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About motohockey

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  • Birthday 11/21/1949

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    Les Cedres, Quebec, Canada
  • In My Garage:
    2009 VFR800 ABS

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  1. I've already done the helibar thing but as I age even further the bars on the ST or big FJR look even more comfy...anyone ever done that? I guess all the various cables, switches, hydraulic lines would need a complete overhaul as well, right?
  2. thanks for all your various comments, I'll keep researching/looking but as I have the OEM system off at the moment(installing new Stadium Suspension Technologies shock) I hope to find something I like before finishing re-assembly of the rear end
  3. Price Dropped!!!OEM rear shock with remote preload adjuster, in original packaging, fits 6th Gen VFRs ABS models, have any questions about removal/installation just ask cause the Honda Manual requires much more work than necessary...$350 CDN...$275 USD...ranger.p@videotron.ca SOLD!
  4. Hi motohockey, Thank you for your donation of 15.00 USD. We look forward to improving the forums with your donation. Thanks VFRDiscussion
  5. I have a brand new , in original packaging shock with remote preload adjuster for sale. Its for a 2009 VFR VTEC ABS but I believe it fits other 6th Gen VFRs...$520.00 CDN, $398 USD...anyone interested in the installation of this shock make sure to let me know cause the manual calls for a lot more work than necessary
  6. any thoughts on after market exhaust system for 2009 VFR 800 ABS...would like something with a lot less weight but NOT real loud, is that possible?
  7. I have a brand new, in original packing shock for a 2009 VFR 800 ABS with the remote spring adjuster. I would like $545 CDN ($405 USD). Pretty sure it fits other 6th Gen VFRs.
  8. Hi, after further analysis taking into your account of the raising of the swingarm are you saying the rear shock will be able to drop down avoiding that entire exhaust system removal as per the Honda manual?? I sure hope so cause removing/installing all 4 headers looks like another PITA!!


    If you can send the pictures of how you get the remote adjuster to follow the shock through the swingarm I would be eternally grateful...buy you a beer or 3 next time I'm in Oregon!LOL!

    1. Cogswell


      The photos are MIA - on an SD card someplace - I'll see if I can hunt them up.  In summary,  leave the headers alone.   You will though, be removing the exhaust cans and the fender under the seat.  At first I thought "fender" meant "what the license plate is attached to".  They mean the entire fender assembly under the seat.  The hose threads through between the subframe and fender, so stripping the subframe is required to get the adjuster out.   Once the fender is out (PITA),  with the remote adjuster  loose and the shock disconnected,  raising the swing arm will allow it all to snake its way out.  The key lock assembly for the seat inflicted the most pain,  I spent several hours scratching my head over that.  There's no way to coach you thru it - you'll just have to do it by trial and error.  

    2. motohockey


      Thanks, for your time, I dont think the pictures will be necessary given your description of how to snake it through. I have already removed the entire fender, exhaust, underseat assembly and was about to try and wrap my head around the necessity to remove(as per Honda shopmanual) the entire exhaust system when I read your description. So, if i understand, once the shock mounts are all removed the swingarm can be jacked -up high enough to allow the shock to be moved past that exhaust collector box, right? Thank God for people who ignore Manuals and find a better way! 


      Honda's manual makes the same gross error when describing how to remove/install the stator. They want the tank and airbox removed instead of just attaching a wire to the stator's wiring and fishing it under the tank so you can pull the new one along the same path. Who writes these manuals? Maybe they just want the job to take twice as long so a Honda mechanic somewhere can charge big bucks!


  9. Hello Cogswell,

    I'm the guy in Montreal still struggling with the removal of the rear shock on my 2009 VFR ABS. In your 2014 write-up I don't see any mention of removing the entire exhaust system as the manual states? The manual definetly states one must remove the entire exhaust system? The shock wont drop down unless you remove that exhaust collector(part of the 2 front cylinder headers), no? And that single bolt holding that collector(or whatever its called) is giving me a bitch of a time, no room for a socket or spanner, maybe an off-set box end wrench??!!

    Are you saying its not necessary to remove all 4 headers and still possible to lower the shock by lifting the swingarm? The lower mounting bolt sits right on top of that collector that the 2 front headers feed into?


    If you're still active I'd appreciate any help you can offer,



  10. we all know about Honda's poor track record with rectifiers, stators. grounds...how do I protect my nearly new 2009?

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