i just picked up a pair off of these very shocks off an '81 750F for my '79...including the damping switch at the bottom and the two way preload adjusters from the salvage yard in excellent shape for $60. 10 years ago, before ebay completely changed the was salvage guys price and sell shit in a store front, they'd have likely been half that.quote:Originally posted by Geeto67
BTW DOHC cb750 shocks are the same length and don't have the reservoir and I believe they are still super cheap on ebay. Some years they even have a switch on the bottom for adjustable dampening.
I wouldn't pay more than $40 for any OEM Honda shock regardless of look, unless I was doing a 100 point restoration.
As a 1982 cb900F owner I can verify that these bikes flat rock. However, my 900F has marzocchi shocks on the rear that a previous owner put on when the bike was still fairly new if that is any good indication of how well thought of the 900f stockers are. However nothing beat the SOHC stock rear shocks for sheer awfulness.
here's some good jawin' on vipex shocks from over at cb1100f.netquote:Originally posted by rat
I just spoke to Brian from Vipex.
They have a "second generation" shock coming out soon for a $300.00 price point.
normally, I agree with you but the fiancee is motorcycle saavy and now that we sold her bike she insists that at least one of mine be able to carry two (plus luggage) since she is too short to work the bigger bikes by herself (she almost dumped my cb750 in the driveway pushing it around).quote:Originally posted by rat
I'm 190, and never ride two up. I hate passengers.