CB500 1993 onwards, TEC shock absorbers
Pair of TEC replica chrome shocks with black springs to fit all twinshock Honda CB500 models from 1993 onwards 2 cylinder models.
Correct spring rate, length and bushes eye top and bottom mounts
Unlike many pattern and universal shocks these are the correct length
Bought these to tidy up the bike before selling. Perfect fit and correct size (wheel is off the ground when on main stand). Black springs also look good on a mostly black bike. Riding wise, they came set to highest setting, so I just left them there. I only ever used as a commuter and don't push the bike to any limits so I doubt if changing the settings would be noticeable for me anyway. And at the price I paid, I could afford to change them every year compared to the price of say Hagon. (Not that I am anticipating the need to as they have a 2 year warrantee).
For the money these are astoundingly good value. I bought them to replace the worn out original Honda items and I have to say, I am impressed. They look good, fitted easily and the ride is fine and dandy. Highly recommended.
Great service haven’t tried product yet as bike in rebuilding mode
Fitted mine prior to a 3000 mile tour to Romania, the carpathians and in particular route 7C - the magnificent Transfagarasan. I'm riding with 2*30 liter alu boxes, tankbag and an otherwise standard bike. The TEC shocks not only coped perfectly with the derelict romanian roads, they survived regular abuse! Countless footpeg-scrapes, bottom-outs, airtime and anything else I could throw at them.
Yes, they're delivering a somewhat hard ride on the daily commute, but fit the bill perfectly for touring. And the ride height is spot on!
If the chrome was more resilient to rust, I'd give them 5 stars. As it is, they deserve four.