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Old 12-10-2012, 09:18 AM
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rear shock modification

After brouseing JD site and looking at the replacement shock; he uses a CBR600f4i shock and rebuilds it. What has to be done to the stock CBR600F4i shock to make it fit the VTR?
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:03 AM
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The best answer would be send Jamie a PM and ask him.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:03 PM
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Im pretty sure its the mounting bracket that gets altered, and the shock is just reconditioned, but better ask him anyways.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:39 PM
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Valving, spring, lower attachment point, wear parts replaced.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:23 PM
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Been thinking about getting one from him as well after x-mas. Much more reasonable price wise vs stock shocks.
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by JakeT View Post
Been thinking about getting one from him as well after x-mas. Much more reasonable price wise vs stock shocks.
yes! his stuff is just what I've been looking for, great guy to do business with also. I found a CBR6004Fi for sale, cheap, and wondered what it would take to make it fit and so forth.
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Jamie..........yes sir........very good product and a fine gentleman as well. I've been using his shock for a couple years with the Gold Valve. It's 6mm longer than OEM and I added another 3mm shim. Set up about perfect for my weight and I haven't added any compression and very little rebound. Great price, product, person,and a boon to the handling of the SH.......highly recommended!
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Originally Posted by nath981 View Post
Jamie..........yes sir........very good product and a fine gentleman as well. I've been using his shock for a couple years with the Gold Valve. It's 6mm longer than OEM and I added another 3mm shim. Set up about perfect for my weight and I haven't added any compression and very little rebound. Great price, product, person,and a boon to the handling of the SH.......highly recommended!
Good to hear. I'm planning on getting the front fork set up and the rebuilt rear shock. Best bang for the buck on suspension! IMO
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Good to hear. I'm planning on getting the front fork set up and the rebuilt rear shock. Best bang for the buck on suspension! IMO
it's good to be able to support forum members, get quality, and a good deal at the same time. it's a win win win. You won't be disappointed.
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Thanks for the props guys.

Twist - To answer your question, the F4 shock is considerably shorter than the VTR so significant modification is needed. I use a CNC machined extension and machine the shock to make it fit. A new spring is also required no matter what your weight. I also strongly suggest a revalve as the stock CBR valving is only a tick better than the VTR's, so still not very good. Shoot me an email if you need more information.
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