Question about 1989 Honda CBR 600 F Hurricane

1 Answer

Uow to adjust my rear shock

Trying to adjust for stiffer ride when i have a passanger

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 46 Answers

You may crank the spring but this will give you springer feeling if you do not try to reduced rebound.....there is no big solution to get sport bike run nice with passenger....but it make people on the back have smile on theyre face if your'e girl friend as a nice *** (compare to a harley view,,,lol!!!!

Posted on Feb 12, 2012


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Adjust rear shocks, 1 - 5, which is stiffer?

Hi, Kevin if you're talking about the shocks on your dune buggy I can't help you, however if you are talking about your motorcycle shocks you're in luck, the setting that compresses the spring the most will be the stiffest. For more information about your issue please click on the links below. Good luck and have a nice day.
How to Measure and Adjust Rear Preload Adjust Motorcycle Suspension
How to adjust rear suspension on motorcycle preload settings Kawasaki...
Motorcycle Maintenance Adjusting your Suspension

May 27, 2016 | Motorcycles

1 Answer

Adjusting shocks to raise lowered bike

shocks will not adjust height only the stiffnes or softnes of the ride usually adjested stiffer for packing double and fully loaded for long trips if you have air shocks thats a different story

Mar 13, 2015 | 2002 Harley Davidson FLSTF - FLSTFI Fat...

1 Answer

2002 Vstar 1100 is bottoming out with passenger

Replace the spring with a heavier duty should do the job.
Have you tried adjustments in the spring load to stiffen it up.
The rear shock on your Yamaha V-Star 1100 motorcycle assures that the rear wheel is always in contact with the ground and makes your ride much more comfortable by absorbing road vibration and shock while you ride.

But your shock needs to be adjusted for different riding styles, so depending on whether you ride fast or cruise slowly and how quickly you take turns, you may want to adjust the shock to get the most out of your ride.


Remove the passenger seat by loosening and removing the rear passenger seat mounting bolt with a socket wrench.
With the passenger seat removed, you should see two larger rider's seat mounting bolts.
Remove these bolts and pull the rider's seat off of the bike to expose the internals of the motorcycle. 2

Detach the quick-release clips of the ignitor unit found just beneath the seat using a screwdriver. Pull the ignitor unit up and to the right of the bike to move it out of your way.

Remove the mudguard quick-release clips in the same fashion, then pull the mudguard out of the bike to expose the rear shock adjuster. 3

Look for the small numbers on the rear shock adjuster.
On most 2002 V-Stars you should see the numbers 1 to 9 printed on the shock adjuster.

These numbers give you an idea of the current setting of the shock.
The higher the number, the stiffer the adjustment. 4

Loosen the shock by turning the shock adjuster counterclockwise to a smaller number using a spanner wrench.

This makes the shock softer and more forgiving when riding over bumps and uneven pavement, but will feel slower in turns and accelerations.

Tighten the shock by turning it clockwise to a higher number.
This makes the shock stiffer, increasing road response in turns and giving you a better feel of road conditions at the expense of comfort. 5

Replace the mudguard, ignitor unit, rider's seat and mounting bolts, and the passenger seat and mounting bolts.

Take your bike for a ride to feel the difference a turn of the shock adjuster makes.

Nov 10, 2013 | Patch Products Sid The Science Kids Why Do...

1 Answer

Can am spyder can rear shock be adjusted ?

Yes, there is a spanner tool in your BRP tool bag (located in the Front Trunk - or Frunk). You need to lift the rear of the Spyder so the rear wheel is off the ground which takes the load off the rear shock spring. The rear shock is located in front of the rear wheel. Simply use the spanner to turn the adjustment ring. Compressing the spring will make it stiffer, turning the adjustment ring so the spring is longer will make it less stiff.

Jul 16, 2011 | CanAm AutoGlide Limited Edition...

1 Answer

Bike feels like it hitting down hard when i hit a bump with a passenger

it sounds like you need a new shock absorber. there is also an adjuster on most shocks. theres a small coil spring around the shock. underneath the spring is a piece that resembles stairs but it has spots for the post on the shock to set in. if you look at the rear shock you will see it. if you rotate it to the higher adjustment you should get a slightly stiffer shock as a result. there is also a type of shock that has threads on it. if you tighten the retaining nut that holds the coil on it should get stiffer. if that doesn't help you probably need to buy a new one.

May 31, 2011 | Yamaha V Star Classic Motorcycles

1 Answer

Adjusting twin cam back shocks the best setting

There is no single "best setting". It depends on you and your riding style. Heavier riders sometimes need a stiffer suspension. Same goes with those that do a lot of "Two Up" riding. Some riders seem to prefer a stiffer suspension because of their riding style. While others want the nice soft ride. The adjustment of the shocks is a personal type adjustment. Just try different positions under different conditions until you find the best for you.

Good Luck

Nov 09, 2010 | 2001 Harley Davidson FXDL Dyna Low Rider

1 Answer

How do I adjust the rear suspension on my 2001 deuce? I need to to be stiffer than it is. I Bottom is out here and there when I'm riding 2 up.

There are two "shocks" underneath the bike. You need to loosen a large nut on each, and turn the shocks on the threaded rod an equal distance on each. You will need a special spanner for the turning the shocks I believe.
You have to get right down flat on the ground and look under the bike between the frame rails in front of the rear tire and you'll see them.

Jun 17, 2010 | 2001 Harley Davidson FXSTD - FXSTDI Deuce

1 Answer

2008 M50 rear shock adjustment

remove the toolkit.
remove the tool kit box by removing the 3 small bolts/ screws holding it in,
This will give access to the shock.
I altered my shock yesterday.
Because there is very little space and I value all my fingers, I removed the battery and battery box. I did not remove it but I had to undo the bolts holding it in and swing it out of the way. This gives far better access to the shock and makes changing the settings easy.
I also found that it helped if the rear wheel was suspended off the ground on a bike lift, this takes the weight off the spring.

hope this helps

Jul 10, 2009 | 2008 Suzuki Boulevard

Not finding what you are looking for?
1989 Honda CBR 600 F Hurricane Logo

200 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Honda Experts

Arnie Burke
Arnie Burke

Level 3 Expert

4536 Answers


Level 3 Expert

76846 Answers


Level 2 Expert

342 Answers

Are you a Honda Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides