Honda XR400R Rear Shock options?

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Honda XR400R Rear Shock options?

Post by johnnyboxer » Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:48 pm

What aftermarket shock options are there for my XR400?

Is the oem Honda unit rebuildable?
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Re: Honda XR400R Rear Shock options?

Post by minkyhead » Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:09 am

theres a few of running these john .and they are pretty dam good .. me ,dave , bob one leg ,scoob ,and cowling are all on them off road and they are up to the job
firefox racing at keighly have all the spares servicing stuff and springs which is handy for you ..they built a yss for me from scratch for me rally before anything was on the market ,,measured the rate of the o/es and re sprung me klx with custom cut fork springs as theres nowt available in the uk for it .... good firm

this is a bargain imho

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-XR400- ... 2349723461

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Re: Honda XR400R Rear Shock options?

Post by johnnyboxer » Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:09 pm

minkyhead wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:09 am
theres a few of running these john .and they are pretty dam good .. me ,dave , bob one leg ,scoob ,and cowling are all on them off road and they are up to the job
firefox racing at keighly have all the spares servicing stuff and springs which is handy for you ..they built a yss for me from scratch for me rally before anything was on the market ,,measured the rate of the o/es and re sprung me klx with custom cut fork springs as theres nowt available in the uk for it .... good firm

this is a bargain imho

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-XR400- ... 2349723461

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I will call them, first week of Jan to discuss the options
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Honda XR400R Rear Shock options?

Post by johnnyboxer » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:41 pm

Managed to 'bag' from Ebay, a WP (White Power) Rear Shock in good condition last week for the XR400 for a reasonable price, which was a rare find, as they are hard to find

I will try it on the bike and see how I get on, plus it'll allow me to get the standard Showa rebuilt/serviced and re-valved etc and maybe a change of shock spring and free off the rebound adjuster that is seized solid :ugeek:

Next will be a front fork service, new oil and some Racetech Gold valves, plus upgraded springs - will get Shocktech (from Sheffield to do it, as they are the Racetech importers)

Hoping to revolutionise the XR400 suspension, making it plusher and more progressive

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