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Honda Rear Shock (Heavy-Duty)
Honda Rear Shock (Heavy-Duty)

Honda Rear Shock (Heavy-Duty)

Your Price: $120.00
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CMC Part Number:8003
  • OEM Part:8003
  • Qty:Sold In Pairs

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Chrome / Chrome (#8005)
Chrome / Black (#8006)
Black / Black (#8007)
Optional Add-On Part:
Rear Shock Bungee Nuts (#8041) (+$15.00)

Part: Honda CB350 / CB360 / CB450 / CB550 Heavy-Duty Rear Shock - Sold in Pairs

Why You Need This: If you have not figured it out yet, the original rear shock absorber on your Honda CB or CL scrambler are spongier than a marshmallow. Add 40 years of neglect to the equation and you are in for one pogo stick of a ride. Good thing we have these heavy duty rear shocks to keep your back tire glued to the pavement! We so often see bikes (even fancy show bikes) that are still running the original factory rear shocks... For some reason it seems to be a overlooked part to replace when getting your vintage Honda Scrambler or CB back on the road.

The springs of these heavy duty shocks are stiffer than the factory style shocks, which makes them better suited for heavier riders (over 200 lbs / 90 kg), extra passengers (for ya'll riding two-up) or luggage / cargo when loaded up for that road trip. While these heavy-duty rear shocks will fit the CB350 / CL350 scrambler as well as the CB360 / CJ360 / CL360 scrambler, they are a preferred choice for the CB450 / CL450 / CB500T and the CB550 series of motorcycles due to the increased size and weight of these bikes.

It is always a balance of bike / rider / cargo weight that will guide you on which rear shocks to suit your needs. So if you are over 2 bills (200 lbs +) and rolling on a CB550 then these shocks will be perfect for you; if you are buck and a half (150 lbs) or less on a CL350 scrambler you may want to opt for our Honda factory style shocks.

These heavy-duty rear shocks are a Common Motor exclusive, with the proper length of 320mm eye to clevis distance as well as a spring rate that is more appropriate for these mid sized Honda motorcycles over many generic universal shocks. Available in three color combinations: chrome body with chrome spring, black body with chrome spring and black body with black springs. They have four pre-load spring settings and we replace the squishy rubber upper bushings with our performance vinyl bushing set. Swapping out your rear shocks will significantly improvement your bike's handling. Throw in some fresh fork seals up front and your suspension is ready to take the twistiest roads.

Installation Tip: Depending on your exhaust set up you may need to adjust the mufflers and / or pipes for proper clearance as the springs on these shocks are larger in diameter than the stock ones. The chain guard may need to be massaged (slightly bent inward) too. Lubricate the upper bushing with some bearing grease during installation. Use the shim washer on the inside of the lower clevis when installing the lower bolt.

Measured Dimensions:

  • Eyelet to Clevis Eyelet: 12.59" (320mm)
  • Upper eyelet ID: 0.875" (22.2mm)
  • Upper eyelet width: 0.6875" (17.5mm)
  • Clevis inside width: 0.875" (22.2mm)
  • Clevis bolt thread: M10 x 1.25
These Rear Shocks Fit These Honda Motorcycles
Also Fits: Honda CB350F 1974, Honda CB350F Four 1972 - 1973, Honda CB400F Super Sport 1975 - 1977, Honda CJ360T 1976 - 1977, Honda CB350 Super Sport 1968 - 1973, Honda CL350 Scrambler 1968 - 1973, Honda CL360 Scrambler 1974 - 1975, Honda CL450 Scrambler 1970 - 1974, Honda CM400A Hondamatic 1979 - 1981, Honda CM400C Custom 1981, Honda CM400E 1980 - 1981, Honda CM400T 1979 - 1981, Honda CM450A Hondamatic 1982 - 1983, Honda CM450C Custom 1981 - 1982, Honda CM450E 1982 - 1983
5 Stars
Looks great
Shocks look great, however they make the rear sit about an inch higher, the spring diameter is bigger than factory. Had to bend a freshly powder coated chain guard. 1975 cb360t
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Ontario, Canada. on 11/17/2018
5 Stars
Shocks are awesome. I’m 300#, so the stock shocks were like pogo sticks. These are on the lower setting they arrived set to and they have completely transformed my bike, a 71 CL350. No modifications were necessary for the CL exhaust for mine.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Kansas City, MO. on 10/3/2019
5 Stars
These shocks look great on my 74' CL450 and feel even better. Really good support and easy to install. 10/10 would recommend.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Lubbock TX. on 9/27/2020
5 Stars
I bought these in chrome. Very well finished. Ideal for restorations.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Kennewick. on 3/24/2019
5 Stars
These springs significantly improved how my 1975 CB550 handled. The video on the common motor site completely convinced me to swap out my originals and I’m so glad I did. It’s almost like I have a new bike! As always they shipped fairly quickly and were exactly as described. I’m a totally loyal customer now.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Richmond. on 10/8/2020

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