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Direct upgrade stock rear shock 1997 rrv cbr900rr

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Looking to get a softer rear shock for my 1997 cbr900rr (V or T)

Ideally after something that fits straight in & will give some static sag. Prefer not to cut, move or alter anything exept the shock itself. Not asking much I know!

Stock rrv is hard as nails as you are no doubt aware.

Hoping to hear from others that have done this.

All the best, Steve
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Re: Direct upgrade stock rear shock 1997 rrv cbr900rr

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Hi all.
Looking to get a softer rear shock for my 1997 cbr900rr (V or T)

Ideally after something that fits straight in & will give some static sag. Prefer not to cut, move or alter anything exept the shock itself. Not asking much I know!

Stock rrv is hard as nails as you are no doubt aware.

Hoping to hear from others that have done this.

All the best, Steve
As you may know, static sag is mostly controlled by the spring rate and amount of preload dialed into it. Have you set the preload as "soft" as it will go? Are you finding that you don't bring enough "girth" to weigh the rear end down? Typically the Honda's suspension is already on the softer side comparatively.

I think you'll be hard pressed to find a way around not replacing the spring. Pull the shock and send it a reputable company and have it set to your weight.

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Re: Direct upgrade stock rear shock 1997 rrv cbr900rr

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As you may know, static sag is mostly controlled by the spring rate and amount of preload dialed into it. Have you set the preload as "soft" as it will go? Are you finding that you don't bring enough "girth" to weigh the rear end down? Typically the Honda's suspension is already on the softer side comparatively.

I think you'll be hard pressed to find a way around not replacing the spring. Pull the shock and send it a reputable company and have it set to your weight.
Hi. Thanks for the reply.
Yes, preload is slackened right off & still no static sag. Apparently the rrv & rrt are renowned for this issue. Obviously this is a problem of getting bounced off the seat at times. Not ideal in a corner!

I have read that a 2005 R1 shock ( R1 310mm, RRV stock 305mm centers) with a 2008 cbr1000rr spring is a good combination? Anyone here enlighten me further?

Looking to upgrade the damping whilst im at it & the stock is said to be pretty crap as far as things go?

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