The front shocks that Honda installed on this bike are good shocks, however they do have room for improvement. There are several issues that need to be addressed.
1. Spring rate – With the single rate spring that came on it stock, you do not have as much sag adjustment as what some are wanting. I have tested several setups and have found that the least expensive solution is to have a progressive spring made to fit the stock shock that lets you lower the front of your bike while still maintaining good bottoming resistance.
2. Compressed length – The compressed length of these shocks is too long to run a good sag setup. If you run a good sag setup, the shocks will bottom very easily while the frame is still several inches off the ground. The least expensive solution that I have found is to make a new shock bottom, disable the rebound adjustment, and revalve the rebound dampening.[/b]
Ok everythings sounds great except the part where he disables the rebound adjustment. I really like the adjustabililty!! does anyone have this setup, that could comment??