Rear Shock upgrades?

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  1. #AWMB

    #AWMB New Member

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    Thanks to some help, I've gotten my front end on my '81 sorted out. With some generic ebay shocks and a front damper from SP Takegawa (https://japan.webike.net/products/20223868.html), the front end bobs way less and doesn't bottom out.

    Now I'd like to make similar improvements to the rear. Has anyone upgraded rear shocks on their Passport? Of the two options I've looked at are again SP Takegawa parts (https://japan.webike.net/products/21594351.html) but the shipping to the US is 115% of the actual price!

    The other would be some random generics off ebay. Any recommendations for those (with or without reservoirs)?
     
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  3. OLD CT

    OLD CT Well-Known Member

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    Measure the rear shocks eye to eye. How much you weigh depends on what type of shock to run.
     
  4. whereshaldo

    whereshaldo Member

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    I have a set of generic chrome ebay shocks that are stiffer than the stock. I'm 180 lbs and they were just too stiff for what I wanted but you are welcome to them for the cost of shipping if you want them.

    Hal
     
  5. #AWMB

    #AWMB New Member

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    Thanks Hal, that's what I was worried about as well- ending up with springs that aren't adjustable and too stiff. I weigh even less and am wondering what else could work... Do you have a pic of them so I know which pair not to get?
    What are you currently running on your passport?
     
  6. whereshaldo

    whereshaldo Member

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    I bought these:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/10-1-4-260...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

    I eventually went back to the original Honda shocks and just turned them the other way out so that the side that hadn't gotten as much sun exposure was showing. I think the original shocks really are the best, if you find an NOS set in another color there is a rattle-can blue that matches very well if you decide to paint them.

    I don't even ride the Honda much anymore, I've since bought a Stella (Vespa PX copy) and am riding that instead. The appeal of the scooter blanket and the increased HP makes a big difference, but I love riding the Honda for fun.

    H
     

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