put F4i shock on an F3? - TwoWheelForum: Motorcycle and Sportbike forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-04-2007, 07:44 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 649
put F4i shock on an F3?

Can this be done safely? there is a tiny thread on the F3 forum I go to about it raising the back end of the bike up so a short person wouldn't want to do it. I would actually like having the back end sit taller so maybe this is something I should pursue? any tips on how to go about doing this?
ptowntsi is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-04-2007, 08:22 AM
Lifetime Premium

 
vabarber2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: VA, but currently in the sand!
Posts: 3,693
Send a message via AIM to vabarber2 Send a message via Yahoo to vabarber2 Send a message via Skype™ to vabarber2
Yeah, it can be done, ive got a buddy who loved the swap!
vabarber2 is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-04-2007, 10:59 AM
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,394
I would make sure to get the linkage for the F4i shock too. Honda often changes it from year to year.
No Worries is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-04-2007, 11:05 AM
Banned
 
PlayfulGod's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Dalton, Georgia
Posts: 9,569
Send a message via AIM to PlayfulGod Send a message via MSN to PlayfulGod
Quote:
Originally Posted by ptowntsi View Post
Can this be done safely? there is a tiny thread on the F3 forum I go to about it raising the back end of the bike up so a short person wouldn't want to do it. I would actually like having the back end sit taller so maybe this is something I should pursue? any tips on how to go about doing this?
do you ride so it you would benifit from it?
PlayfulGod is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-04-2007, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 649
yes i ride, haha i've put over 5000 miles on it since I bought the bike on about May 20th. I want it to sit up higher because i'm about 190-195 depending on whether or not i've been at the gym or not and at 6'3 it helps to have less knee bend. plus i think it looks better with the ass sitting higher.
ptowntsi is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-04-2007, 05:54 PM
Banned
 
PlayfulGod's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Dalton, Georgia
Posts: 9,569
Send a message via AIM to PlayfulGod Send a message via MSN to PlayfulGod
Quote:
Originally Posted by ptowntsi View Post
yes i ride, haha i've put over 5000 miles on it since I bought the bike on about May 20th. I want it to sit up higher because i'm about 190-195 depending on whether or not i've been at the gym or not and at 6'3 it helps to have less knee bend. plus i think it looks better with the ass sitting higher.
tried adjusting the shock on it?

and I meant riding as in the twisties etc.
PlayfulGod is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-04-2007, 08:51 PM
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 455
I did this to my Busa.....a guy made me some new aluminum rear links that raised the rear 1". It looks better and turns into the corners easier.
warputer is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-05-2007, 02:35 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 649
haven't adjusted it yet, i need to get a spanner wrench. it is on a pretty soft pre-load setting.
ptowntsi is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TwoWheelForum: Motorcycle and Sportbike forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome