Honda CB500T - Rear Shocks - Opinions?

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semcintyre
Hello,

I'm looking at buying some rear shocks for my CB, and curious what your thoughts are? Keep in mind, the budget is low. I see some on Ebay ranging from $60-90.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/251973001570

What mm should I get? Seems they range from 320mm all the way up to 380mm. Keep in mind I have not modified the front forks, and am going for a brat style.

Thanks,

Shawn
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I know people that have those shocks on their bikes, and do not have any complaints. You would have to be a really experienced competition rider to know the difference between them and the Ohlins that they are made to look like. I know one guy that put Ohlins stickers on his, and no one has been able to tell that they are not Ohlins. However on a personal preference note, I do not think gold anodized aluminum looks right on a vintage bike.
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semcintyre
Thanks! Good to know! The price is right, so that's good.

I agree. Forget which link I posted, but I'll end up going with black. Rims are getting powder coated black, as well as the trimmed front fender, etc.

What about the length...or does that not really matter? Btw, going for a tracker/brat style conversion.




Here's what I'm going for.
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Still have a lot of work to do...trimming the frame, mounting seat, new dirt bike bars, gauges, and eventually headlight. I know many pull the whole bike apart to powder coat the frame...not doing that. Have a 5 month old, and no time. Just going to do what I can with a rattle can.

It's in the shop now, getting carbs cleaned, points adjusted, and tuned. We'll see, fingers crossed nothing major comes up.

Can't wait to ride!!
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Either length shock will work, you just need to have the bike sitting at the height you like, and measure the distance between the shock mounts, and order the length shock closest to your measurement.
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Life is not about the number of breaths, you take, but the moments that take your breath away.
I don't have an anger problem. I have an idiot problem. Hank Hill
Never confuse education for intelligence.
Happiness is a belt fed weapon.
I just can't imagine what could go wrong.
No fire? No explosions? So whats the point of your story?
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. ~Plato
It couldn't be done, but the darn fool didn't know it, and did it anyway.
We all got problems. Ksharp
I like vintage bikes because they take me away from the clutter of technology that I work with everyday and back to a simpler time of mechanical elegance and simplicity.. "ninadm"
Darkwing Duck: The worst part of public transportation is the Public.
"That is awesome shit there" Re-Run
"Fear nothing, attack everything" Eric Berry
" Oh, you read that on the internet? Clearly it IS a massive problem. Of course it CAN’t be normal operation."

1976 CB 750-A X 2
1977 CB 750-A X 4
1977 CB 750-K
1976 CB 750 F
1981 CB 750
1966 Kawasaki SG 250
1981 KZ 750 LTD
1973 CB 350
1979 CM 185 Twinstar
1982 Honda XL 80
South of Eden (Kansas City MO)
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