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Rear shock from what other bikes will fit VTR????

Old 07-17-2007, 09:56 PM
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Rear shock from what other bikes will fit VTR????

There are always some good deals on Ebag, and other places, that come from GXSRs or R1s or others. Any models fit the VTR?
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Old 07-18-2007, 05:32 AM
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Try the search option for the forums. There are many threads with useful info on this topic. There are options for shorter... cheaper..
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Old 07-18-2007, 10:58 AM
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There are no "known" direct swaps..... almost every shock is shorter... you could shim like crazy if you find something close.... search and you'll find alot of info on which shocks/bikes are "in the ballpark".

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Old 07-18-2007, 09:11 PM
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I'm just thinkin'....there are some good deals out there these days on used WPs, Ohlins, Penskes etc.....but...for example; to convert a Penske from an R6 to a VTR costs between 400 and 550USD. Not worth it unless you picked up the shock for less than 100. I wonder if ...nah forget it...I just have to be patient or kick down with some major bux.
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Old 07-23-2007, 06:13 PM
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I believe Honda used the same shock for their CBR1100XX, 919 Hornet, VFR800 and the CBR1000F. If you can find a shock for one of those bikes, it will likely fit the SH. Ohlins makes the 46HRCS that fits all of these bikes.
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Thanks man.....I think I read somewhere that the VFR shock is too short but I will look around for a Penske/Hyperpro/Ohlins or whatever...for those bikes.
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Old 07-24-2007, 05:04 AM
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a banshee rear shock should work, i havent had the chance to mess with one yet though. they are the right length, and hav the right ends, should be similar in weight, and the banshee shock has resevior and is more adjustable. aftermarket banshee shocks are fairly cheep too.
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Old 07-24-2007, 06:10 AM
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I'd check all of your assumptions for compatible bikes on the Ohlins website... it gives specs on shock length, stroke, etc.... (atleast it used to) Even though the Ohlins 46HRCS shock might be the "same" for those bikes, I'm willing to bet there are length and stroke differences...

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shock

I did some research, even through the shock number is the same on the Ohlins website, the lengths are different, etc. since they are set up for each make & model year of bike. There is a chart for Ohlins on some manfacturer's or shop's website that is about a 5 page PDF listing all numbers by lengths, motorcycle manufacturer, model year, etc. but when my computer screwed up, I lost the link. I (probably along with 2 dozen other forum members) am looking into if there is a good reasonably priced swap out there that works, but haven't found it yet. I know there's a post from a member in the past who's tried a number of different swaps on his bike and discussed them on the post.
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Old 07-30-2007, 05:47 PM
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Thanks all.....just a waiting game I guess. Maybe I'll go buy a Lotto ticket tonight
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