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Offline Kelly E

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Re: Blackbird
« Reply #50 on: July 14, 2017, 08:40:16 pm »
The closest I have been to a Blackbird is installing the rear shock from one on my 84' Honda Sabre. ;D
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Offline danodemotoman

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Re: Blackbird
« Reply #51 on: July 14, 2017, 10:51:33 pm »
 Kelly, thinking of a cost effective shock upgrade for mt 85 V65 Sabre. I am a heavy rider. How did it work for you?

The closest I have been to a Blackbird is installing the rear shock from one on my 84' Honda Sabre. ;D

Offline Kelly E

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Re: Blackbird
« Reply #52 on: July 17, 2017, 03:02:58 pm »
Dan, I was wondering if I would recognize anybody here. The shock works awesome on the small Sabre since they weigh almost the same as a Blackbird, just half the power. I tested the crap out of it down in Oregon at the V4Musclebike meet up and my Sabre rides like a long sportbike now. ;D I can start rolling on the throttle even before the apex now. I was beating everybody out of the corners, something not normally associated with a small Sabre.  :nananana:
I convinced Elliot(Sugerkryptonite) to use one on his V65 Sabre cafe build instead of the CBR600 shock he was going to use. He said it worked out great. I have it set at 2 on the damping and the preload is about halfway. At the worst you would have to change the spring. :beerchug:
1994 Kawasaki ZG1000A-The Long Rider
1984 Honda VF700S Sabre-The Bike
1983 Suzuki GS750ED-The Project