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Offline slomogadgie

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Rear Shock Replacement
on: June 05, 2015, 08:54:26 AM
Hi guys,

I've bought a replacement shock for the CT. Has anyone got a DIY guide on torque settings and general instructions on how to do it. What needs removed etc etc.
Cheers
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Re: Rear Shock Replacement
Reply #1 on: June 08, 2015, 06:18:56 PM
anyone?
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Re: Rear Shock Replacement
Reply #2 on: June 08, 2015, 08:10:43 PM
Think Scotsy changed his !

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Re: Rear Shock Replacement
Reply #3 on: June 14, 2015, 12:22:58 PM
Jeez, how many miles has the bike done? my mate changed the rear shock on his RT1200 after 75,000 miles! these shocks are generally built to last. Anyway, its been about 3 years since I was on this site, still got me crosstourer only done 7000 miles! but all in France and bloody fantastic!

By the way, does anyone have a decent link that works without loads of spam for getting the 2012 workshop manual or is buying one from honda the best option?

Might help with your shock replacement!

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Re: Rear Shock Replacement
Reply #4 on: June 14, 2015, 12:29:45 PM
*Originally Posted by steve [+]
Think Scotsy changed his !

I did indeed.....but it was 2 years ago  :150:


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Re: Rear Shock Replacement
Reply #5 on: June 15, 2015, 06:35:07 PM
Ah  okay! lol read forum first...messages later haha
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Re: Rear Shock Replacement
Reply #6 on: June 15, 2015, 06:37:31 PM
*Originally Posted by gazbiker [+]
Jeez, how many miles has the bike done? my mate changed the rear shock on his RT1200 after 75,000 miles! these shocks are generally built to last. Anyway, its been about 3 years since I was on this site, still got me crosstourer only done 7000 miles! but all in France and bloody fantastic!

By the way, does anyone have a decent link that works without loads of spam for getting the 2012 workshop manual or is buying one from honda the best option?

Might help with your shock replacement!

Gazbiker

Low milage, but I've had enough of the poor handling and ride. It's part of my 'get to like my CT' phase. However it seems to be harder than I thought.
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Re: Rear Shock Replacement
Reply #7 on: June 24, 2015, 11:30:21 PM
Slomo, I feel your pain! I'm 4 months in and sort of hitting a sweet spot. It has involved hyperpro front and rear and a set of PR4's and working through numerous suspension settings. I have to say my bike is pretty good now (for me anyway) but I am still irritated by getting 'white finger' on longer rides and the transmission knock which has to be ridden around! What gets me is spending so much on a bike and feeling as though I could've bought a a bike half the price and still had the same out of it! I'm in deep now so the CT is going to work for me one way or tother.

 



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