set the forks and shock to your weight, get the sag set right, I think you'll just get frustrated with mixed results.
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+1 to Dan's comments.

upgrading the head bearings is something often overlooked or even repacking the stock ones as honda didn't exactly spare any extra grease.

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