Part: Honda CB350 / CB360 / CB450 / CB550 Factory Style Rear Shock (Sold in Pairs - Does Not Qualify for Free Shipping)
Why You Need This: The original Honda shock absorbers were pretty squishy from the beginning. Now that 40 years have past, the oil in the damper is probably long gone and the springs have worn out to the point where you are probably bouncing down the road. We have been able to find some factory-style shocks for your bike that will not only look factory-correct, but will greatly improve the ride quality of your CL350 Scrambler / CB350 / CL360 Scrambler / CJ360 / CB360 / CL450 Scrambler / CB450 / CB500T / CB550. They feature the standard spring-preload adjuster. After a fork oil change and some fresh fork seals up front, you'll be hugging the curves in no time.
If you're a heavier rider or simply looking to upgrade your suspension try our Heavy Duty Shock Absorbers, or better yet, a pair of fully adjustable, fully rebuildable Ikon Performance Shocks.
Installation Tip: Knock out the metal spacer in the upper rubber bushing it will not be used. Lubricate the rubber bushing with some bearing grease to help it slide on the frame mount. Pay attention to the spring pre-load when riding two-up. Proper spring preload can be determined when sitting on the bike. 20 to 30% of the shocks travel distance should compress when sitting on the bike. Travel distance is determined from the bottom of the rubber bumper on the chrome shock tube (viewed inside the spring) and the piston seal on the lower body tube.