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 Post Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:11 am 
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finally... I opened up the rear mono shock... oil seals still in good shape filled er up with motorex fork oil 10w.. assembled it back... so far no leaks...

but the spring is not yet installed back on the damper... I still need to diy a spring compressor... hopefully by next week or before december ends...

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for you to remove the rear mono shock of our hornet, you need an ABBA stand, diy is possible, and then you also need a spring compressor or hire a machine mech to do that for you...

I still can't believe that the shock ran out of oil... there's no sign of leaks... maybe once you installed back the shock and ride like 1000miles then leaks will start to come out... not sure... I'll check that out in the future...

here is the video after adding motorex fork oil

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGxTjnQS ... e=youtu.be


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 Post Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:13 am 
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now removed, used 80, 100, 200, 400, 600, 800, 1200, 1500 and 2000 grit, then autosol metal polisher, i dont have a buffing machine yet... just buff em up using my hands :Bang

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 Post Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:15 am 
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engine and headers repaint once again... lots of pebbles ruined my paint..

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which one is much better the flat head or the head type allen stainless bolts?

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bought new plugs NGK CR9EH-9, this one is designed for countries with high weather temp... :ahhdiddums

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 Post Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:45 pm 
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i am new to this forum..
i need your advice on how to make my honda hornet lowered at least 3inch lower.
is it adviceble to cut the rear suspension spring to lower the height of my bike?
if you have more ideas, please share.... thanks

Merry Christmas to All...


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 Post Posted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:13 am 
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rhoi55 wrote:
i am new to this forum..
i need your advice on how to make my honda hornet lowered at least 3inch lower.
is it adviceble to cut the rear suspension spring to lower the height of my bike?
if you have more ideas, please share.... thanks

Merry Christmas to All...


our hornet mono shock do have height adjustment but not sure if that will reach 3 inches less,

if you lower it to 3 inches less... the rear tire might bump or hit your bike's underneath

you can try a different shock like from cbr 250rr and see if it is much lower...

if you cut the springs you might encounter some problems with the rebound


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 Post Posted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 8:03 pm 
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i think by adjusting the shock it will just change the stiffness of the spring and not the height.
is there any available lowering kit to change the height? instead of changing the shock?


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 Post Posted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 8:26 pm 
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i've seen this in ebay, and wondering if i can use this on my hornet...



http://www.ebay.com/itm/HONDA-CB-600-SF ... 20db7bccdf


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 Post Posted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:33 am 
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I won't use the kit.. what you can do is find or look for another spring a much shorter one, but not weld cut or bolt cutted,

if you compress the srpings it will also give you a stiff ride... but you can't compress it up to 3 inches..


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 Post Posted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:47 am 
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forgot to post my hornet helmet by sparx

bought it like 2 years ago

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I don't really use this helmet like all the time, I only use it for night ride... it is not a dual visor

the hornet 2 helmet is still on sale ...


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 Post Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:21 am 
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changed oil, oil filter, oil seals and modify oil filter drain plug ( hex bolt turned round )


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 Post Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:50 pm 
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Thanks for the advice. Any suggestion on what type of spring i can use that would lower my bike?
Can you tell me the original diameter and length of the spring?
I was thinking of using the Yamaha Fz16 spring as a replacement for my CB600F.
And again i need your advice.

Thank you and Have a blessed day :)


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 Post Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:39 am 
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rhoi55 wrote:
Thanks for the advice. Any suggestion on what type of spring i can use that would lower my bike?
Can you tell me the original diameter and length of the spring?
I was thinking of using the Yamaha Fz16 spring as a replacement for my CB600F.
And again i need your advice.

Thank you and Have a blessed day :)


the yamaha fz16 spring might fit but not a good one, cb600f and fz16 they do have different net weight


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 Post Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:45 pm 
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I think I forgot to mention that I bought oxford battery oximiser or charger.. will post pics soon


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 Post Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:25 am 
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finally i found some time...

hired a welder to custom a spring compressor for me

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left side is the z200 shock at the right is the OEM honda hornet mono shock
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d.i.y spring compressor gave me plenty of space to tighten the bolt
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 Post Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:27 am 
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 Post Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:42 am 
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rhoi55 wrote:
is it adviceble to cut the rear suspension spring to lower the height of my bike?..


NO!!!!!!!!!!!! the spring length is matched to the shock travel, cutting the spring without shortning the shock
would leave it in a very dangerious condition!
to lower the bike either find a shorter suspension unit, or change the length of the lower mounting bracket
on the shock.

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 Post Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:26 am 
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I agree with 370Steve... don't cut the springs to lower the height...

just find a much lower shock assembly... my replacement Z200 monoshock has like about the same height with our OEM hornet shock...

both shocks can be adjusted... when I adjust them I normally remove them from the bike... once adjusted to the highest level it gives me a much higher feeling on the bike... what I know is that they are only tension adjustments and not height adjustment.. not really sure..

you can try a cbr250rr mono shock see if that will fit... you may need to modify some bushings for it to fit our hornet


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 Post Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:30 am 
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4 days now since I installed the rebuild mono shock.. so far no leaks.. much better ride and comfort


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 Post Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:26 am 
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more than a month now and still no leaks on my OEM mono shock rebuild....


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 Post Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:44 pm 
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after an EB with a fellow hornet rider (600) he gave me a couple of tokens...

1. motion pro synchronizer
2. mono shock of hornet 600 - ( worn out but i think i can repair it like what i did with my 250 mono shock )


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 Post Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:31 am 
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after 1 year and 6 months my imarflex battery gave up... good thing I already have a spare just waiting for its turn

Mkn from thailand, brand new maintenance free.. but acid is also new and not an old stock, you just have to pour the acid and seal



new recharger kit for KNN air filters bought em for $22 usd still sealed


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 Post Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:32 pm 
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still no leaks on my oem mono shock rebuild, but I have a new problem cylinder # 4 or the one on the right most side is not doing well, my bike is a bit sluggish on low rpms and dies down on idle.. I already replace plugs.. will check hi tension wire.. but most likely problem is with the carbs


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 Post Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:47 pm 
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forcemajeure wrote:
still no leaks on my oem mono shock rebuild, but I have a new problem cylinder # 4 or the one on the right most side is not doing well, my bike is a bit sluggish on low rpms and dies down on idle.. I already replace plugs.. will check hi tension wire.. but most likely problem is with the carbs


Yeah give the carburetor a look, it may be slightly clogged or something.


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 Post Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:23 pm 
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will try and fix this problem on my own and let's see what will happen...


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 Post Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 5:41 pm 
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yesterday...

I changed the spark plugs 2x and after few minutes of riding all pipes / pipes now heating up properly, when ever I sprayed water on each pipe it will boil showing signs that is it working...

so I turned off my bike.. and then after few minutes tried riding it again, and # 4 went cold once again, problem could be with the crappy new fuel? I changed to a cheap unleaded fuel... now I'm going back to my trusted retailer which is Caltex...

if after 2 full tanks and still no changes.. time to open up carb #4... idle jet might be clogged up?


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 Post Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:58 am 
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forcemajeure wrote:
yesterday...

I changed the spark plugs 2x and after few minutes of riding all pipes / pipes now heating up properly, when ever I sprayed water on each pipe it will boil showing signs that is it working...

so I turned off my bike.. and then after few minutes tried riding it again, and # 4 went cold once again, problem could be with the crappy new fuel? I changed to a cheap unleaded fuel... now I'm going back to my trusted retailer which is Caltex...

if after 2 full tanks and still no changes.. time to open up carb #4... idle jet might be clogged up?

i suggest, try filling new gasoline then don't just keep the bike idle at home, ride it hard(after warm-up) then perhaps check carbs :hat


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 Post Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:48 pm 
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Definitely check the carburetor, if that doesn't fix it. Check that you're getting spark from the plug and wire.


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 Post Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:56 am 
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thanks Kane.. thanks mikey..

will try swap wires first and check for contacts if its corroded.. its been raining here in Philippines

if swapping wires doesn't work then I'll check # 4 carb


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 Post Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:55 pm 
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swapped HT wires.. and still no joy... put them back to original place..

opened up the drain plug on carb # 4 and fuel went out.. closed the fuel drain plug and started bike.. felt much better and #4 headers warms up much better but still not hot enough just like 1 2 3 headers...

question - when you open up the fuel drain plug or excess fuel plug on carbs it will normally contain fuel? or there should be no fuel on that drain plug?


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 Post Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:56 pm 
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Yes there is - that's coming out from the float chamber


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 Post Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:13 pm 
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Are the mixture screws all set equally? 2.5 turns out?


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 Post Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:26 am 
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finally I had a couple of hours to spare and I opened up carb #4 and cleaned the jets..

to my surprise... it now starts and runs smoothly once again...

thanks to honda hornet uk forums!


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MikeyAC92 wrote:
Are the mixture screws all set equally? 2.5 turns out?

yup that's what i have now but i remember my mechanic kept mine very different ... very, one with 2 rounds out one with 1.5... etc
i hope that's right?? :eek

one day i'll clean myself, probably next service :ahhdiddums


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 Post Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:26 am 
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 Post Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:33 pm 
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unfortunately.. i may need to let go of my honda hornet 1996 hope i can still sell it around $4200 USD


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unfortunately.. i may need to let go of my honda hornet 1996 hope i can still sell it around $4200 USD

Wow, that's sad to hear! I guess it's family business?!
Anyway, keep on riding!

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i found a new hobby... cycling in less than 2 years, i now have 4 different bicycles, hybrid aluminum, fatbike aluminum, titanium single speed, carbon roadbike... planning to get 1 more.. a steel bike


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 Post Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:53 pm 
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Hi all,

with guts and lil time, i will attempt to repair my hornet's fuel petcock. fuel small leaks near the selector knob

fuel petcock is with rivets, drilled them and will try to replace the rubber seals and rethread and use m3 or m4 screws

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goodluck to me let's see what will happen..

you might be wondering .. why won't i buy OEM?? i don't have funds, jobless at the moment eh

found some articles on the net that we can rebuild riveted fuel petcocks, they cost a lot, like $200 here in philippines


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 Post Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:54 pm 
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Borschtsch wrote:
forcemajeure wrote:
unfortunately.. i may need to let go of my honda hornet 1996 hope i can still sell it around $4200 USD

Wow, that's sad to hear! I guess it's family business?!
Anyway, keep on riding!


will definitely keep on riding.. but on a different 2 wheeled vehicle..

mountain bikes, fatbikes and roadbikes

will definitely be sad once i let go of my hornet


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 Post Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:45 pm 
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updates...

i had little time to spend repairing it.. just a couple of updates

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was able to remove the metal plate holding the O-rings, O-rings seemed to be in good shape, but the weird looking shape of O-ring around the main petcock may need to be replaced with epoxy gasket maker fuel resistant..


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